Picture this: you’ve built your pole barn equipment shed and love it. But, a few years down the road, you realize that you made some mistakes when designing what you thought was your ideal equipment shed. How do you avoid this imaginary scenario? Before building your pole barn, take into account these common pole barn design regrets.
Structure and Size
Chances are, you’ve driven by a farm that has many different sheds or outbuildings scattered around the property with additions or lean-tos. This is a sign that the original building was no longer big enough to store everything. Take this as a reminder to carefully consider what size of building you’ll be constructing. Rather than having to build more buildings in the future, which gets expensive and ties up even more land, try to create a pole barn design in which the size allows for expansion in the future.
Insulating your pole barn is a bit of an investment, but it helps to increase the comfort of using the space, as well as add to the lifespan of the structure. Additionally, having an insulated building helps allow for the space to be used year-round and in more ways, such as having an office or workshop set up.
There are a few different pole barn design elements that can be incorporated into the design that increases both the aesthetic and the functionality of the building. Eve lights, windows, wainscotting, and porches are all great ways to make a pole barn look more attractive while adding to the building’s function. For example, eve lights are plastic panels that let light in, making it so that you don’t always have to rely on electricity inside the building.