What Is a Pole Barn?

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A pole barn is a structure that is built of wood trusses for the roof, vertical wood columns, wall headers, wall grits and roof purlins as a support system. The construction of a pole barn is widely considered to be simple in comparison to other types of barns.

A pole barn can be used for a number of purposes including a storage area, garage or horse barn. This type of barn can also be less expensive to build than other barns. The construction of the barn is designed to make the structure solid. Having the proper braces in the construction of a pole barn allows the barn to withstand high winds.