The roof trusses are a critical component in any structure. At Pole Barns Direct, we don’t cut corners, period. We have our own truss plant with a team of expert designers and truss builders on location. Our in-house truss design and manufacturing means no middle-man telling us what we need, which equals higher quality and better pricing for you.
Our standard pole barn trusses use an agricultural loading of 25-5-2. These numbers refer to pounds per square foot (PSF), and could change depending on where you live.
A quick explanation of what the numbers mean:
If you plan to finish the ceiling of your pole building with metal or gypsum board and pole barn insulation, be sure to let us know so we can design a heavier load on the bottom chord of the truss. For a metal ceiling with pole barn insulation we recommend a 5 psf load. For gypsum board and pole barn insulation we recommend a 10 psf load. These are fairly standard loading numbers, but we always recommend that you check with your building department to find out their requirements.
Our pole barn trusses are engineered to be placed 4’ on center. Beware of kits that space their pole barn trusses more than 4’ on center. These pole barn trusses are much harder to set in place, and the greater spacing can displace the load, causing the trusses to fail. One sign of a cheaply made pole barn is trusses that are spaced over 4’ on center.
Looking for something besides a common 4/12 pitch roof for your post frame building?
Ask us about the custom truss options pictured below.
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