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Our Process

  1. Once you request a quote, one of our expert salespeople will give you a call to gather some details and assist you with the design to make sure your building is tailored to your needs.
  2. An estimate is sent to you, and once signed, you are on the schedule.
  3. 3-4 weeks prior to delivery, we check in with you to make sure you’re still on board with your order and offer you more personalization options (colors, trims, etc.).
  4. We order your custom materials.
  5. Prior to material delivery, an on-site check is conducted to make sure everything is good to go.
  6. 1-2 weeks prior to construction, we deliver the materials and bill you for said materials.
  7. The Troyer-approved independent builders construct the building and are paid at completion.
  8. After construction, you can expect a follow-up call to make sure everything is going well!

Standard Features

Footing/Foundation

Every building needs a foundation to remain stable and supported. Unlike stick frame buildings that use a concrete basement as a foundation, pole buildings use poles that are buried into the ground for their support. Here at Troyer Post Buildings, we use 6×6 posts (upgradeable to 8×8) which are buried 4’ into the ground on top of a layer of concrete which is also covered by two layers of tamped dirt, which have another layer of concrete in between them. We can also secure our posts to a customer-installed concrete pad using perma-column brackets, we provide the specifications for the pad, and we can also recommend concrete contractors, as we don’t install foundations.

Pole Barn Framing

Pole barn framing is the skeleton of the pole barn, everything from the girts to the trusses, all those pieces of lumber and metal make up the pole barn framing. Our pole barns are built with high-quality materials to ensure your satisfaction. We use 2×6 girts and the bottom board is pressure-treated, this gives the board protection from rotting and insects. Also, we use 2×6 purlins fastened by screws and brackets on their 2” side to our steel trusses, and we use 2×4 purlins fastened by nails on their 4” flat side to our wood trusses. Our 6×6 posts come standard, they are upgradeable to 8×8, and are automatically upgraded if the width of the building exceeds 50 feet.

Siding/Roofing

Our siding and roofing are both made from durable #1 metal. They are both available in 21 different colors, left bare, or finished with Galvalume coating. Our painted metal siding and roofing come with a 40-year warranty, meanwhile, Galvalume comes with a 25-year warranty and is cheaper. Our siding and roofing are also lined with CondenStop® Advanced CS S25123, an anti-condensation liner that’s also impervious to mold growth.

Roofing

For our roofing, 29-gauge comes standard but is upgradeable to 26-gauge which can protect the structure from poor weather conditions like hail and is better for spray foam and other insulation materials.

Siding

Our siding is available in 29-gauge with the same color options as our roofing, but our metal siding can also be wainscoted. The 29-gauge #1 metal provides superior durability.

Trim/Accessories

We offer many different types of trim to keep the weather out and help insulate your pole building. They are made with 29 and 26-gauge metal, and include ridge caps, drip edges, gable trims, rat guards, eave trims, and many more! They are also available in the same 21 colors as our siding and roofing, so you can match the colors or even mix and match. We can also install soffit and fascia on buildings constructed with wood trusses.

Doors/Windows

We have no lack of variety when it comes to doors and windows. For doors, you can choose from options like steel entry doors, sliding barn doors, and garage door frames, we also install customer-purchased doors. For windows, you can choose from 3×3 or 3×4 single-hung vinyl, or we can install a customer-purchased window as well. Our steel entry doors are available in 3’ solid and 3’ 9-lite. Also, we do not install garage doors, however, we can do the framing for you.

FAQ

Of the different numbers you may see around the internet when asking how long a pole barn will last, the answer is 40-60 years on average. However, with proper care and drainage, a pole barn can last 100+ years.

A pole building, also known as a pole barn, is a structure that had no basement and uses posts buried into the ground for its structural support. Unlike a conventional stick frame building that uses a basement and concrete foundation for its structural support. This makes the pole building structurally stronger than a conventional stick frame building.

A big reason that people buy pole buildings is that they are very cost-effective and often cheaper than conventional stick-frame buildings. This is because you save on labor costs from the fact that pole barns don’t require a basement to be constructed.

Pole barns are very cost-effective and do the same job as a conventional stick frame outbuilding, if not better! Not only are pole barns a fraction of the cost of a conventional outbuilding, but they have low build times, have more interior space due to thinner walls, and they can be built virtually anywhere since they don’t require a basement for their construction.

There are multiple ways you can insulate a pole barn, some of which include; spray foam, which is a sprayed-on, durable material that creates an air seal and it also doesn’t retain water so you won’t have to worry about mold; fiberglass rolls, these are cheap insulation rolls that insulate by trapping tempered air inside of the material; and also, foam boards can be used as well, these are rigid boards of foam that are water resistant and inexpensive.

Yes, you can build a pole barn on your own! Just buy yourself a kit with all the materials and start building. This is a great way to save money because all you’ll have to worry about is the cost of materials as you’ll be doing the labor yourself. Or, as usual, we can always set you up with our Troyer-approved independent builders. Feel free to check out our kits.

Pole barn posts are buried in the ground, this alone makes them susceptible to rotting. A pole barn’s structural support comes from its post so it’s important that you keep them well-maintained and protected from rotting. Try to keep moisture away from the posts; check your pole barn for leaks, build your pole barn in an area with good drainage, and use pressure-treated wood for your posts.

Back in the 1930s, after the great depression left the economy in shambles, farmers needed a cost-effective way to construct buildings. So, they ended up using recycled telephone poles, and from “telephone pole barns”, came the name “pole barn”.