What to Buy- Steel Barn or Pole Barn?

Last Updated: Jul. 7, 2023

If you are contemplating buying a steel barn or a pole barn it is easier to make a decision after seeing some comparisons. Pole barns have been around for a very long time, and often people just assume that this is the best route to go.

Pole Barn Construction

This type of building requires wooden poles, which gives it its name. They can vary in size depending on what the size of the barn is going to be. The wood poles have the responsibility of bearing the weight of the roof and providing stability to the structure. The poles are placed into holes in the ground. Where this becomes a problem is that over time the ground becomes unsettled and the poles can shift. Being as they are made of wood they are subject to decay.

Steel Barn Construction

Instead of wood, steel beams are used and are anchored to a concrete slab or pier. The problem that exists with the pole barn in regards to pole shift and rotting is non-existent in the steel barn construction.

The Benefits of the Steel Barn

There are a lot of benefits to relying on the Steel Barn for your needs. The top-quality steel barns that are available through Steel Buildings and Structures deliver all the benefits. These consist of….


You may have a specific purpose in mind for your steel barn right now, which could range from storing your hay and grains, down to providing protection for your farm equipment. Then in the future, this may change where you want to house your livestock. With the Steel barn, you have the flexibility for putting the barn to work for all of these uses and more without having to worry about internal beams taking up space, or hindering your use.

Durability and Longevity

You can be sure that when you invest in a Steel Barn you have made a long-term investment. It remains stable and its maintenance is minimal compared to pole barn buildings. You don’t have any concerns about bug infestation which is often a problem with wood structures.


If you have a need to expand your space you have the option of being able to add onto your steel barn hassle free.


You can have a Steel Buildings & Structures Inc. Steel Barn customized to your exact needs. This includes the type of doors you want, or the number of windows, along with many other options.

Easy Installation

Another great advantage to the Steel Barn is how fast it can be erected. In no time at all this building can be installed and ready for use.

Why Wait?

There should be no hesitation when it comes to making Steel Buildings & Structures Inc. Steel Barn your first choice. We offer certified engineered drawings for our American Made Buildings. You can count on an error-free installation and the very best in customer service.

If you have any questions or need some suggestions for your barn needs, we would be happy to help. Just contact us and let us know how we can help you in buying your dream metal building.


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