Pole barns are commonly known to be structures that are easy to build and quick to install. At Central Structures, where we build custom pole barns in Missouri, we are often asked about the process of building a pole barn and what all goes into construction. Our pole barn builders in Missouri work very hard to follow a simple process to help our crew continue to erect beautiful pole barns every time. In this article, we’re going to discuss a sample of our building process for a simple pole building in Missouri:
Before any construction begins, the first step is site preparation and leveling. The customer must check with building codes in their city, sign off on the building placement and design, and the site must be level.
Once the building package is delivered, and the crew has arrived, our Amish barn builders in Missouri first review the plans of the building and lay out the material in the order of construction for maximum efficiency. After everything is ready, we drill the post holes, and then posts are plumbed and leveled. The depth of the holes is determined based on the weather where you live, such as frost heave, wind speeds, etc.
Once the post holes are ready, the grade is then established, and the skirt board is installed. Afterward, the places where the wall girts are going to be get marked and then are put in place. Next, our custom horse barn builders in Missouri install the truss carriers, roof trusses, roof purlins, and wind bracing.
The trusses on all of our Amish pole barns are designed with the idea in mind that you will possibly add a ceiling or insulate attic space down the road. Additionally, our standard wind speed load is 90mph. This is why we use glue-laminated columns – which are treated as individual plies and then assembled into beams.
After the main structure is up, all doors and windows are framed and installed. If any roof insulation is needed, it is then rolled out and the roof steel is installed. If any sidewall metal is required, it is also then installed over sidewall insulation. Once the building package is trimmed, any concrete the customer wants is poured, and then the garage doors are installed.
For more information about our process of building a pole barn, give us a call at (417) 988-8836. With over 30 years of experience constructing Amish pole barns, CSI can provide you with a comfortable and functional barn to fit your needs.