A pole barn can be built in as little as a week in the right conditions. That is part of what makes post-frame construction so great––it’s affordable, fast, and strong. Precisely because your barn or garage in Montana can be built so quickly, it’s best to think through your building’s design and placement very carefully.
Know Local Laws and Building Codes
Like most other buildings, metal buildings in Montana are subject to local laws and building codes. If you build:
- Without the proper permits
- Too close to property lines or roadways, or in clear violation of building codes
- Local authorities may require you to tear your new barn down
Researching local laws and building codes may not be the most exciting thing to do in your free time, but it beats the alternative.
If you plan on storing an RV, tractor, farm implements, or anything else inside your new barn, measure them carefully before you make your final building plans. No one wants to build a new structure to store their boat or RV, only to discover that the door isn’t big enough to get it inside.
Match the Style
Although some owners don’t care, we always suggest that you attempt to match your new building to the style of any other nearby buildings. This is particularly important if you are building a garage next to your home, but it also applies to other types of buildings.
Look at Other Examples
Horse barn builders in Montana can build your new horse barn however you want. There are thousands of possible combinations for the layout, doors, colors, sizes, etc. If you have friends or acquaintances who will let you walk through their barns, take advantage of the opportunity before you build. You will most likely get a better idea of what you like and what you don’t like. It’s your barn, so build it your way.
Plan for Growth
During the planning phase of your barn, carefully consider how much space you need at a minimum. Then, add at least 20% more. You may choose to add more than 20%. If your new building is intended to be a part of a business you own or manage, consider how much you hope to grow in the next ten to twenty years and how that will affect your needs for space.
Create a Budget Carefully and Stick to It
While still in the planning phase, you should establish a construction budget. Most people tend to under budget and then get upset when they spend more than they had hoped. Talk to your builder for help establishing a realistic budget for your project, then add about 10% just in case. Careful planning is essential for staying within budget, so think through every element of the project and plan for contingencies if necessary.
We Can Build Your Next Pole Building in Montana
Post-frame construction is an excellent choice for building cattle barns, horse barns, garages, etc. Pole barns are durable, cost-efficient, and offer excellent flexibility for any unique design requirements you may have.
MQS, Inc – Barn Builders in Montana
When 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.