How to Choose the Right Size Pole Barn for Your Needs

How to Choose the Right Size Pole Barn for Your Needs

From beginning to finish, the process of building a pole barn requires one’s great attention. You need to make a number of decisions from the selecting design to determining the ideal site preparation and even choosing the colors. Even more important is to determine how much square footage you actually need.

The size of the barn is a crucial decision that each person needs to make when deciding to construct custom pole barns. The fact that pole buildings come in so many different sizes and shapes is one of their best things, but it can also be challenging to pick one if you are doing it for the first time.

However, you might be unsure of the appropriate size for your barn if this is your first post-frame building. That’s why we are here with the factors that help pick the right pole barn size.

Common factors you need to take into consideration when selecting the pole barn size:

Living Area: It’s crucial to carefully evaluate the available area when choosing the size of a pole barn. Depending on the planned usage and the amount of available space to build the barn on, the appropriate size for a pole barn will vary. 

Typically, pole barns range in size from 500 square feet to more than 4,000 square feet. These dimensions, however, could change based on the features you pick, and the shape of the land that will house the project. 

The pole barn’s intended usage will influence the size that should be built. It is crucial to account for the size of the equipment and animals in the plan if the barn will be used to store agricultural machinery or livestock. 

On the other hand, if your pole barn used to store hay could require taller ceilings and an indoor riding arena might require more room to accommodate more horses. 

Vehicle Storage: There are several reasons to construct a pole barn garage. A pole barn garage will keep your vehicles out of the sun in the summer and out of the snow in the winter, whether you’re keeping the family cars, your classic car collection, a boat, or your motorcycles. 

Go with an appropriate pole barn size selection that allows you comfortably store all of your vehicles. Also, consider having more than one large door so you can easily drive your cars in and out of the garage.

Remember to measure the height of your recreational vehicle before making any storage arrangements. For a garage intended to house a full-size RV, it typically advises a minimum height of 14 feet.

Height & Space: How much space and height do you need to operate your pole barn effectively? The majority of commercial structures are between 16′ and 20′ tall. 

For instance, a pole barn that is built to be higher and more narrow may be more appropriate if the available space is limited in size. 

Whatever the purpose of your workshop is woodworking, welding, auto repair, arts and crafts, ceramics, painting, and model-building, the list is endless, all it needs is to fit your unique standards for design and function. 

This is also where zoning constraints come into play since depending on the size of your property, you might only be able to construct a certain size barn.

Intended Use: Last but not least, how big or little your new pole barn should be depends on what you plan to use it for. Will you keep livestock in your barn? Are you planning on using your barn as a workshop? a space for storage? The garage? It will be simpler to choose the appropriate size once you are final with the purpose for which your barn will be used. 

A professional builder can assist you in determining the size of your barn if this is your first one and you have no knowledge of typical building dimensions. However, if you have plenty of space, we always advise building your barn a little bigger than you had originally planned. 

Future Growth: Do you have any future plan to house any new vehicles? What about additional room for you to maintain your yard tiller for lawn mowers? You should take that into account as well. Think about any potential future expansion ideas you may have as well. The long-term benefits of investing in a larger structure may outweigh the short-term costs of buying a smaller property.

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Please get in touch with us if you’re prepared to construct your ideal barn. We are always ready to collaborate with you to design the barn of your dreams and address any inquiries you may have regarding the post-frame building. Schedule a free estimate with us right away!