Which Type of Roof Is Right for Your Pole Barn?


When deciding on a design for your new pole barn, one of the most important decisions you need to make is what type of roof you want. Pole barns can be constructed with a variety of roof designs. The one you choose will depend on how you plan to use your pole barn, the type of style you prefer, and your budget.

The most commonly chosen roof design for pole barns is the gable. This design is simple, effective, and affordable. Gable roofs generally have slopes between 2/12 and 8/12. This type of roof is used for pole barns that are intended for a variety of functions, including barns, homes, garages, and shops.

A monitor roof design is related to the gable. A monitor roof is a good choice if you plan to use the pole barn to shelter horses or to store an RV. The tall center section allows for storage of large vehicles in the middle of the building. A monitor roof also makes it possible to install doors on either end of the pole barn so vehicles can drive through from one end to the other. A monitor roof works well with stall kits. A pole barn with a monitor roof can be constructed with either a clearspan design or with interior poles. A home with a monitor roof can have a center loft.

A gambrel roof is a more traditional design that is less popular today. It can add character to a pole barn. A cupola or widow’s peak can be an attractive addition to a gambrel roof. This design costs a little more per square foot than other types of roofs.

A single-slope roof is another common pole barn design. It is typically used for an animal shelter or a simple shed.

Another option is a hipped roof. It is similar to a gable roof and is often used on homes and garages.

If you are thinking about building a pole barn, CHA Pole Barns can help you choose the right design for your needs. Contact us today to learn about the many pole barn options we have to offer.

When you are ready contact CHA Pole Barns to talk about your pole barn project.


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