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  • Ashburn, VA Average
  • Typical Range
    $2,042 - $4,449
  • Low End - High End
    $900 - $6,000

Pole barns are easy to build and cost-efficient barns perfect for residential, commercial, and agricultural purposes. They are built using posts buried in the ground as the frame and typically use metal (often corrugated metal) to create the walls (sides) and roof. Unlike a traditional barn, they do not require a concrete for a foundation. Only for the footer as the poles are set. This saves a great deal of money since 10 to 20 percent of an overall barn cost can be in the building of the concrete foundation.

The term "pole barn" originated in the Great Depression and Dust Bowl when farmers were turning to more cost-efficient ways to build structures. They often constructed barns and new buildings from recycled telephone poles. Telephone pole barns was shortened to pole barn.

Pole barns offer a number of advantages. They are:

  • Less Expsensive
  • Suitable for unlevel ground
  • Less labor intensive to build
  • Better ventilated

While building a pole barn can be a DIY job, particularly with pole barn kits, there are some pitfalls the DIYer can run into that can easily be avoided by hiring a pro. Measurements need to be exact - even more than a traditional barn. This is because pole barns rely on interconnectivity more. If you are off by even as much as an inch, the whole building can be affected. Similarly, bad materials can affect the entire structure. Since pole barns don't require a foundation, you can't skimp on the materials or your structure may be dangerous - and not up to code.

Hiring a pro not only ensures your pole barn meets code, but also withstands the test of weather and time. To find a pole barn builder near you, enter your zip code. HomeAdvisor will connect you with pros who are ready to help.