What Size Should My Pole Barn Be?

Pole Barn builders in Ohio


When you work with Amish barn builders in Ohio to construct a new pole barn on your property, the options are endless. And that includes the size of your barn! No matter how you intend to use your pole building, whether that is to store farming equipment or serve as a simple garage, a pole barn can be as big or as small as you want (with some restrictions of course). If this is your first pole barn, you may be asking the question, “What size should I build my pole barn?” To help you out, we’ve put together some tips to help you answer that question.

What Are You Using Your Barn For?

Majority of the time, when someone decides to build a pole barn, they have a good reason for doing so. Understanding what you plan to use your barn for is a good start to figuring out what size you want it to be. For example, if you are going to turn your pole barn into a man cave, a workshop, or a garage to store vehicles in, your barn doesn’t need to be as big as, say, a horse barn with an indoor arena.

What Does Your City Allow?

Sometimes the specific size barn you want isn’t allowed on your property due to zoning restrictions. Say you want a 60’ x 88’ x 16’ post frame garage in Ohio, be sure you check with your local zoning department to ensure that size is allowed. Depending on where you live, you may be restricted to specific barn sizes to comply with codes and regulations.

How Much Land Do You Have?

Not only will local regulations affect where you can place farm buildings in Ohio on your property, but how much available land you have is a factor as well. However, just because you have plenty of land to build a barn doesn’t always mean you are able to. This is why it’s crucial for you to check with local zoning restrictions, as you may only be able to build a certain distance from your property lines.

Consider Room For Expansion

Often times we find that people who purchase one of our custom pole barns wish they would have either made the barn bigger or left room for expansion. If you have a sufficient amount of land available, our custom horse barn builders in Ohio highly recommend you consider constructing your barn where there will be plenty of room to expand if you wish. Fortunately, post frame construction makes it very easy to add on and make modifications once it’s built.


For more information about our custom pole barns in Ohio or help determining the right size for your new barn, contact MQS Structures at 855-677-3334. You can also fill out our online form for a free quote.

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