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A post frame building in Coeur d’Alene can help you get organized, expand your business, or give you the necessary space to pursue your favorite hobby. Whatever you use your pole building in Coeur d’Alene for, make sure you build it properly. Avoid these mistakes we have observed people make over the years on their storage and farm buildings in Coeur d’Alene.

The Wrong Size

Think big even if you don’t build big when making plans for your barn or garage hobby shop in Coeur d’Alene. Consider your immediate plans for the building and what you may decide to use the building for in 5, 10, or 15 years. Do you hope to purchase an RV, boat, or project car in the next ten years? Will it fit inside?

Similarly, do you hope to heat or cool the interior of your building? An oversized building won’t be practical if that is the case. Either way, the key is to carefully consider the future and allow yourself flexibility if you eventually need to use the building for another purpose.

Not Planning for Electricity and Plumbing

Adding a bathroom, shower, electrical system, or other options to your building can significantly increase the initial build costs. If you can’t afford it when you first build, consider designing and building with the minimum conditions necessary to install those things later. This could include choosing a building site within a reasonable distance from a power source or water source. It may also include installing plumbing inside the building for water, including supply lines and drains, but not installing toilets, sinks, or showers.

Not Enough Ventilation

A lack of ventilation can quickly lead to damage if not repaired. Unventilated buildings retain moisture that can cause rust and deterioration of the building’s wooden support structure.

The Wrong Builder

It is tempting to accept the lowest bid when planning the construction of your post frame building or garage in Coeur d’Alene. However, it is often true that you get what you pay for. If a contractor’s bid is particularly low, find out why before they start building. You don’t want to be stuck with a mess. Pole barn builders in Coeur d’Alene who cut costs often choose lower-quality lumber, thinner steel, low-quality doors, low-quality windows, and use fewer fasteners (i.e., nails and screws) during assembly.

The Wrong Location

Location includes much more than your building’s proximity to roads and property lines. It is also important to consider soil, water drainage, the potential for flooding, sunlight, wind direction, and more.

MQS, Inc – Pole Barn Builders in Coeur d’Alene

If you are interested in building a barn, shop, or garage in Coeur d’Alene, 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.