Dear Pole Barn Guru: Assembly Instructions

DEAR POLE BARN GURU: Do your pole barn garage kits come with assembly instructions?


DEAR CORY: Thank you for your interest in a new Hansen Pole Building. Besides full sized 24″ x 36″ blueprints (usually seven pages or more worth) which are totally specific to exactly your building and show every piece of lumber on the building, we also supply our 500 plus page Construction Manual which guides you through every step of the construction process from dirt to done. Totally step-by-step, it includes diagrams and actual photos which aid in making this “The Ultimate Post Frame Building Experience”.

Take a gander at a sample of our building plans here:

DEAR POLE BARN GURU: Who do y’all use for financing?

Do y’all have anyone who finances already built pole barns or know of anyone who finances already built pole barns in Georgia? ELIZABETH IN GEORGIA

DEAR ELIZABETH: Our lenders finance for new pole barns to be constructed on improved residential property only. Not sure why you would need financing on a building which is already built, however I would suggest you discuss your situation with your current bank or credit union, as they might be able to assist you depending upon your credit worthiness, of course.

DEAR POLE BARN GURU: Can a pole barn be attached to a steel building? DEBBIE IN STOCKTON

DEAR DEBBIE: One of the beauties of post frame (pole barn) construction is the ability to attach the new addition to virtually any type of existing building – including an all steel building. In the great majority of cases, the RDP (Registered Design Professional – engineer or architect) will design the attachment as a free standing structure. This will usually significantly reduce the costs of the overall project, as it eliminates the RDP having to do research, testing and examination of the existing building to confirm the adequacy to support the new addition.  In many cases, the existing building would need to have remedial work done in order to support the loads which would be imposed by a structural attachment.

Considering adding onto an existing building? Make certain the building kit provider (people like us at Hansen Pole Buildings), contractor or RDP is well versed in the peculiarities of adding onto an existing building.

Done right, it can be a beautiful thing, done wrong, a perpetual headache.

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