With the current housing market volatility at an all-time high, many would-be homeowners are seeking out alternative housing options. Because of this, the concept of pole barn homes has steadily grown in popularity — and for good reason. Pole barns are exceptionally sturdy, cost-effective and fairly easy to construct. Not only that, but the options for pole barn personalization are virtually endless: From siding and roofing to windows and doors, no two barndominiums will ever look the same.
Can You Live in a Pole Barn?
Forget everything you thought you knew about pole buildings. For as long as post-frame construction has existed, these buildings have provided shelter and security for many. While primarily used to house animals or store tools, the design and construction of pole barns using pressure-treated wood lend themselves to enhanced resilience, making them an excellent housing solution for people as well.
Pole buildings are also scalable, meaning they offer more flexibility when it comes to the size and layout of your custom home. Whether you want an open floor plan or prefer to segment each room, you can achieve just about any layout your heart desires. If it’s energy-efficiency you’re worried about, don’t: Pole barn insulation offers great protection from the cold, heat and outdoor elements. Plus, it’s very easy to install.
4 Benefits of Pole Barn Homes
Building a pole barn home offers many unique benefits that standard custom home building projects do not. By choosing to build a pole barn for your home, you can save time and money without sacrificing quality or durability:
One of the biggest advantages to pole barn homes is their affordability. Compared to the cost of custom home construction, pole barns are much less expensive due to the cost of materials used. Not only that, but pole barns do not need a concrete foundation in order to be built. Pad preparation for a pole barn only requires the ground to be 6” taller than any area within 8 – 10 feet of the building. This is usually accomplished with fill material, such as road base or gravel.
Post-frame buildings are designed to be easily built. The average 2,500-square-foot (or under) home typically takes between seven and nine months to complete with proper planning. By comparison, pole barn homes can be completed in a fraction of the time, allowing you to move in faster so you can enjoy your new barndominium lifestyle!
Just because a pole barn takes less time and is more affordable doesn’t mean it’s low-quality. In fact, Beehive Buildings is so confident in the superior quality of our buildings that you’ll receive a 10-year contractor warranty with any pole building project our team completes. Using pressure-treated wood and 100% American-made steel to complete our builds, it’s hard to find a higher quality materials selection anywhere else — especially with a 10-year limited warranty.
The pressure-treated wood used during frame construction for pole barn homes offers durability on par with steel-framed buildings. Our custom builders use UC4B-rated, preserved, pressure-treated wood that’s capable of withstanding all weather cycles — even if you’re in a climate that’s at higher risk for decay. Additionally, pole barn homes can be completed using a number of different siding materials, including metal. This makes them more resistant to fire, pests, decay, rot, mildew, mold and severe weather patterns.
Bonus Benefit: Endless Options for Your Pole Barn Build
As if there weren’t enough benefits to building a pole barn home, these buildings are also incredibly customizable. There are many different options to choose from when creating your personalized pole barn home, including siding, windows, doors and special features:
You can choose just about any cladding to complete your pole barn build. From metal and vinyl to stucco and cedar board and batten siding, you can achieve whatever home aesthetic suits your personal style. Not only that, but each of these materials offers many different color selections, wood stains, wainscot and decorative options, allowing you to create a home that’s uniquely yours.
Whether you’re looking for standard double-hung or single-hung windows, or want to enhance ventilation with sliding or casement windows, there’s no limit to the possibilities for your pole barn. Within each individual window option exists plenty of unique grid styles, exterior color selections and glass options from which to choose. The windows used in our pole barn homes are energy efficient and built from the highest-quality materials to ensure limited thermal transfer while allowing plenty of natural light to shine through your home.
Select from a broad variety of doors to complete your residential pole barn. Beehive Buildings offers plenty of different pole barn door solutions, including standard man doors, Dutch doors, sliding pole barn doors, overhead doors and even acrylic full-view doors. Each door is completely customizable with many different color and upgrade options for windows and other stylistic features.
From flying gables and lean-to overhangs to decorative cupolas and radiant roofing barriers, there are plenty of unique features to add to your pole barn home. Completely customize your build by adding an open lean-to patio area for outdoor entertainment, or create a cozy, country aesthetic with a man door overhang. The only limit to the features added to your pole barn build is your imagination!
Build Your Pole Barn Dream Home with Beehive!
At Beehive Buildings, our team is eager to help bring your pole barn dream home to life. Offering the highest-quality materials selection and a 10-year warranty on all pole building construction, we are confident in our team’s ability to deliver a custom home that’s on time and on budget, every time. Discover what benefits and options await for your residential pole barn by contacting Beehive Buildings for a custom pole barn home quote today.