One of the biggest advantages of pole barns is their flexibility in design. From nearly unlimited pole building size configurations and siding options, to numerous door styles, lean-to designs and color options, pole barns can be designed to both meet your needs and match your aesthetic style.
One such pole building design option: dog ears.
What are dog ears on a pole barn?
Also called “clipped corners” in the construction industry, dog ears are purely a design option on pole buildings. Unlike other pole barn design aesthetics – such as doors, windows, concrete floors and overhangs – dog ears don’t have a functional purpose.
As you can see, dog ears are a V-shaped section of siding that comes down in the center of a post, usually on lean-tos and garage doors. This design aesthetic gets its two names (“dog ears” and “clipped corners”) from its dog-eared shape and, similarly, how it looks like a square with its corners clipped off.
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