A pole barn is a simple building that’s supported by poles in the ground and anchored by concrete. It can be built just about anywhere, with much of the work done by yourself. Pole barn construction is considered one of the most economical and simplest ways to build with materials that are relatively cheap.

If you’re a DIY’er and ready to construct your own pole barn, here are some tips on how to build a pole barn:

Plan & Design Your Barn

Make a list of all the items you wish to store in your new barn. Then draw a simple rectangle and begin sketching these items inside it. You will quickly be able to approximate the overall size barn you will need. Now decide what doors you will need to get all your stuff in and out of the barn efficiently. Lastly, choose the things that add beauty and functionality to your building; such as windows, wainscoting, overhangs, porches, etc.

Get Pricing

There are many options to chose from when it comes to acquiring your pole barn materials. You can elect to pick up supplies at your local home improvement store piece by piece as you need them. You could also purchase a complete material package from a reputable pole barn kit supplier – like DIY Pole Barns! You can quote your pole barn kit with DIY Pole Barns’ Instant Quote tool.

Acquire The Materials

If you are picking up supplies from a local home improvement store, start with your concrete footing. For this, it’s best to use pressure treated and rot resistant square posts for your vertical framing. In order to frame your structure, you’ll need wood trusses along with 2x4s and 2x12s. Metal roofing and siding is widely used today to complete the building. And of course, don’t forget the nails, screws, and basic tools you will need for your project.

If you are ordering a pole barn kit, be sure to review that all materials have arrived and are in good condition before building your pole barn.

Prepare The Area

Before you start building, measure the space, remove any obstacles in the area, including trees and shrubs, level the ground manually or with a tractor, and create a string line to mark the outline of the building.

Building Your Pole Barn

After you’ve prepared the area, it’s time to start building! Dig the holes three to five feet deep, mix your concrete and even out the height of the poles. Next, add the roof support beams, install the trusses and add additional boards for support. Lastly, add the siding, install the roof and add doors & windows – and you’ve built a pole barn!

If you’re ready to build your pole barn today, lock in a quote with DIY Pole Barns with our Instant Quote tool! Have questions? Call our knowledgeable staff at (937) 547-9100.