Residential pole buildings are more popular than ever now that they have the look and feel of a sleek, modern house without the metal aesthetic. Residential pole barn homes have traditionally been plain and boring in design—not anymore!
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What Is a Pole Barn Home?
A pole barn home has the appearance, functionality, and structural integrity of a traditionally built home, but instead of requiring a lengthy and complex construction process, the materials come in a kit that anyone can easily assemble. Our pole barn home kits come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and cuts, and the customization options are nearly endless. Best of all, the cost of a pole barn home building, large, medium, or small, is sure to be less than a house built with other methods.Get A Free Quote!
Pole barn homes are a great option if you are moving to a new location and need a new place to stay in a short amount of time, if you want to add more space to pursue hobbies or side projects, or if you need to store vehicles or other valuable items.
How Much Does It Cost to Build a Pole Barn House?
The size of your new pole barn home determines its price. The cost of a pole barn home building ranges anywhere from $7,000-$75,000 (however, larger or very complex pole barns can cost up to $100,000).
Pole barn kit pricing also varies by location because of regional differences in the cost of materials and local design requirements. Additionally, you’ll have to factor in the cost of optional features you want to add to your pole barn home. Click here for more information about prices on pole barns.
Affordability is one of the most enticing features of a post-frame home. The price of building pole barn homes is often substantially lower than other construction methods because they require less material to construct—even added features like wainscot, overhangs, and decorative windows or doors typically cost less in a pole barn home. The interior can be finished with drywall and hardwood floors like modern houses on the market today, and the exterior can be made of roofing and siding that matches the look of your neighborhood.
Why Choose a Pole Barn Home?
Affordability is one of the most enticing features of a post frame home. The cost to build a pole barn house is often substantially lower than other construction methods because they require less material to construct—even with added features like wainscot, overhangs, and decorative windows or doors typically cost less in a pole barn home. The interior can be finished with drywall and hardwood floors like modern houses on the market today, and the exterior can be made of roofing and siding that matches the look of your neighborhood.
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Residential Pole Barn Homes Range From Large, Medium, and Small Sizes
Whatever size of house, garage, or hobby building you need, Hansen Pole Buildings can provide it. We encourage you to customize your ideal building, but if you’d like to choose from our predesigned pole barn home kits, that’s an option too. Our small pole barn homes range in size from 24x24x8 to 36x36x12. Our medium pole barn homes range in size from 36x48x10 to 40x72x14. Lastly, our large pole barn homes range in size from 40x60x16 to 60x120x16.
How Much Do Small Pole Barn Houses Cost?
Depending on the size of the home that you ultimately choose, our small pole barn kits range in price from $7,000 to $18,000.
How Much Do Medium Pole Barn Houses Cost?
Medium-sized pole barn home prices are still affordable range from $18,200 to $39,100.
How Much Do Large Pole Barn Houses Cost?
While our large pole barn homes are the most costly of the bunch, they are still available at the most affordable prices possible. Our large pole buildings range in price from $36,000 to $88,000.
What Do Pole Barn Homes Look Like on the Inside?
On the inside of pole barn homes, you can expect to find all the typical features and qualities that you would find in a more traditionally built home. If you’ve ordered a multilevel house, you’ll find a staircase to take from one story to another. The inside walls of our homes typically come with a white finish, but as with a traditional home, you can paint the walls any shade you’d like or apply a beautiful wallpaper. Most of our homes come with spacious windows to allow sunlight inside, and the floors are finished with a sophisticated polish.
How Do Wooden Pole Post Buildings Differ From Steel Frame Buildings?
Our wooden pole buildings differ from steel frame buildings in the materials that we use to make them. The main drawback of a wooden pole barn home is that it typically requires more maintenance than a steel frame building. However, while steel frame buildings may seem more dependable when it comes to harsh weather or rocky terrain, our wooden pole buildings are comparably durable and strong. The aesthetic quality of these two types of buildings is different as well—while steel frame buildings have more of an industrial appeal, wooden pole buildings are homey and cozy.
Wood Pole Barn Home Kits Advantages and Disadvantages
As with any product, wood barn houses come with advantages and disadvantages. However, considering the fact that our wood pole barn homes are cost-effective, sturdy, quick to deliver, and easy to assemble, the advantages in investing in this type of property far outweigh any potential disadvantages.
Pole Barn Home Advantages
Suitable for Any Terrain
A pole barn home can be easily adapted to various terrain types, which isn’t always true of traditionally constructed houses. Pole barns don’t require ground leveling work, which means you can save a lot of time and money.
Less Expensive Foundations
You still need to do some work on the ground to build a pole barn home, but the cost is lower than it would be for a traditional home. Instead of excavation and concrete-filing, you often only need to dig holes to place the columns that will support the structure.
Depending on where you live, a pole barn home can help you save money on insulation. Pole buildings have fewer thermal breaks, which means you don’t need a very involved insulation system. The simple construction and spacious interior make a pole barn building very versatile. You can use one for various purposes, such as your primary residence, a bed and breakfast, a garage , a workshop or hobby building, or even a home gym.
Pole Barn Home Disadvantages
Pole barn homes are great, but as with any product, they are not for everyone. Here are some reasons why residential pole buildings might not be the best choice for you:
While one of the most remarkable qualities of pole buildings is the fact that customers can put them together themselves, some people don’t want the responsibility or simply don’t have the physical ability to build their new barn. However, if you find yourself having trouble putting your pole barn home together yourself, we’re happy to set you up with a local contractor who can help.
Some neighborhoods and communities have different sets of rules, and if you live in a community with strict guidelines, they might not allow you to build a residential barn home in the area. For example, your community could have home size or aesthetic requirements, and it’s possible that a pole barn home wouldn’t comply. Our homes come in many shapes, sizes, and styles, though, so it’s likely that you’ll be able to find one that complies with any regulations among our options.
Pole barn homes can accommodate a wide variety of lifestyles, but it’s possible that yours is better suited for a more traditional type of home. Maybe you have a very large family and need more space than our largest home size can fit, or maybe you have elderly family members who are more comfortable having their home built with classic construction methods. If pole buildings don’t fit your need for a house, you could always use one of our pole barn home kits to build something like a garage or hobby room.
How Long Do Pole Barn Homes Take to Build?
Once your pole barn home kit has been delivered, the full assembly process can be as quick as a few days to a week. Instructions for putting together your home are included in the packaging, and construction is intended to be straightforward.
Where Do I Go to Get a Pole Barn Home Kit?
You can order a pole barn home kit straight from our website! No need to visit a store or agency—getting a quote for your ideal pole barn just takes a few clicks. We deliver anywhere in the country, so whether you’re in California or Maine, we’ll get your pole barn home kit delivered straight to your doorstep in no time.
How Do I Find a Pole Barn Builder Near Me?
If you’re seeking outside help with assembling your pole barn home, any local contractor should have the expertise necessary. We’re also happy to recommend contractors in your area upon request.Get A Free Quote!