Building projects require significant research, planning, and preparation. Post frame buildings and agricultural buildings in Montana are no exception. If you are interested in constructing a pole building in Montana or a post frame building in Montana but still have questions––that’s no problem. You can always contact us at MQS directly with any questions you might have, but we have also put together this list of common questions and answers that may be helpful.
Do I need a building permit for my pole building in Montana?
Typically, the answer to this question is yes. However, building codes and permit processes vary depending on location. It is best to check with the city and the county where you plan to build. If you do need a permit, the responsibility for acquiring permits belongs to the client and not the builder.
Are there standard sizes for post frame buildings or barns?
Post frame buildings don’t have “standard” sizes. You can build your barn as big or as small as you want if it fits on your property. However, because materials do come in standard sizes, we recommend building in any combination of the common lengths, widths, and heights displayed on the diagram below. This will help guarantee that you make the best use of the materials purchased for your building.
How Long Does the Building Process Take?
At MQS, it generally takes between three to ten weeks from contract signing until the building is completed. This will depend on how busy our crews are and how big your build is. Once our crew has begun construction, an average-sized build takes less than a week to complete. Other custom horse barn builders in Montana will vary in lead time and construction speed.
Do I Have to Prepare the Site for My Steel Building in Montana on My Own?
Site preparation is rarely included in standard build pricing because initial site conditions can vary significantly from one build to another. Nonetheless, most builders can do site preparation for you at an additional fee.
What Can I Do to Keep Construction Costs Down?
The primary ways we suggest to keep costs down include:
- Build your roof with a standard 4/12 pitch.
- Choose from the common lengths, widths, and heights displayed on our chart above.
- Use 29ga metal for both siding and roofing on your building if the conditions allow you to do so.
- Install only the doors and windows you need. Unnecessary doors and windows can dramatically increase construction costs.
MQS, Inc – Specialists in Construction of Agricultural Buildings in Montana
If you are interested in building a barn, shop, or garage in Montana, we are here to help. If you are ready to get started, we can work with you to make sure you get exactly the building you want.
To get started, give us a call or go online to receive a free quote on your project.