Are you looking for a quick and affordable way to build your dream home? Then a pole barn house may be the perfect option for you. A pole barn home is a unique and versatile building style that consists of a series of poles that support the roof and walls. This unique design allows for a lot of flexibility in terms of layout and allows for a lot of natural light to enter the home.

Pole barn homes are typically more cost effective to build than traditional homes. As with all types of pole barns, the construction methods for post-frame structures are what make them so cost-effective. Do bear in mind, though, that the final bill will be determined by the square footage and interior finishes you select.

Thanks to the construction process of pole barn houses, they can be built in a much shorter time frame.

Research the Cost of Labor and Materials

The cost of constructing a pole barn house will depend on several factors, including the size and complexity of your structure. However, with careful planning and consideration for all the necessary expenses, building a pole barn house can be an affordable investment for you.

For your barn style project, you will need building materials for a metal roof, metal siding, and a concrete foundation. While pole barns are regarded as an affordable option, do not confuse that with cheap. The nature of post-frame buildings means that, if not properly constructed, they may be vulnerable to the elements. For peace of mind that your home will stand the test of time – especially in Colorado’s climate – opt for top quality materials and workmanship.

The thick wall cavities of pole barns must be insulated to increase their energy efficiency. By filling the void with fiberglass blanket or closed cell spray foam, you not only prevent heat loss from inside your home, but also improve its structural integrity

The labor involved in this project can be extensive – particularly if you are building a larger structure – so it is important to factor this in when putting together a budget.

Having constructed more than 15,000 pole barns in the last 30 years, we at Peak Pole Barns and Manufacturing are well-qualified to assist you with an accurate and up to date bill of quantities.

Decide Where to Build Your Pole Barn House

When deciding where on your property your pole barn house will be situated. You will need to factor in things like the size of your lot, the climate, and whether or not you want it to be your primary residence.

Before designing your blueprint, make sure that you first have enough space for it on your property. As a good rule of thumb, you should plan for at least twice as much space as you think you’ll need in order to build a proper pole barn house. This way, you can be sure that there is enough room for expansion should your needs change.

Get the Necessary Permits

Before you build your pole barn, make sure that you have all the proper permits in place. In most cases, you will need a permit from your local municipality to build a pole barn. However, there are some exceptions – for example, if you are building a pole barn as part of an agricultural operation. Otherwise, it is usually best to contact your local municipality and get the necessary permits in advance.

Because we at Peak Pole Barns and Manufacturing have worked in 27 states over the years, we are happy to guide you through the process of acquiring appropriate building permits.

Design a Floor Plan that Suits You

After all that practical preparation, it is time to let your creative juices flow! At the same time, while building a pole barn house is an exciting project, it pays to take the time to plan it out properly. You want to make sure that each room in the pole barn house is used efficiently.

The large, open spans of ceiling give you the flexibility to design floor plans that maximizes space and minimizes construction time. Without the load-bearing walls needed in brick-and-mortar buildings, you can take advantage of the ample space offered by post frame buildings.

The highly adaptable personal and living spaces can even include balconies, lofts, or second stories. The possibilities are endless to ensure that your pole barn house is the perfect size and layout for your family.

From an aesthetics point of view, you can go with a traditional design or go more rustic with an outdoor look that mimics natural surroundings.

Always Hire a Professional if You’re Not Familiar with Pole Barns

Last but not least, be sure to contact a professional when building a pole barn dwelling – there are many factors involved in this process which can become confusing without expert assistance.

Contact Peak Pole Barns and Manufacturing for more information and let us guide and advise you every step of the way so that you build the perfect pole barn house for yourself and your loved ones!