Washburn, Wisconsin
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What Are Pole Buildings? October 31, 2019

Washburn, Bayfield
What Are Pole Buildings?, Washburn, Wisconsin

Pole buildings serve a variety of purposes: storage, arenas, covered parking, and more. If you’re looking for an easy and affordable structure for a purpose other than living space, then this may be the perfect option. Here’s what pole garages are and why they are so widely used.

A Guide to Pole Buildings

What They Are

A pole barn earns its name because the structure is supported by poles that are anchored into the ground by concrete. The roof is typically made of galvanized steel or shingles. Framing runs perpendicular to the posts, which gives the building its sturdiness. There may or may not be walls, which are often made of metal or wood. The structure can either have finished floors or an unfinished concrete base, and you can add other features like windows, attics or lofts, insulation, different styles of doors, and interior walls.

pole buildingsWhy They’re Popular

Pole buildings are versatile, durable, and easy to install. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, plus they’re relatively easy to insulate and finish in any way that suits your needs. Their construction makes them extremely durable, so you can use them in any climate, and they should withstand the elements. The expected life span of a pole building is usually between 40 and 60 years. Contractors can put them up relatively quickly and affordably, and they ensure the finished structure complies with local building codes. The ease of installation makes labor economical, as well.


Dahl Construction Co. installs high-quality pole buildings in Bayfield, WI, and throughout the surrounding area. This family-owned and -operated building contractor has been working in the community since 1976. They will handle your project from start to finish, from obtaining permits to putting on the finishing touches. Learn more on their website, and call (715) 779-3600 to schedule a free estimate.

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