The Pole Barn Calculator contains functions to compute the construction materials for a pole barn with concrete piers, a slab, wood framing, roof trusses for a normal gabled roof and metal panels and trim for the roof and siding.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Confirm all calculations with authoritative sources such as architectural drawings before risking health or wealth on the results of any calculator, and ALWAYS adhere to government approved building codes.
The steps to construct your building are as follows:
The building site should be leveled and the location of the corners set. Then, one can calculate the location and spacing of the piers.
Once the posts are in place, the beams and then trusses can be put in place.
The next step is to apply the girts on the sides of the building and the purlins on the roof.
The purlins provide the right material for applying your metal roof and trim with metal screws.
The girts are the right understructure for metal siding.
Once the framing is completed and the metal installed on the roof and walls, the door(s) can be hung and the interior finished.
The following experts were consulted in the construction of these calculators. However, they assume no liability and advise all developers to confirm all their construction estimates against professional calculations and to confirm that all of their calculations conform to local building laws, codes and regulations.