If you want to add a detached garage to your home, then a pole barn design could be a good option. Originally used to build agricultural buildings, these designs are now also used to build other structures, such as homes and garages. What are the benefits of using pole barn construction techniques to build your new garage?
1. Get a Faster Build
Pole barn building designs use a post-frame construction technique. Here, you frame the building by installing widely-spaced wooden posts into the ground. These posts create the core structure of the building and its support.
This means you won't need to dig out or lay a foundation for your garage; you simply install the right number of posts in the right places to create the garage's frame. This kind of build is a lot faster than other designs. You won't have to spend time laying foundations. Once your posts are in the ground, you simply build the structure around them. Your garage will be ready faster.
2. Reduce Your Construction Costs
If you want to build a large, detached garage, then your costs could be higher than your budget if you use a traditional design. You'll have to pay for foundation work, and your material and labor costs will also be higher for the build.
On the other hand, if you build a pole barn garage, then you don't have to pay for costly foundation work or materials. The wide spacing of your posts means that you can build the structure using fewer materials. Your labor costs will also be lower as you'll need fewer people on-site for the build. So, you could see some significant cost savings.
3. Get More Internal Space
You might be surprised at how little internal space you get when you build a regular detached garage. For example, you might end up with less wall space than you thought if you lose some space to supports.
Pole barn buildings are known for being open and spacious. The pole supports don't take up much room, and they don't need extra internal support. Their spaced design ensures that you maximize your internal space. You'll have more useable room inside the garage.
This larger space also gives you more customization options. For example, you can install wider and larger doors or windows.
To find out if this design is a good option for your garage needs, contact a local pole barn building company and ask for their advice.