If you’re a do-it-yourselfer ready to build your own pole barn, a DIY pole barn kit is what you need to succeed.
DIY pole barn packages, available online from a number of reputable companies, are the simplest and most economical way to start the process of constructing your own pole barn, because they include everything you need in one package that’s ready for assembly.
Whether you want a pole barn for a garage, to shelter horses or livestock, or a multi-purpose structure for vehicle/RV storage, get a pole barn kit and get to work.
So, What Should You Expect in a Pole Barn Kit?
Basically, the pole barn company delivers all the materials to you, and you supply the tools, the know-how and the labor. All the materials you need to build a pole barn and building instructions should always be included in a DIY pole barn kit. Look for premium-grade lumber, sturdy code-compliant wood trusses, and high-quality metal roofing and siding. You should also be certain to look for a kit complete with concrete footers and fasteners for the roof, walls, and door trims.
DIY Pole Barns’ complete barn kits will include:
- Code Compliant Wood Trusses (4/12 Pitch, 4′ O/C)
- Treated Eave Posts (8′, 10′, or 12′ O/C)
- Treated Full-Length Gable Posts (Max 12′ O/C)
- 2×8 Treated Skirt Boards (1 Row)
- 2×4 or 2×6 Wall Girts (24″ O/C)
- 2×4 Roof Purlins (24″ O/C)
- Code Compliant Top Girt Truss Carrier
- Temporary Post Bracing
- Truss Blocks
- Treated Cleats at Base of Posts for Uplift Protection
- Precast Concrete Footers (Concrete Mix for Larger Buildings)
- 29 Gauge Painted Galvalume® Roofing, Siding, and Trim
- 40-Year Paint and 25-Year Corrosion Warranty
- Metal Trim Components
- Ridge Cap
- Foam Closure Strips
- Gable Trim
- Eave Trim
- Outside Corner Trim
- Rat Guard
- 1-1/2″ Painted Roofing and Siding Screws
- 2″ Painted Screws for Ridge Cap
- 16D Framing Nails
- 40D Ring-Shank Truss Carrier Nails
- 1-1/2″ Rafter Tie Nails
- Simpson H2.5 Rafter Ties
You won’t have to go to a lumber yard, because all the materials are included in your pole barn kit, along with blueprints and detailed drawings that provide directions for assembling your pole barn. Some companies offer 3D CAD drawings that offer the most detailed architectural plans.
Pole barns come with a number of accessories that can be selected individually, including windows and doors. Many door styles are available including: double and single sliding doors, dutch doors, overhead doors, and steel entry doors.
Many companies can customize your pole barn kit, allowing you to select different barn sizes, additional doors and windows, and a cupola for the top of your pole barn. You can also select the color of your barn, with choices ranging from burnished slate to gallery blue and burgundy.
What to Look for in a Pole Barn Company
Make sure the company that provides your pole barn package includes metal roofing and siding that offers an extensive warranty. The paint should last you as long as 40 years. The company you select may also provide in-house financing and toll-free customer service, with construction assistance if you aren’t prepared to do all the work yourself.
Look online for national and regional companies, like DIY Pole Barns, that specialize in low-cost pole barn kits that will save you money while providing all the materials and directions needed to build your own 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.