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Add Post Rot Protection to Your Pole Barn

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Protection At Risk for Rot? Real Stories

Pole barn posts are the cornerstone upon which your barn stands. While hardy and ready to stand the test of time, a little extra protection can still go a long way!


Your pole barn’s posts are vital to the entire building’s structural integrity. They’re the namesake of post-frame construction, and critical to the safety and stability of your barn. Our posts are treated for protection, but any wood exposed to moisture and fungus is at risk for rot.

Our Instant Quote tool gives you two options to protect against post rot for your pole barn:

Grade Guard

This plastic sleeve protects your post at its most vulnerable location, near the grade where moisture and oxygen are abundant. The tough, 30” plastic sleeve prevents the wood from contact with soil or concrete at grade level, keeping your post safe from likely causes of rot.

Post Protector

Go even deeper with a full boot of durable plastic that covers the entire bottom 5’ of your post. In addition to protecting at the grade like Grade Guard, the post protector option stops any soil or concrete from contact with your post directly, offering complete protection for your post at the ground and below.


Is My Pole Barn at Risk for Rot?

Any structure is at risk for structural problems. While metal buildings can crumble due to unchecked rust, rot can wear away at pole buildings over decades. The most likely risk factors for rot are pole barn sites that force drainage directly into the barn’s foundation. If you site your pole barn correctly, your risks of post rot decrease dramatically.

Post rot protection gives you extra coverage to help ensure a pole barn that stands strong for decades to come.

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Curtis' Story

"…I know people are skeptical of letters like this praising companies, but DIY is the real deal. You don’t have to take my word for it, look at the pictures that I have provided of my completed project and you will see…”

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Butch & Karin’s Story: Happy Horse Products USA

This is Butch & Karin’s story. What they say, “Just wanted to drop you an email to let you know how pleased we are with our new barns. It has been almost a year ago when the heavy snow and ice took down our other barn. It was only 2 years old, but back then we made a poor choice and bought a metal barn. A lot of metal barns were lost here last winter…”

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Ray's Story

“Our overall experience with DIY Pole Barns was great! The whole experience from start to finish was made very simple by DIY Pole Barns. They worked with me on style, size, colors, and they even helped me during construction. Your team was very courteous and professional, and your pricing was very competitive. I have recommended DIY Pole Barns to everyone I know.”

Hilton, NY

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Carl's Story

“I must say that it seems every time I hire someone to do construction related jobs, I am disappointed. I am pretty picky when it comes to buying or hiring construction items. Long story short, I have been very pleased in dealing with DIY, the preferred builders and the quality of the materials received…”

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