SIPS

Posted by polebarnguru on 02/04/2015
SIPS

SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) I like cool stuff. I’m never right at the front of the line for new bright shiny things – but I am close enough to check out the first few and see if the bugs are out or not. SIPs, in my humble opinion, are pretty cool stuff. I’ve never been […]

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Shop Insulation

Posted by polebarnguru on 02/03/2015
Shop Insulation

I really enjoy the Hansen Pole Buildings’ Designers. They honestly want to know, and in our industry there is a lot to know. A typical day for a Building Designer can run the gamut from the farm, to the office, home or the store as well as enjoying clients from everywhere in the country. Building […]

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OSB Under Metal Roof

Posted by polebarnguru on 02/02/2015
OSB Under Metal Roof

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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Triple Wall Polycarbonate Panels

Posted by polebarnguru on 01/30/2015
Triple Wall Polycarbonate Panels

There is never a dull moment in the post frame (pole) building industry. Clients are seemingly forever asking for new and different products to incorporate into their structures – which keeps life very, very interesting. Hansen Pole Buildings recently had an inquiry from a client who wants to construct a greenhouse 24’ wide by 30’ […]

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Dunning Kruger Effect

Posted by polebarnguru on 01/29/2015
Dunning Kruger Effect

Most of us have never heard of the Dunning Kruger effect. Although you may not recognize the title, there is a better than fair chance you know one or more people who are affected by it. Wikipedia defines the Dunning Kruger effect as “a cognitive bias wherein unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating […]

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Venting a Hip Roof

Posted by polebarnguru on 01/28/2015
Venting a Hip Roof

Hansen Pole Buildings’ Designer Bill is going to keep me on my toes! Before joining the Hansen Buildings team, Bill spent 14+ years as a Construction Project Manager for diverse projects such as commercial, industrial, institutional and medical. What little he doesn’t know, he isn’t afraid of asking. Bill posed this set of circumstances to […]

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Pole Building Full Hip Roof

Posted by polebarnguru on 01/27/2015
Pole Building Full Hip Roof

Back in the late 1970’s I was jack-of-most trades at what was then Coeur d’Alene Truss. In those days, most all roof lines were gables – peak of the roof in the center and the weather runs off two sides. One day a builder client came in and wanted a set of trusses for a […]

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Is There a Pole Barn Tax Deduction?

Posted by polebarnguru on 01/26/2015
Is There a Pole Barn Tax Deduction?

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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Revolutionary Roof Monitor System

Posted by polebarnguru on 01/23/2015
Revolutionary Roof Monitor System

Revolutionary Roof Monitor™ System Poised to Transform Market Most people have the mistaken belief International Building Code (IBC) snow loading requirements will give them a roof structure which will hold up literally forever. The truth could not be further from this belief! All buildings are categorized in the IBC by Risk Category (See https://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/icod/ibc/2012/icod_ibc_2012_16_par023.htm ) […]

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Guy-wires for Pole Barns

Posted by polebarnguru on 01/22/2015
Guy-wires for Pole Barns

Guy Wires for Pole Barns Ritchie Wallace of Wallace Brothers Construction has been assembling Hansen Pole Building kit packages in the Columbia Gorge of Washington and Oregon for at least a decade – quite a few of them for widespread purposes ranging from garages to picker cabins! Several of his completed projects grace the Hansen […]

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How to Vet Pole Building Suppliers

Posted by polebarnguru on 01/21/2015
How to Vet Pole Building Suppliers

How to Properly Vet Pole Building Suppliers Whether planning a single car garage or a post frame (pole) building larger than an acre, your hard earned money is going to be invested in it. Even if you decide a Hansen Pole Building is not the right fit for you, it is important to both the […]

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Pole Barn Kits

Posted by polebarnguru on 01/20/2015
Pole Barn Kits

All Cheese Does Not Come From Wisconsin In providing pole barn kit (post frame) packages all over the United States, we do NOT ship roof trusses from our facilities in Browns Valley, Minnesota. Hansen Pole Buildings is about being efficient for our clients, which means outsourcing components when it is the most practical solution. As […]

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Pole Buildings on Concrete Foundations

Posted by polebarnguru on 01/19/2015
Pole Buildings on Concrete Foundations

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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Let’s Talk Building Diaphragms

Posted by polebarnguru on 01/14/2015
Let’s Talk Building Diaphragms

When it comes to pole buildings, a diaphragm is a structural assembly – including the timber framing (truss chords and purlins), structural sheathing (e.g. plywood, metal cladding), fasteners and fastening patterns – capable of transferring in-plane shear forces through the cladding and framing members. Diaphragm action is the lateral resistance to racking of the building […]

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My Pole Barn is Hosed!

Posted by polebarnguru on 01/13/2015
My Pole Barn is Hosed!

Readers – The following is from the Dear Pole Barn Guru questions I get weekly, and the issues are so important when it comes to dealing with a contractor, I wanted to take time out to hi-light a few of them. DEAR POLE BARN GURU: I have some serious issues with a pole barn I […]

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Pole Barn Guru on Crossbuck Doors

Posted by polebarnguru on 01/12/2015
Pole Barn Guru on Crossbuck Doors

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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Eave Lights in Endwalls

Posted by polebarnguru on 01/09/2015
Eave Lights in Endwalls

Polycarbonate wall light panels are a very affordable way to get natural lighting into pole buildings which will not have finished interior walls. Most often (and most cost effective) is to install them at the tops of the eave sidewalls. (For more reading on polycarbonate eave lights: https://www.hansenpolebuildings.com/blog/2011/09/polycarbonate-eavelights-light-up-my-life/) There are some cases where it would […]

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How to Repair a Sagging Pole Barn

Posted by polebarnguru on 01/08/2015
How to Repair a Sagging Pole Barn

My bride tells me I spend an inordinate amount of time surfing the ‘net. She is probably right, but I surf with a goal in mind – researching topics so there are more satisfied pole building owners! I stumbled across an interesting video on “How to Fix a Sagging Pole Building” today at: https://wn.com/how_to_fix_a_sagging_pole_building Now, […]

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Fascia Challenges

Posted by polebarnguru on 01/07/2015
Fascia Challenges

If you are like me, you looked at this photo and the first thought was – the trim on the upper roof looks…..well frankly bad. Well it is bad, and it is bad due to installation issues, which could easily have been avoided. 1. The first trick to getting a good looking fascia, is to […]

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Tennis Court Building

Posted by polebarnguru on 01/06/2015
Tennis Court Building

In the Middle Ages in Europe, water quality was poor on a good day (drinking water coming from streams which were also used as places to wash clothes and…sewers). With water being pretty much undrinkable, monasteries began brewing beer to drink. The first known record of hopped beer was in the writing of a German […]

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What Size Tek Screws?

Posted by polebarnguru on 01/05/2015
What Size Tek Screws?

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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Pole Building House Plans

Posted by polebarnguru on 01/02/2015
Pole Building House Plans

It seems more and more people are looking towards pole buildings for their new homes. We have clients asking us nearly every day, if they can “see” the available floor plans we have for pole building houses. Unlike typical residential “plan mills” or most ‘modern’ builders, we do not have a set list of house […]

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Cracker House Plans

Posted by polebarnguru on 01/01/2015
Cracker House Plans

As early as 1840, early pioneers were lured to Florida and Georgia by the promise of cheap and plentiful land. With few provisions they needed to erect shelter quickly and cheaply. Cedar and cypress were abundant and were cut for framing and siding, while rocks or bricks made of oyster shells and lime were used […]

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Digging Holes for a Pole Barn

Posted by polebarnguru on 12/31/2014
Digging Holes for a Pole Barn

If you didn’t read my blog yesterday – it might help you to back up a day and read where the following blog got started. I nice young gentleman asked me to help him with his boy scout Eagle project – constructing an equestrian barn. So back up a day – then continue here after […]

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Setting Pole Barn Posts

Posted by polebarnguru on 12/30/2014
Setting Pole Barn Posts

DEAR POLE BARN GURU: What is your method for spacing the poles on a pole barn, how do you line up the locations of each pole on a wall? This is for my boy scout Eagle project, a 32x36ft pole barn to be used for equestrian therapy. ANXIOUS IN AUSTIN DEAR ANXIOUS: The best advice […]

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