Pole Building Stylesby JT Woods on 06/22/15
Pole Building Styles
Pole buildings are a great option if you are looking for quick construction on a budget. Pole buildings are generally inexpensive due to the way that they are built using large posts for its support columns in addition to trusses, wall girts, and roof purlins. Because of the larger posts and unique framing method, it can handle larger loads requiring fewer materials and labor time, which makes pole barn construction a cost effective option compared to stick-built structures. The two main styles of pole buildings are Gable Style and Monitor Style.
Gable style buildings are the most common and economically built pole building due to its symmetrical roof line. Many find this shape attractive due its simple and clean lines; and it compliments most styles of homes.
Gable style pole buildings are a popular choice for those in need of a shop, garage, out-building, or storage shed. It is common to see lean-too additions on a gable style pole building for added storage space.
Gable style buildings offer a large open interior space to work with. You can keep the area as an open work space, build lofts for extra storage, or frame in walls to create separate rooms within your building.
The monitor style pole building is popular amongst the rural, agricultural, and equine groups because of the "ranch" or "farm" style that it portrays. A monitor style building has a large center aisle with shed wings on both sides. The large center section is much taller than the attached wings.
A monitor style is perfect for raising animals as you can use the side wings for stalls, storage, and tack rooms, while leaving the center aisle open for large equipment and caring space for the animals. A second story is an option with this style of building by creating a loft in taller center aisle area.
When it comes to choosing which style of pole building is right for you, you will need take into consideration what your needs are, and what features you like, and what your budget is. Call your local pole building contractor and they can help guide you through your decision making process.