Many farmers, ranchers, and others in the agricultural sector have taken to the new architectural trend known as the pole barn or pole building. This large structure has no basement and contains a high ceiling and wide-open spaces. Highly engineered and prefabricated laminated posts are used as frames in the building. A pole barn can be used as a garage, workshop, storefront, horse stable, event center, or main residence.
If you built pole barns on your property or inherited them with a property you purchased, then you are aware of their usefulness and durability. But even pole barns are subject to natural forces that wear them down. When this happens, you must take action. It is not always possible to repair a pole barn. If the damage or material degradation is serious enough, you may have to replace it.
Here are some of the signs that it is time for a new pole barn: