Do you have a sizable backyard? If the answer is yes, or if you have a lot of land, why not build a pole barn? Pole barns are great additions to people’s properties because they give them more space to store things or perform hobbies, such as woodworking, for example. If you are unfamiliar with pole barns, they are barns with sides that are covered by wire mesh. These barns are relatively easy to assemble and generally quite affordable. This post will tell you why you should invest in one.
Easy to Assemble
One of the main advantages of pole barns over other types is that they can be assembled independently, without a professional’s support. You can learn more about how easy they are to assemble by visiting the site of a company offering pole barn kits. If you are planning on buying one and already know a fair bit about it, something to note is that in order to assemble a pole barn, you will need some industrial equipment. You will also need the help of a few other people.
Make sure that you carefully follow the instructions provided by the company you source your pole barn from. Under no circumstances should you ever attempt to assemble a pole barn without reading through and using the instructions the company you bought it from has given, as you could end up putting your pole barn together wrong or you could end up hurting yourself or the people you are assembling it with.
One of the main advantages of a pole barn is that it will give you somewhere safe to store equipment, no matter what that equipment is. If you plan to build a pole barn and will use it for storage purposes, make sure that you build a cage around expensive equipment. Unfortunately, thefts of expensive equipment such as electric tools have gone through the roof. More people are having their things stolen than ever before. If your equipment goes missing, you could have to pay for new gear out of your own pocket.
When building a cage inside your pole barn, make sure that you build foundations and a solid roof. You also need to make sure that your cage isn’t easy for thieves to cut through. In terms of other safety measures, you must ensure that you add a CCTV system to your pole barn and alarms. CCTV and an alarm system will deter most thieves. Those arrogant enough to continue with their attempt at stealing from you should then be met with an impenetrable cage.
If you live on a farm or if you just love animals, you can use a pole barn as animal housing. Obviously, a standard pole barn assembly kit isn’t going to accommodate animals. You are going to have to build internal cabins and appropriate cabins for your animals. You also need to make sure that lots of hay and warmth are provided, which you can do by building a heating system. Hay is very affordable, so you should not have any trouble finding it in bulk. Make sure that you also have your animal feed stored properly inside your barn. If it is not stored well, vermin could get in and eat it.
On the subject of vermin, if you are storing animals inside of your pole barn, rats and mice will inevitably make the barn their home, too. You need to make sure that you have a rifle there to eliminate vermin or a dog that can kill it for you. Some people even use ferrets to kill barnyard vermin. If you are going to use a rifle to kill vermin, make sure that you have the proper permits, otherwise, you could get into a lot of trouble.
Finally, pole barns give you somewhere to work on projects or hobbies. If you are going to use a pole barn as a workshop, make sure that you are careful. For example, if you are going to do wood or metalworking inside your barn, you need to make sure that you keep flames away from the structure and foundation of your barn. If your barn is made out of wood and goes up in flames, it could pose a health hazard to you and your loved ones and the fire could spread to your house.
A pole barn is a great addition to your property. If you are planning on buying one, make sure that you source it from a reliable kit provider. A good way to tell if a provider’s products are worth buying is to read their reviews.