7 Reasons to Choose Steel Over Pole Barn Buildings

Posted on January 30, 2017

Pole barn buildings are suitable  for some people, but many who choose them wind up playing the coulda-shoulda-woulda game when they realize what they could have gotten by choosing a Worldwide Steel Building instead.

If you’re weighing your options, and don’t want to miss out on the best building choice, check out these seven things you can’t get with a pole barn building that you can get with steel.

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1. Vertical Spacewwsb-high-cielings-steel-buildings-vertical-space (1)

For the sake of security in certain weather conditions, a pole barn can only rise so high and tends to be more susceptible to the wear and tear of extreme weather.

With a steel building, the sky’s the limit for vertical space, and the strength of our steel trusses, girders, and framework can withstand anything Mother Nature has to offer.

2. More Roofing Options

With a pole barn, roof options are limited to designs that coordinate with the layout of pole supports. In other words, if you want to get more creative than a typical pitched shed, things can get complicated and expensive.

Choosing a steel building can give you the roof style you want whether it’s shed, hip, gable or gambrel. Want to throw in some skylights for natural lighting? A steel building can do that, too.

3. Open Floor Plan

Adding an auxiliary building is often to meet some sort of storage needs. If this is your main focus for your building, you’ll end up losing a lot of space with poles in the way. It also makes it difficult to navigate large equipment. Steel buildings help to get the most out of your potential storage space because they’re supported by trusses and framework that can create a completely open floor plan.wwsb-building-manual-photos-second-story (1)

4. Mezzanine Ceilings

Because of the interference of support poles, it is practically impossible to integrate a mezzanine into a pole barn design.

If you need an elevated area in your structure to oversee work down below, or to create office space above, a steel building is your best option.

5. Customizable Extras & Add-Ons

It’s the endless extras and add-ons that make steel buildings a more attractive option than pole barns. For instance, a steel building’s frame can handle the load for free hanging eve extensions, while a pole barn’s can’t.

These custom features can be used to increase the functionality of your building, while also giving you more options to personalize the overall style of your structure.wwsb-self-supporting-eve-hang-steel-building (1)

6. Longer Lifespan

Why spend loads of money on a wooden pole barn building that will rot in the ground over the years? Instead, choose the stronger option that’s built to last. Concrete piers and sound anchoring increase our steel building’s structural integrity, which means it’ll be stronger and last much longer than a pole barn.

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7. Options for Growth

Think expansion may be necessary in the future? You’ll have to tear down that pole barn in order to expand. However, our steel buildings are easy to expand thanks to the live trusses. This means, that instead of starting from scratch in a few years, you can simply build upon what you already have!

So, what are you waiting for? The professionals at Worldwide Steel Buildings are waiting to answer your questions! Give us a call at (888) 211-9524 for more information!