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What is a metal pole barn?
A metal pole barn is a type of structure that is commonly used for agricultural, industrial, or storage purposes. It typically consists of large treated wooden poles or posts that are embedded into the ground to provide structural support for the building. The roof is made of 26-Gauge PBR (purlin-bearing R) panels or 29-Gauge Ag panels, and the interior space is open and unobstructed, allowing for flexible usage.
What sizes can pole barns be built?
Pole barns can be built in a wide range of sizes, from small units to large agricultural or commercial buildings. Custom sizes are available to suit specific needs. At Matador, that means widths of 12’, 20’, 24’ 30’, 36’, 40’, 50’, and 60’ and lengths of 20’ to 300’.
What are the advantages of choosing a metal pole barn over other materials?
Metal pole barns offer durability, cost-effectiveness, low maintenance, customizable designs, and resistance to fire, wind and rot, making them a popular choice. Plus, the red iron purlins used by Matador allow up to a 20’ bay spacing.
Are metal pole bans durable?
Yes, metal pole barns are known for their durability. The combination of strong metal roofing, angle iron trusses, red iron or galvanized purlins, and treated rough-cut wood posts ensures long-lasting performance.
Can a metal pole barn be customized to my specific needs?
Yes, metal pole barns are customizable. They can be tailored to suit your specific requirements in terms of size, and roofing color. You also customize the color of trim and add enclosed gables. Matador sales rep can give your specific information in regard to your needs.
What are the typical uses for a metal pole barn?
Metal pole barns are versatile and commonly used for agricultural purposes (shaded livestock housing, covered hay storage), equipment storage, workshops, outdoor open-air storage facilities, covered parking for RV or other large vehicles, or machinery. They can even be used as the basic foundational start for other buildings or homes.
Are metal pole barns resistant to weather elements like wind, rain, and snow?
No. Not complete resistance. The roof of a pole barn provides some basic protection, but having no side walls, they are not meant to provide impermeable coverage. However, they do provide shaded cover that can be good for protection from the sun for both animals and people. Matador pole barns are engineered with wind ratings of 105 mph or 145 mph.
What is the delivery area for pole barns?
Matador delivers pole barns to southern Alabama, southern Georgia, and northern Florida. Delivery through a third party can be arranged for other areas of the continental United States. Contact us to inquire about delivery options for your specific location.
What is the expected time between order and delivery of pole barn kits?
The time between order and delivery of pole barn kits can vary depending on factors such as design complexity and production schedule, but kits can usually be delivered in 6-8 weeks, or picked up from our plant in Thomasville, GA. Contact us for estimated delivery times.
Is a pole barn stronger than a house?
Pole barns can be designed and engineered to be structurally strong, capable of withstanding weather elements and heavy loads. However, comparing the strength of a pole barn to a house can vary depending on specific factors and construction details.
Can pole barns withstand high winds?
Properly designed and constructed pole barns can withstand high winds. Factors such as the quality of construction, wind load calculations, and proper anchoring contribute to their wind resistance. Matador pole barns are wind-rated either 105 mph or 145 mph.
Does Matador install pole barns?
Yes, Matador offers installation services for pole barns through a limited installation area that includes southeast Alabama, southern Georgia, and areas of northern Florida. Our professional third-party installation team ensures proper construction and adherence to quality standards. Outside of the specified delivery area, our pole barns can be purchased as a kit, for use with your own installer, or as a DIY.
What equipment is needed to install pole barns?
Equipment needs vary depending on the size and complexity of the project but may include a fork lift, aerial man lift, ratchet straps, metal snips, auger and other basic hand tools.
How long does it take to construct a metal pole barn?
The construction time for a metal pole barn varies depending on the size and complexity of the project. A typical build can last 2 days, to a few weeks, depending on size.
Are permits and building codes required for metal pole barn construction?
Yes, permits and building codes are dependent on location and zoning. It's essential to check with local authorities to determine the requirements for constructing a metal pole barn. Permitting is the responsibility of the customer. Permits are usually not required when zoned for agriculture.
Can I add electrical or plumbing systems to a metal pole barn?
Yes, electrical and plumbing systems can be integrated into a metal pole barn. Consult with professionals to ensure proper installation and meet local building codes.
What wood are the pole barn posts made of?
The 8” x 8” pole barn posts are made of pressure-treated rough cut wood, which provides resistance against decay, insects, and rot.
What are the sizes of pole barn posts?
Matador uses 8” x 8” rough-cut posts, standard. On eave heights over 16’, we use rough-cut 10” x 10” posts.
Are Matador pole barns built with metal posts?
No, Matador offers pole barns with treated 8” x 8” rough-cut wood posts that provide enough strength and durability to last for decades. In fact, the posts’s manufacturer warranties them for 40 years against rot and decay.
Are there different bay spacing options for pole barns?
Yes, pole barns can be customized with various bay spacing options to accommodate specific needs, such as equipment size or storage requirements. At Matador, we have 12’, 16’ 18’ or 20’ options.
What is the best foundation for a metal pole barn?
The best foundation for a metal pole barn depends on factors such as soil conditions and local building codes. Our pole barns are engineered with the posts going 3’ into the ground and with 320lbs of concrete per post.
Finance & Value
Does Matador finance pole barns?
Yes, Matador offers financing options for pole barns through Enhancify. Contact us for more information.
Do pole barns appreciate in value?
Pole barns can contribute to the overall value of a property, especially when they are well-maintained and serve a functional purpose that appeals to potential buyers.
How does the cost of a metal pole barn compare to other types of buildings?
Generally, metal pole barns are more cost-effective compared to traditional buildings. The simplified construction process and materials contribute to their affordability.
How much does it cost to build a pole barn?
The cost of a metal barn can vary depending on factors such as size, design, customization, and location. Contact us at 888-276-7976 for a personalized quote.
What is the lifespan of a metal pole barn?
With proper maintenance, metal pole barns can last for several decades. The durability of metal components contributes to their longevity.
What are the maintenance requirements for a metal pole barn?
Metal pole barns have low (to no) maintenance requirements. Periodic inspections of the roof, trusses and poles are recommended.