This week the Pole Barn Guru answers reader questions about blog searches for weather proofing in rainy states, what shapes of buildings are out there– such as an “L” shaped building, and one that stumped the Guru- A term he hadn’t heard and can’t find on google.
DEAR POLE BARN GURU: What are some words I can search for in your blogs about weather proofing in rainy humid states? Hate having you answer the same question over and over again. Cowlitz county in Washington state is quite bipolar (I’m sure you know about Washington weather) we can be 30 degrees one day and up to 60-70 the next. This causes humidity and condensation. Not to mention the amount of rainfall we get. What do I need to keep in mind when building my pole barn home to keep condensation from Happening? ASHLEY in KELSO
DEAR ASHLEY: Having spent a decade living a hundred miles south of you in Salem, I can relate to your weather. When I returned to Eastern Washington’s high desert I had to have webbing surgically removed from between my fingers!
I am glad you have found my blog articles to be helpful. In order to search through some close to 2000 articles and 1200 plus questions I have answered for people, please visit www.HansenPoleBuildings.com and navigate upwards and right to SEARCH, click on it and type in terms you want more information on. In your case I would recommend VAPOR BARRIER, CONDENSATION, INSULATION, VENTILATION, etc., and ENTER. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please reach out to me any time, as I am always glad to assist.
DEAR POLE BARN GURU: We were wondering if there is such a thing as an L shaped building? Thank you, TINA
DEAR TINA: Fully engineered post frame buildings are amazingly versatile. Besides square and rectangular, one can have “T”, “L”, “Y” or any other letter shaped building footprint to best fit with your wants, needs, best access, topographical features and views. If you can imagine it and it is structurally feasible, we can arrive at a design solution for you.
DEAR POLE BARN GURU: What does it mean to you when someone says I want my building 14 feet to the square? And where would you pull your measurements from? Thanks, RUBEN
DEAR RUBEN: It means I ask them to be more specific. It is far better to ask than guess. Personally, in more than four decades of construction, I have never had someone use this terminology. I tried to Google search it, with no results either.