Following Pole Building Plans

Posted by polebarnguru on 07/16/2015
Following Pole Building Plans

Build to Match the Pole Building Plans Picture this, if you will….. A monitor style post frame (pole) building. The center portion is 24 feet wide by 48 feet long with a 24 foot eave height. On each side of the center is a 12 foot wide “wing”. The right wing is a roof only […]

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Your Pole Building Price is Higher

Posted by polebarnguru on 07/15/2015
Your Pole Building Price is Higher

Your Package is a Considerable Amount More! “I like your package a lot but it seems to be a considerable amount more than my other quotes. I have attached the one I received from 84 Lumber. A couple of things are a little different but the bottom line is considerably less. Please let me know […]

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Reverse Gable Porch

Posted by polebarnguru on 07/14/2015
Reverse Gable Porch

The beauty of what I do is I get to learn lots and lots of new stuff. And then I get to share it with my readers – which is even more fun! Today’s bright shiny new thing is the reverse gable porch. First, let us define what a reverse gable is. Picture this, if […]

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Steel Roof Leaks

Posted by polebarnguru on 07/13/2015
Steel Roof Leaks

Welcome to Ask the Pole Barn Guru – where you can ask questions about building topics, with answers posted on Mondays.  With many questions to answer, please be patient to watch for yours to come up on a future Monday segment.  If you want a quick answer, please be sure to answer with a “reply-able” […]

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Does Aged Lumber Get Stronger?

Posted by polebarnguru on 07/10/2015
Does Aged Lumber Get Stronger?

I’ll never be mistaken for either Jamie Hyneman or Adam Savage of the Discovery Channel’s popular and long running series MythBusters, however I can occasionally do some debunking of urban (and rural) legends. I do have to admit, watching MythBusters can become addicting – especially when it can be tuned in on Netflix and watched […]

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10d Nail Length

Posted by polebarnguru on 07/09/2015
10d Nail Length

Trivia Time at Hansen Pole Buildings My children have often accused their father of knowing more worthless trivia than anyone else on the planet. Having stumbled across an occasional television game show, I have to say the title certainly long belongs to others than me. However from time to time I do know some weird […]

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Reviewing Your Building Plans

Posted by polebarnguru on 07/08/2015
Reviewing Your Building Plans

Every Hansen Pole Building Kit Package comes with building plans which are drafted by a real live human being! They are then reviewed not once, but twice, by upper level team members – who catch just about every errant line. To insure the final building plans are correct (usually it is an issue of “no, […]

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What is a Trickle Vent?

Posted by polebarnguru on 07/07/2015
What is a Trickle Vent?

Apparently this is my week for learning brand new stuff, and as luck usually has it, when I get to learn – it is bushel baskets full! A Hansen Pole Buildings client is constructing a post frame building home in Clallum County, Washington. In discussions with the local Building Officials, he was advised he would […]

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Will Kilz Paint Stick after a Fire?

Posted by polebarnguru on 07/06/2015
Will Kilz Paint Stick after a Fire?

Welcome to Ask the Pole Barn Guru – where you can ask questions about building topics, with answers posted on Mondays.  With many questions to answer, please be patient to watch for yours to come up on a future Monday segment.  If you want a quick answer, please be sure to answer with a “reply-able” […]

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Dear Mike Burkholder

Posted by polebarnguru on 07/03/2015
Dear Mike Burkholder

Dear Readers: For those of you missing the past two days, or yesterday’s blog at most, please back up a day or two to bring you up to speed for my response to a seemingly heated rejoinder by Mike Burkholder of Ohio Timberland Products to a blog I wrote.  This is published in it’s entirety. […]

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Mike Burkholder’s Retort

Posted by polebarnguru on 07/02/2015
Mike Burkholder’s Retort

If you didn’t read my blog yesterday – I suggest you may want to flip back and read that one first – so you know where I am coming from …. And Now a Word from…..  The following is a word-for-word comment on my article of June 17, 2015, which was received June 23:  “Dear […]

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Post Frame Building Saga

Posted by polebarnguru on 07/01/2015
Post Frame Building Saga

A Day Which Will Live in Infamy Most United States citizens who have at least taken a high school U.S. History class will recognize this line from President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Dec. 8, 1941 speech given to a joint session of Congress. For those of you who need a quick refresher: https://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=UTF-8&fr=crmas&p=dec.+7+1941+roosevelt%27s+speech I know I […]

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Wood Construction in High Wind Areas

Posted by polebarnguru on 06/30/2015
Wood Construction in High Wind Areas

New Guides to Wood Construction in High Wind Areas My long time readers will probably recognize the name Dr. Frank Woeste, as he has appeared in a plethora of my articles. When it comes to wood design, and especially post frame buildings, Frank is at the top of the game. For the curious, here is […]

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Pole Barn Roof Leaks

Posted by polebarnguru on 06/29/2015
Pole Barn Roof Leaks

Welcome to Ask the Pole Barn Guru – where you can ask questions about building topics, with answers posted on Mondays.  With many questions to answer, please be patient to watch for yours to come up on a future Monday segment.  If you want a quick answer, please be sure to answer with a “reply-able” […]

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Building Permit Application

Posted by polebarnguru on 06/26/2015
Building Permit Application

When Sometimes Submitting all the Right Stuff, Is not Enough I recently wrote about the lack of challenges involving acquiring a Building Permit in some jurisdictions: http://www.hansenpolebuildings.com/blog/2015/06/building-permit-4/. The process can be as simple as no process at all (you can build anything you want without a permit) to as difficult as feeling signing over your […]

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Is It Really An Overhang?

Posted by polebarnguru on 06/25/2015
Is It Really An Overhang?

When an Overhang Maybe Isn’t an Overhang Recently Hansen Pole Buildings Designer Doug forwarded to me a quote one of our clients had received from Sherman Pole Buildings www.ShermanPoleBuildings.com of Hoffman, MN. To both Doug and myself, the quote appeared to be highly lacking in important details – such as what version of the Building […]

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Horse Riding Arena

Posted by polebarnguru on 06/24/2015
Horse Riding Arena

Once Upon a Time My nearly four year old grandson Colton overnighted with Grandma and Poppa last night. Colton is Jake’s son (you might remember Jake from various pole building adventures such as http://www.hansenpolebuildings.com/blog/2012/07/construction-time-2/). Colton likes Papa Mike just a little, so we got into some serious pre-bedtime reading and like every good story, they […]

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Open Beam Ceiling

Posted by polebarnguru on 06/23/2015
Open Beam Ceiling

Can We Make This Happen? Hansen Pole Buildings’ Designer Rick has been working with a builder who sent this photo and asked, “Can you make this happen?” The answer is ….. Yes! My pole building mantra has always been: The only limitations are imagination, budget and available space. Once we get past these – everything […]

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How to Get Pole Building Financing

Posted by polebarnguru on 06/22/2015
How to Get Pole Building Financing

Welcome to Ask the Pole Barn Guru – where you can ask questions about building topics, with answers posted on Mondays.  With many questions to answer, please be patient to watch for yours to come up on a future Monday segment.  If you want a quick answer, please be sure to answer with a “reply-able” […]

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A Sliding Door Experience

Posted by polebarnguru on 06/19/2015
A Sliding Door Experience

We had a recent inquiry from a client who needed a new pole building for farm equipment storage. He has a windrower and several balers and trailers to put in the building. His initial request was for a 30’ x 40’ building, with a single sloping roof and a 14 foot eave height. For doors […]

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Hansen Buildings Designer of the Month

Posted by polebarnguru on 06/18/2015
Hansen Buildings Designer of the Month

Hansen Buildings April 2015 Building Designer of the Month We’re proud to announce Wayde Staiger as April’s award winner! In Wayde’s own words: “My focus when working with a client is spending time finding out what is best for the them. Having a building which does not fill the need is of no value. Taking […]

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Nail Laminated Columns

Posted by polebarnguru on 06/17/2015
Nail Laminated Columns

Ohio Timberland Products, Inc. Nail-Lam “PLUS” Columns Eric, the managing partner of Hansen Pole Buildings, asked for me to write specifically about these columns, which we happen to neither supply, nor recommend. On their website (www.OhioTimberland.com) are extolled the “advantages” (at least in their eyes) of these nailed together columns over true glu-laminated columns: Nail-Lams […]

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Mean Roof Height

Posted by polebarnguru on 06/16/2015
Mean Roof Height

Don’t be Mean, be Average At Hansen Pole Buildings, every building plans is originally drafted to meet the client’s specific needs and what they ordered. Every once in a while they receive some interesting feedback. Like this: “Project #15-05xx has declined plan approval for the following reason: page S-0 under code data mean roof height […]

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Overhead Door Trim

Posted by polebarnguru on 06/15/2015
Overhead Door Trim

Welcome to Ask the Pole Barn Guru – where you can ask questions about building topics, with answers posted on Mondays.  With many questions to answer, please be patient to watch for yours to come up on a future Monday segment.  If you want a quick answer, please be sure to answer with a “reply-able” […]

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Entry Door R Value

Posted by polebarnguru on 06/12/2015
Entry Door R Value

R U Paying Attention? Just this past week, we had one of our clients tell us his nearly completed pole building would require entry (person-type) doors with a R-20 insulating value. We at Hansen Pole Buildings, violated one of our own cardinal rules – we did not require our client to get the information in […]

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