All You Need to Know About Pole Barn Kits
Pole barns have long been considered an affordable storage solution for farmers looking for convenient storage options. Primarily consisting of steel or aluminum panels and supported by poles driven into the ground, these buildings are less labor intensive because there’s no foundation. Pole barns are even easier to set up when you choose a pole barn kit from New Holland Supply that meets your needs and fits within your budget. Here’s everything you’ll need to know about do-it-yourself pole barn kits.
Multiple Uses for Pole Barn Kits
The great thing about these kits is that there are multiple possible uses for such structures. Of course, you can always use it for its original purpose, as a storage area for farm equipment. Today’s pole barn kits are highly customizable, which means you can use your new structure for other purposes as well.
Some of these structures have been modified to be used for storefronts. Others have been turned into workshops. Barn kits can also serve as an extra external home storage space for bigger items like lawn tractors, snowmobiles, 4 wheelers, boats, motorcycles and much more. What it can mean for homeowners is more space in attics, basements, and closets.
Pole Barn Garage
A pole barn garage built with a kit is an economical solution if you want to add a garage to your property without hiring a construction crew to do it. A garage kit will give you the basic structure for a garage. It can be personalized with your own windows and garage doors if you wish to make it more unique in design and style.
Horse Barn Kits
With horse barn kits, you’ll also get the basic structure of a barn. Simply add any accessories you may need and you’ll have a barn that’s ready to safely house your horses. Whether you’re a first-time horse owner or you keep horses for showing, training, or other purposes, you’ll have no problem finding a horse barn that’s the right size and design for your needs.
Durability and Versatility
Pole barns have durable metal roofing that offers year-round protection from the elements. Since you’re not limited with location by having to install a foundation, such structures can easily be placed anywhere on your property to meet whatever use you have in mind for your new building. This is especially appealing if you are going to use it for storage purposes since you place it in a location where it’s easily accessible.
A DIY kit is an investment that can easily pay for itself over time when you consider that such structures typically have a long life expectancy. Given the current technologies available for how components in kits are made, it’s safe to say that pole barns can last for many years with regular maintenance and care.
Framing and Insulation
Walls aren’t load-bearing, so you can frame it in the same way you would frame a traditional stick-framed structure. What you’ll get is a higher insulation R-value, which is the measure of resistance to heat flow through a particular material. You’ll also get better ventilation in a pole structure because of the spacing of the posts.
Customize It With the Right Horse Stall Materials
Just because you go with a kit doesn’t mean you can’t tailor its interior set-up to your preferred usage. If you opt for a DIY horse barn kit, for instance, you can make it more specific to your needs by choosing the right horse stall materials. Start with the basics like stall doors, hardware for latches, chew guards, wall channels, stall fronts, Dutch windows, and partitions. Then make your horse barn more personalized and functional with:
- Saddle racks
- Custom wood tack room cabinets
- Tack room boxes
- Elegant European style fronts as an alternative to standard fronts
- Durable equine custom wood barn doors
Pole Barn Kit Costs
New Holland Supply has pole barn kits for sale that start around $4,000 for the standard basic package. This is on par for what the national average is for structures like this. Your total cost will depend on the size you prefer and the features you want to be included with your kit.
A Smart Investment
The savings you’ll enjoy with a kit really adds up when you compare savings over what you would normally have to invest to get a custom building for the same purposes. For instance, a traditionally constructed barn averages about $45 per square foot.
The cost to have a pole or horse barn built averages from $2.50 to $4.00 per square foot. Prefab metal barns range from $7-25 per square foot. With a traditional barn, 15 percent of your total budget may be spent on foundation work alone. Purchasing a kit also means you won’t have to worry about:
- Contractor costs
- Paying extra for parts and labor
- Absorbing costs for construction delays (with DIY kits, you can start putting together your new structure right away)
Pole barn kits can be conveniently and quickly set up on any terrain. Even though not as much structural support is needed, your new barn will be able to handle more weight with less framing, and it will be just as durable as other structures, if not more so. It’s easy to see how a kit can be a smart, long-term investment when you factor in your overall savings compared to what you would normally have to spend with other options. Now that you know all about these durable, versatile structures, take a moment to explore the pole barn kits for sale from New Holland Supply.