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Green buildings are the future and in high demand. As Amish barn builders in Montana, we get asked quite frequently about the sustainable features of pole barns and why they should choose post frame construction instead of stick frame. Continue reading to learn about how post frame construction is environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Minimal Site Disturbance

One of the first ways pole barns are considered highly sustainable is that there is minimal site disturbance during the construction process. Unlike other buildings, a concrete foundation isn’t required for custom pole barns in Montana. Rather, solid sawn posts are transferred to the ground, resulting in no soil erosion.

Metal Roofs

Our Amish built sheds in Montana are roofed with metal. Metal roofs are 100% recyclable, extremely durable, resistant to weather, and reflective. The reflectivity of metal makes these roofs considered a “cool roof,” which keeps the surface and internal temperatures cooler. 


Farm buildings in Montana built using post frame construction are known for their durability. Pole barns are designed to last for a very long time and withstand severe weather conditions such as wind, rain, and hail. The wood that is used also has incredible strength, adding to the durability.

Less Material Needed

In addition to not needing a concrete foundation, minimal materials are necessary to construct a pole building in Montana. Post frame construction is characterized by large spacing between posts and pre-cut steel. Additionally, with less material, less waste will be created in the end.

To learn more about the many sustainable features of pole barns, our custom post frame builders in Montana will be glad to answer any questions. For a free price estimate on a pole building in Montana from us, you can receive one right on our website, or give us a call.