What Size Pole Barn is Right for You?

“Determine what size barn you need and then double it.”

A wise sage uttered this wisdom once when counseling a customer on the size of their dream pole building.

DIY Pole Barns has sold thousands of post frame structures over the past 12 years, and I am certain that not a single one was big enough.

This quandary arises during every conversation we have with our customers. Budget constraints and zoning limitations are common culprits to somebody building the barn that will meet current and future needs. I have not met a customer yet that has an unlimited budget. I’m sure they’re out there, but they aren’t calling us.  There are many fine pole barn builders that market to these fortunate individuals.  Instead, we concentrate on the salt-of-the-earth individuals who have sweat on their brows, callouses on their hands, and bank accounts to prove it. Their budget needs to stretch as far as possible. As for zoning limitations, that’s worth a whole article of its own.

So, what’s a person do? How do you figure out how much barn you can afford without going too small or broke? One way is to layout the design on graph paper. Let’s start with the basics.  A simple two car garage is 24’ wide by 24’ long.  This means that one car will take up a 12’ wide by 24’ long space. So you can now extrapolate that amount.  A three car garage would be a 24×36, a four car garage would be a 24×48, and so forth. Now draw a rectangle and start placing your items inside.  You can also use a few online tools that are out there to do this electronically.

This is a good start, but we’ve got to see how much our new shop and man cave is going to cost. In my humble opinion, you should go on over to our website to get an Instant Quote!  There you can find the exact price on the barn that best meets your needs and budget. Have fun!

Now it’s time to call in the experts; Dad and Uncle Bob. They have the years of experience to see beyond your current needs and budget. They can tell you what you really need.  Their advice will probably sound a lot like this, “Determine what size barn you need and then double it.”

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