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Your Pole Building Price is Higher

Your Package is a Considerable Amount More!

Money“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 what your thoughts are.”

Well, my thoughts are I will apply a similar logic to buying a new car.

I find a Porsche I really like and get the dealer to give me a quote. It has all of the options I really like and might just be the ideal car. I go next to the Chevrolet dealer. They have a car the same size, with the same number of doors and it is a lot less expensive than the Porsche.

Now do I really suppose the Porsche dealer will sell me the car I really want, for the price of the Chevy?

When assisting clients, I often ask for permission to design for them, what I would consider their ideal dream building, based upon the information they have provided. After all, they only get to do this once, it is far better to spend just a little more to get the building they really want for size and features, than to be dissatisfied with the choice, forever.

This particular client was looking for a building which he could climate control – wire, insulate and sheetrock the interior. My quote had the building set up so it was “drywall ready” as well as including Building Wrap, between the wall framing and the sidewall steel.

Here are a few words about climate controlled pole buildings: https://www.hansenpolebuildings.com/2012/04/climate-controlled/

The “a couple things are a little different”  in the pole building price quote meant the building was not ready for wiring, insulation and drywall. No Building wrap. Even the overhead doors were uninsulated!

My thoughts are if you are not going to insulate your building ever, something like this might work.

Here is an interesting article you may want to read: https://www.hansenpolebuildings.com/2015/05/84-lumber/

There are going to be some items which we just can’t “dummy down” to match the 84 Lumber features:

Our entry doors are going to be commercial grade with steel jambs and are all factory finish painted. These doors are several hundred dollars more than the unpainted wood jamb doors (which are typically only primed) from 84 Lumber.

Their pole building price quote does not state if steel is even fastened with screws (could be nailed on) and we furnish ONLY powder coated screws. (Read more on these here: https://www.hansenpolebuildings.com/2014/01/powder-coated-screws/)

The reflective insulation we provide has a tab on one edge with an adhesive pull strip – no worries about having to tape all of the seams together.

Oh, by the way, our Chevy was not only higher quality, it had a better price!

Pole Barn Prices: I Feel Your Pain

Being in the pole barn blog writing business, I hear from and get a lot of feedback from clients, and potential clients. I’d like to share this with my kind readers:

Simple Pole Barn“Dear Sir;  I do appreciate you’re candid effort to offer such a deal, but I am going to be gone starting Dec 27 and won’t be back until March 9. Believe me when I say I need a pole barn. But the cost of ALL the pole Barnes that I have checked on has scared the living hell out of me. All I wanted was a simple 36×40, one overhead and one entry door. But all of them wanted me to be part of the National Debt.  I honestly don’t believe that they wanted to sell any pole Barnes. Not asking for a given, just asking for a honest LOW price. I have worked hard my whole life and don’t have a whole hell of much, but what I do have I want to try and protect it. I don’t need to hear I can do this or you need this and can do it at a affordable price. That affordable price turns out to be so outrages. It is downright pitiful that companies has to tell you all the good things and turns out to be all false. So I honestly ask YOU what kind of a low cost good Pole Barn can you offer a guy like Me. A Honest hard working man with needs like I have. Thank you for listening to me.”

I did encourage this writer to read an article I had written: https://www.hansenpolebuildings.com/blog/2013/05/pole-barn-prices/

Now I work for a living and have for the past 40-plus years, the last 33 in the pole building industry. I remember offering a constructed 24’ x 24’ garage with a 16 foot wide insulated steel overhead door and an insulated steel entry door for $3995! Just 22 years ago.

However I also know my mother bought a brand new 2880 square foot house which we moved into at Christmas of 1973 for under $30,000. My brother just sold the house for over $160,000! Of course gasoline then was under 50 cents a gallon, not hovering between three and four dollars. I held down an entry level job for $2.50 an hour….am sure you are getting the drift.

What scares me is not current pole barn prices.  I or one of my family members is a client pretty much yearly – so I also end up on the “other side of the fence”. Even though quality has increased, pole barn prices have not kept up with the rate of inflation.

What scares me – and what is going to continue to scare me – is our government printing billions (with a “B”) of dollars of funny money every month. The problem is not costs going up, it is the value of the dollar going down.

Recently I read an article saying to NOT put any money in savings account because you are actually losing money if you do. The rate of inflation is higher than most interest rates. Makes you stop and think, doesn’t it? If you need a pole building, and if you have the money for it (or can borrow at a reasonable interest rate) – buy it now. Your dollar is never going to go farther than it will right now.