About pole barn design and construction

Frequently Asked
Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What building sizes does Superior Buildings offer?

No building is too large or small for us to build. 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. At Superior Buildings we offer vinyl, hardi-plank, and pine or cedar siding. We also offer asphalt shingles for roofing.

Permits

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 the building process take?

As of May 20th, 2020, we are booked out approximately 8 weeks, but factors such as location, building size, and permit acquisition can all affect the time at which we can start construction. As for the actual building process, the time can range from days to months, depending on the afformentioned factors.

Site prep

At Superior Buildings, we offer complete excavation and site prep. If you decide to do your own site prep, it is necessary that the building pad be approx. 5 ft. larger than the building on all sides. (i.e. 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 typical Construction Process

1. Acquire necessary permits (though this is often unnecessary for agricultural projects).
2. Sign contract and give deposit.
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.

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 or senior citizen discounts?

Yes. Ask Your sales rep for details.

How long is a quote good?

Typically, a quote is accurate for 30 days. Steel and lumber prices fluctuate from time to time. This affects the accuracy of quotes.

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