How much are pole barn kit prices?
How much are pole barn kit prices?
$10 – $30 price per square foot (kit only)
$15 – $40 price per square foot (kit & installation)
$12,000 – $36,000 cost for a 30x40 pole barn kit
$24,0000 – $72,000 cost for a 40x60 pole barn kit
Pole barn kit prices by size
Pole barn kit prices are $10 to $30 per square foot, not including installation. A 30'x40' pole barn kit costs $12,000 to $36,000, depending on if it's wood or metal. Pole barn kit assembly costs $5 to $10 per square foot with most pole barn companies offering installation services in their area.
|Size||Square feet||Kit base price*||Typical Use|
|16x16||256||$2,500 – $7,700||1 car garage, 1 horse barn|
|20x20||400||$4,000 – $12,000||1 or 2-car garage, 2-horse barn, 30 bales of hay|
|20x30||600||$6,000 – $18,000||1 or 2-car garage, 2-horse barn, 50 bales of hay|
|24x24||576||$5,800 – $17,300||1 or 2-car garage, 2-horse barn|
|30x30||900||$9,000 – $27,000||3-car garage, small retail space, 4-horse barn|
|30x40||1,200||$12,000 – $36,000||8-horse stall, small retail space, 100 bales of hay|
|30x50||1,500||$15,000 – $45,000||4-car garage, 125 bales of hay, 10-horse stable|
|30x60||1,800||$18,000 – $54,000||6-car garage, machine shop, 12-horse barn|
|36x36||1,296||$13,000 – $39,000||100 bales of hay, 8-horse stable|
|36x50||1,800||$18,000 – $54,000||Multi-office unit, auto or tractor workshop|
|40x40||1,600||$16,000 – $48,000||10 horse stalls, 130 bales of hay|
|40x50||2,000||$20,000 – $60,000||150 bales of hay, 12-horse barn|
|40x60||2,400||$24,000 – $72,000||200 bales of hay, industrial workshop|
|40x80||3,200||$32,000 – $96,000||250 bales of hay, 20 horse barn, a 2-bedroom house|
|50x80||4,000||$40,000 – $120,000||12-car garage, 2 or 3-bedroom house|
|50x100||5,000||$50,000 – $150,000||3-bedroom house, 400 bales of hay|
|60x80||4,800||$48,000 – $144,000||Industrial machine shop or warehouse|
|60x90||5,400||$54,000 – $162,000||450 bales of hay, 4-bedroom house, 35-horse barn|
|60x100||6,000||$60,000 – $180,000||Commercial warehouse / horse riding arena|
*Kit prices do not include installation labor.
Pole barn price factors & features
Pole barn kits include all the materials you need to build the exterior structure. In comparison, custom post-frame construction has separate costs for roofing, siding, windows, and doors since the structure is not built using a prepackaged kit.
|Factor||Cost per square foot|
|Base kit materials & delivery||$10 – $30|
|Assembly and installation labor||$5 – $10|
|Total cost to install||$15 – $40|
Some factors that impact the cost of a pole barn include:
Size & features – Larger buildings and those with more windows, doors, and other features have higher costs.
Upgrades & additions
Vented overhangs cost $1,000 to $2,000.
A cupula costs $1,000 to $4,000 each to increase ventilation.
Wainscotting costs $10 to $37 per square foot for metal or stone veneer cladding.
Roofing – Roof installation costs $3 to $6 per square foot for an asphalt shingle roof, with other materials having higher installation costs.
Siding – Exterior siding installation costs $3 to $13 per square foot, on average, depending on the material.
Windows & doors
Window installation costs $400 to $1,000.
Exterior door installation costs $300 to $1,900.
Interior door installation costs $225 to $825.
Overhead rolling garage door installation costs $550 to $1,800.
Metal vs. wood post frame barn kit costs
Post-frame buildings use posts that are sunk and anchored deep in the ground without the need for a foundation. A metal post building is more expensive to build than a wooden one, but it lasts longer, requires less maintenance, and costs less to insure.
Pole barn kit assembly & site prep costs
Pole barn kit prices typically include delivery but not assembly or installation labor, which adds $5 to $10 per square foot to the cost to build a pole barn. Preparing the site for a pole barn may include:
Land clearing costs $1,200 to $3,700 depending on how heavily wooded the lot is.
Excavation costs $2.50 to $15.00 per cubic yard.
Land leveling or grading costs $0.40 to $2.00 per square foot.
Building permits cost $500 to $2,000, on average.
The cost to run power to a barn is $5 to $15 per linear foot for above ground lines or $10 to $25 per linear foot for underground lines.
Pole barn house kits prices
A pole barn house costs $120,000 to $300,000 for a finished, 2,400-square-foot, post-frame construction with wooden or steel posts spaced 8 to 12 feet apart and anchored in the ground.
A barndominium costs $150,000 to $315,000 for a finished, 2,000-square-foot, steel-frame building with thick columns spaced 12 to 20 feet apart and mounted to a concrete foundation.
Pole barn prices for finishing and upgrading
A simple pole barn does not require a poured foundation, flooring, or finished walls. Upgrading a pole barn to include a finished living space has added costs of $35 to $110 per square foot for a foundation, utilities, and a completed interior living space. Common finishing costs include:
A concrete slab foundation costs $5 to $10 per square foot, depending on the slab thickness and reinforcement needed.
Drywall installation costs $1.50 to $3.50 per square foot.
Pole barn spray foam insulation costs $1.00 to $4.50 per square foot of surface area.
Flooring installation costs $6 to $10 per square foot, depending on the materials used.
Painting costs $1 to $6 per square foot.
Electrical wiring costs $4 to $9 per square foot.
Installing plumbing pipes costs $4 to $6 per square foot.
Light fixture installation costs $70 to $300 per fixture for a recessed, track, wall, or ceiling light.
Exterior landscaping costs $4 to $12 per square foot or $3,000 to $16,000 for a complete landscaping installation.
Pole barn kit prices by brand & location
|Brand / manufacturer||Kit prices per square foot*||States served|
|FBi Buildings||$17 – $28||Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin|
|Hansen Pole Buildings||$11 – $15||Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Washington D.C., Washington State|
|PBS direct||$10 – $22||Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia|
|Barns of America||$10 – $24||Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina|
|APB Pole barns||$10 – $18||Nationwide delivery, Texas installations|
|Blackwater Truss Systems||$10 – $30||Nationwide delivery, DIY installation only|
*Not including assembly.
Pole barn kit FAQs
What’s included in a pole barn kit?
A pole barn kit contains everything you need to build the structure including:
Blueprints and detailed floorplans for assembly
Lumber or steel posts or columns
Metal roofing and siding
Fasteners like screws and nails
Any windows, walk-in doors, or overhead doors included with the package
What are the cheapest pole barn kits?
The cheapest pole barn kits are made with oriented strand board (OSB), but the engineered wood panels cannot be painted or stained leaving an unfinished look.
How long does it take to install a pole barn kit?
A pole barn kit takes afew days to 6 weeks to install, depending on the size of the kit, the amount of site prep required, and the interior finishes added.
Who installs pole barn kits?
Most pole barn companies offer professional installation services within their area. Some customers hire a general contractor and crew to manage the entire building project from site prep through installation.
Getting estimates from pole barn kit installers
When researching barn builders in your area, some important tips to keep in mind include:
Search for licensed, insured, and bonded builders.
Get 2 to 3 estimates or more to compare, each with similar materials.
Read the customer testimonials on their website and reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
Ask if you can visit a job site to see if their work in progress.
Select a pole barn builder that fits your budget and timeline.
Request a contract in writing with a timeline, payment schedule, and warranty details.
Avoid large upfront deposit, and don't pay in full before the word is complete. Instead, follow a payment schedule and only make the final payment when you are satisfied with the results.
Questions to ask
Here are some questions to ask when researching pole barn builders:
Is your company licensed, bonded, and insured?
How many pole barns have you sold and installed this year?
Do you have any completed pole barns near me I can visit?
Does your installation estimate also include site prep and cleanup?
Will you obtain the necessary building permits?
How long does it take to install the pole barn?
How much of a deposit do you require? What are your payment terms?
Do you offer financing or have a list of preferred lenders I can use?