At first glance, wood pole barn kits for sale might look more affordable than a pre-engineered building package like those provided here at Global.
But look deeper – is it really cheaper?
In this article, we will review what pole barns and pole barn kits are; then, we’ll carefully compare wood pole barn packages and prefab barns made of metal by examining and comparing the structure and quality of their key building components. If you’re not convinced after that, we’ll even give you a free quote with an exact price for a steel barn building with an endless variety of uses. Once you know all of the facts, you can decide for yourself which building type is best for you.
Let’s get started!
What are Pole Barns?
The name “pole barn” comes from the 1930s. During the Great Depression, farmers turned to the most cost-efficient materials they could to construct new affordable barns to be used as horse barns or storage sheds – they used recycled telephone poles. These “telephone pole barns” were shortened to simply “pole barns,” ushering in a new era of agricultural construction.
Pole barns are a type of post-frame construction, a technique that has been used for centuries to rapidly build solid, dependable structures. Pole barn kits are designed with posts as frame members buried a few feet into the ground. This post frame serves as the main component of the foundation for these affordable barns. Advocates for wood pole barns argue that they are far less expensive and time-consuming to erect compared to other types of construction. However, farmers soon discovered that a low price is not always the best choice. In our analysis below, we show how low initial cost can lead to greater expenses down the road and how steel metal barns can wind up being a better value.
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What are Pole Barn Kits?
Barn kits in Canada consist of pre-packaged materials for your building project. You’re responsible for supplying the tools and labour. Barn buildings like these can be purchased at the nearest home improvement retailer (i.e. Rona or Home Depot Canada). Prices vary by size and features. Pole barn kits in Canada have increased significantly in price and material costs have increased significantly over the past few years.
With over 35 years of design and construction experience in steel barn buildings, the Global Buildings Canada team is trusted for their superior product, reliability and excellent customer service. Multi-generational farm families know that long-lasting metal components outweigh cheap pole barn building prices that may require replacing in 10 years.