About pole barn design and construction

Frequently Asked

Frequently Asked Questions

What building sizes does Superior Buildings offer?

Our building sizes typically start at 20x20, though we can build smaller than that. The widest we can build is 90', and we can build any length. Please note that conventional sizes (24×32, 30×40, 40×60….) can be more cost effective because of stock building supplies.

What kind of posts does Superior Buildings use?

Pressure treated 4×6 posts are standard on buildings smaller than 12,000 cu. Ft. (30’W x 40’L x 10’H). 3-Ply glue-lam posts are standard for buildings over 12,000 cu. Ft. (30’W x 40’L x 10’H).

What kind of metal does Superior Buildings use for building sides and roof?

Our primary steel suppliers are Central States and A.B. Martin. We also offer Fabral and Everlast products. Cost and warranty period varies with type of steel.  We also offer 24 gauge standing seam roofing.

Are there other options for siding and roofing?

Yes. Besides standard, 29 gauge steel, we offer vinyl, hardi-plank, and pine or cedar siding. We also offer asphalt shingles and standing seam for roofing.


Typically, the customer is responsible for obtaining the necessary permits for the building, however, at Superior Buildings we offer complete general contracting service in which your sales rep will be happy to assist you in this process or do all of the work for you. You, the customer, are responsible for any set-backs, size restrictions, etc. necessary to comply with your local municipality, homeowners association, etc.

How long does it take to build a pole barn?

As of February 21st, 2024, we are booked out 4-5 months. As for the actual building process, the time can range from days to months, depending on the type of project.

Site prep

At Superior Buildings, we offer site preparation for most local projects. For sites beyond an hour from our office, please contact us for availability. If you decide to do your own site prep, it is necessary that the building pad be approximately 5 ft. larger than the building on all sides (for example, a 30×40 barn should have a 40×50 building pad).

How level does my site need to be?

Your building site should be within 6” of level. If your pad is more than 12” off grade, you may incur extra costs. However, as long as you are willing to pay the extra costs, we can work with pads that are severely out of grade.

What is the Pole Barn Construction Process

1. Sing contract and pay deposit.
2. Acquire necessary permits (though this is often unnecessary for agricultural projects).
3. Prepare site.
4. Crew drills holes and has them inspected when required.
5. Crew constructs building.

Does Superior Buildings offer Interior finishing?

Yes. We offer a variety of interior packages, including steel siding and ceiling, drywall, plywood, and pine tongue and groove. We also offer complete horse stall packages, including tongue and groove walls and even tile flooring. Ask your sales rep about our many interior options.

Does Superior Buildings build barndominiums?

We generally do not build barndominiums. Our building plans are very simple, so most lenders will not approve loans for a residence drawn by our draftsman. However, if you plan to finance your barndominium project with cash, we might be able to help.

How will my floor be finished?

Most post frame garage floors are finished with either 4” of stone or 4” of stone and 4” of concrete. You may choose to do this yourself or have us do it for you.

Do you offer multiple building discounts?

Yes. Ask your sales rep for details.

How long is a quote good?

Due to the current volatility of material prices, our quotes are only accurate for one day.

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