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Pole Barn Questions & Answers

A design-it-yourself pole barn is an amazing new concept in pole barn construction, and we are here to help you every step of the way!

Below is a list of 20 of the most common questions DIY Pole Barns customers have regarding many aspects of the design-it-yourself pole barn process. You’ll also find our replies to give you quick and easy answers to these common questions. Whether you plan to build it yourself, or have a professional build it for you, these common questions on the post-frame construction process can guide you towards your goals!

If you have further questions – or need more clarification on any answer listed below – feel free to contact our friendly sales team, who is always willing to help. Just pick up the phone and dial (937) 547-9100, or email us at sales@diypolebarns.com.

How can you sell your barn kits for so much less than my local suppliers?

We focus solely on supplying our customers with the finest materials at the lowest possible price. Simply said, with our tremendous buying power we are able to secure materials at a lower cost and pass these savings on to our customers.

Read more about Pole Barn Prices.

Do I have to pay sales tax?

Sales tax requirements depend on your location. Our Instant Quote tool calculates the estimated sales tax for your area in real time. This estimate is included as a line item on your quote.

Can I customize my barn kit?

Yes! We have many options available for customizing your barn kit to your specific needs.
Please see our Custom Pole Barn Kits page for all the available options.

Do you offer financing?

We are happy to accept credit cards. Many of our customers have taken advantage of the zero-percent APR and "points" offers by such banks as Citi, Chase and Discover.

Additional financing options are available through our friends at Admirals Bank of Boston, MA. They can have homeowners officially approved within 24 hours and receiving funds in as soon as 12 days.

For more information check out our Pole Barn Financing options.

What if the barn size I want is not listed on your standard kits page or your Instant Quotes! tool?

We offer every size barn up to 70’ wide and 20’ tall. In some areas, we only go as wide as 40’. (Call for details.) The price of the custom-size barn will be the same as the standard-size barn that is one size larger. For instance, we offer standard widths of 24’ and 28’. If you want a 26’ wide barn, it will be the same price as the 28’ wide barn. The same example works for lengths and heights.

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Can I purchase the building plans before purchasing the entire barn kit?

Yes. The cost for the building plans is $1,125. This will then be utilized as a credit toward the barn kit at your time of purchase.

How long after my purchase will I receive the building plans?

Typically within one week.

What is the gauge and warranty of the painted metal roofing and siding?

The metal is 29-gauge and carries a 25-year corrosion warranty. The paint carries a 40-year chalk, fade, and peel warranty. We also offer 26 gauge metal roofing and siding for an additional charge.

How long after ordering our barn kit will it be delivered?

Our typical delivery window is three to five weeks (peak season may have extended lead times due to supply chain constraints). As with each customer, the building design, material package, and lead time are unique to you.

Do I need a forklift to unload the materials?

No. Our delivery trucks haul with an all-terrain forklift. The delivery driver will gently unload your materials and place them near the building site.

Read more about what to expect from a Preferred Builder.

What if something is missing or damaged?

It is your responsibility to check your materials for shortages and damage. You have up to 14 days after delivery to contact us with any issues. If missing or damaged materials are discovered after the 14 day deadline, you are responsible for the material cost and delivery fee. This also applies when utilizing any of our Preferred Builders.

How does the Preferred Builder system work?

It operates as a referral system. Although we work closely with these builders, we hold no official affiliation with them. We can assure you that they are some of the finest pole barn builders to be found, and they work for a very competitive wage. If you choose to hire a Preferred Builder, you purchase the barn kit from us, and contract with the Preferred Builder for the labor to erect it.

Do you deliver outside the defined service area?

No. This is due to many reasons, including local code requirements and shipping issues.

What colors are available?

We offer 18 different color choices for your barn's roof, siding, trim, sliding door, and wainscot. Use our Barn Color Selector to find the best color combination for your barn!

What does your kit include?

A full listing of our standard materials can be viewed on our features page.

Can I receive nails for my nail gun?

Yes. We can supply nails for most common nail guns. Simply inform your sales consultant which brand and model nail gun you have. If you have brand or model that we can’t supply, we will be happy to credit the cost of the nails so you can purchase them locally.

What tools do I need to construct the barn kit?

For the biggest part of the project, basic tools are all that are required. Tools such as a hammer, circular saw, tin snips, drill with ¼” nut driver, tape measure, level, and square. You also will need to acquire equipment for drilling the post holes and setting the trusses.

Do I need to worry about my metal siding being corroded by the treated wood?

No. We utilize MCA-treated lumber which does not share the corrosive characteristics of ACQ-treated lumber.

Send Us a Message!

Do you have questions about pole barn prices? Or would you like to speak to someone? Please send us a message through the online form below.

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