How to Price a Metal Pole Barn

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Pricing a metal pole barn requires knowledge of certain details, such as the size and type of pole barn and the condition of the building site. Some companies offer metal barn kits so you don't have to purchase each item individually. Building the project yourself lowers the price as opposed to hiring a contractor with labor costs. Once you determine the specifics of the metal pole barn, you can estimate the price.

  • Look into metal pole barn kits. Manufacturers offer entire pole barn kits, some with free shipping, to consumers. Compare the cost of pole barn kits to the cost of purchasing the materials yourself. Make sure the kits do not contain inferior materials.

  • Check the ground on which you wish to build the metal pole barn. Un-level or sloping ground needs leveling before building takes place. If necessary, include the cost of renting dirt moving equipment into the total price of the metal building. If the soil contains stone, it may be difficult to erect poles deep into the ground and you may have to consider a different area for construction.

  • Decide if the metal building will have a dirt or concrete floor. A dirt floor may be enough when housing animals such as horses. Choose concrete flooring if you'll use the metal barn to work on equipment or cars. Adding a concrete floor with material and labor adds to the price of the pole barn.

  • Consider the size of metal pole barn you need. The smaller the barn and the less material and labor used, the cheaper the entire construction project will be. Constructing the barn yourself will save on labor costs.

  • Factor in the type of door you desire for your pole barn. A push-type metal door costs less than a barn door that slides upwards on tracks, but the push-type is harder to open. Alternatively, you can choose a barn door that opens in the middle.

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