article directory


Home | Top Editorials | Popular Content | Article Directory | Help/Faq's | Submit Articles | Account Login
Editorial Search







:: Main Articles :: Home and Family



Pole Barn Houses
Home and Family Author: Marc Buldger - Featured Articles
Pole Barn Houses
One of the many styles of prefabricated kits available are pole barn kits. This style of of construction is popular because it is probably the cheapest enclosed building one can construct on a per square foot basis. A quick check on the prices of pole barn kits online reveals that a complete kits are available for under $10 per square foot.

In addition to the low initial cost of the kit, the actual cost to erect the structure is significantly less than than other building types such as prefab metal buildings of a similar size. Pre-engineered structures such as prefab steel buildings require extensive reinforced concrete foundation systems, whereas pole structures require no conventional foundations; all that is needed is drilled holes at the pier locations.



It has become popular in recent decades to convert agricultural buildings such as barns into housing. While the pole barn can be converted into living space, there are a number of factors that need to be considered. If the barn is existing, it will need to be heavily modified. The first step in the process would be to hire a building designer or architect to plan the actual spaces within the building footprint, as well as document the necessary structural changes needed to meet the local building codes.

One of the biggest challenges in utilizing pole construction for finished conditioned is providing adequate insulation. Because pole barn buildings are not initially not designed to be a draft-free building, and often these buildings are constructed with just a dirt or gravel floor. Ensuring that the building is adequately insulated and protected from air infiltration is one of the larger challenges of converting a pole barn. The preferred insulation method is sprayed polyurethane foam insulation.

Although pricey, spray foam insulation has many desirable attributes. The R-value or the insulating property per inch is much greater that of either fiberglass blanket (bats). The primary advantage, however is that in addition to the insulating properties of expanded polyurethane, spray foam does a great job of sealing off air leaks or infiltration. The cost of spray foam is pricey, but the payback is good both in terms of fuel savings and increased comfort.



If you are building a pole barn from scratch, a pole barn kit can be a good starting-off point. By hiring a knowledgeable building designer at the beginning of the process, the kit design and plans can be modified so that they meet all building codes. In addition to designing the overall room layout and visual features of the home, the revised building plans should address the adequacy of the structure and foundation. This will include analyzing the building for loads such as roof snow loads, and lateral loads such as wind and seismic that are specific to the proposed building location.

Building a pole barn house can be a good choice providing adequate research is performed prior to making a final decision. Before purchasing a pole barn kit with the intent on later converting the structure into a living area, make sure a building designer or architect is involved in the process from the beginning. Lastly, compare the cost of pole barn construction to that of timber frame for the same rustic look.
Total Views: 3401 | Approx word count : 558 | 03/24/2011
Writers Resource: Prefabricated Structures provides consumer information about many types of prefabricated building packages including garage and carport kits, storage building kits, barn kits, landscape designs las vegas and prefab steel buildings.
Discover more about pole barn houses and learn more about pole barn house by reading this article. You are sure to find what you are looking for about pole barn home.





MarketersDomination Related Articles
Managing the Effects of Stress By: Rachael McNaught - Stress is such a common part of our lifestyle that there are entire industries that have been designed to manage the effects of stress. Work places now have stress management seminars, school counselors have therapists that specialize in students tha...
More Exciting Fundraiser Ideas By: Brian Jardine - Fundraising has become an indispensable component of schools, sports teams, churches, and other community groups. The need for fundraising is more important than ever before. As we bind together to join a common causes and initiate program to raise m...
Best Results For Teaching Success By: Brian Jardine - It is becoming increasingly clear that, for the best results, teachers need to make use of a learning tool that stimulates both the right and left hemispheres of the brain during learning. Private schools are always buying into the latest "miracle"...
Use a Prize Wheel For Fun Family Game By: Brian Jardine - Do video games dominate the entertainment landscape in your home? As enjoyable as a quick game on the Play Station or Xbox may be, finding other ways to keep the whole family engaged is an investment that will pay off throughout the years. Interactiv...
Lace Wedding Dresses Make For Beautiful Brides By: - Getting married is a special time in anyone's life and one of the most exciting parts is choosing your wedding dress. When you look at all the styles and options you have, you might be a bit confused as to where to start. If you want to get something...
Host Fun Family Reunion with Prize Wheel By: Brian Jardine - @import url(php.css); @import url(php.css); @import url(php.css); As time slips steadily into the future, families can grow very far apart, geographically and emotionally. Holding a family reunion can be a great way to bring the whole family toget...
Home | Top Editorials | Popular Content | Article Directory | Support | Terms | Privacy | Account Login

Article Marketing | Article Directory | Article Spinning | Content Syndication | Article Distribution

© 2017, All Rights Reserved.
All other copyrights belong to their respective owners. Internet Marketing Forum