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A brief examination of four wooden horse barn construction
Which is best for you? Not
only do you have to make that decision, you
should make it upon your first visit to a barn designer. If your future
plans only require a building that will suit your needs for a few
years, and you are on a tight budget, then a pole barn makes sense. If
you are thinking beyond yourself, if sustainable construction and
conservation is a key imperative to your construction (and life) philosophy, if
you see beauty in how things are constructed, or you just wish to have
your name as a part of the local historical records 200 years from now,
then a timber frame barn might be best.
The middle ground is taken up
by the stick frame barn. It represents long term value, at a cost only
marginally more than a pole barn. It will represent the best resale
value relative to your investment dollars. With equal degrees of Owner
care and maintenance, a stick framed barn is likely to out last a pole
barn by a factor of 5x while representing a considerable savings
compared to the timber frame.
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