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.

(Note: Trusses featured are only available as part of building packages. Pole Barns Direct does not sell trusses individually at this time.)

Designed with safety in mind!

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:

  • 25 = the roof live/snow load, or material that comes and goes from the roof. This is the standard load for central Ohio. You can contact your local building department to find out your live/snow load.
  • 5 = the roof dead load, or material that is there to stay. With a typical pole building, this is the wood purlins spaced 24” on center, single bubble vapor barrier and metal roofing. This number would only change if your municipality requires a heavier load.
  • 2 = the ceiling dead load or materials hanging from the trusses. A 2 is used for an open or unfinished ceiling.

Finishing your ceiling?

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.

Buyer Beware

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.

Custom Trusses Available

Looking for something besides a common 4/12 pitch roof for your post frame building?

Ask us about the custom truss options pictured below.

(Truss drawings below are sample only. Truss dimensions and other specifications for your actual building may vary.)

(Note: Custom trusses not available to all locations. Please contact us to check availability.)


Expert Guidance & Local Installation

A quality post frame structure from Pole Barns Direct is within reach! Our team of experts will guide you through the entire process, from your initial quote and getting your custom design just right, to completing the construction of your dream pole barn.

If you’re in our service area, our team will even install your pole barn to streamline the process and ensure a quality and durable final structure.

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Not Sure Where To Start?
Download our Building Decision Guide to help answer some of the initial questions you may have when beginning a pole building project.

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Sizing Options & Pricing Estimates

Whether you’re looking to put up a small building to store your vehicle or equipment, or you need a large barn for machinery or livestock housing, Pole Barns Direct offers agricultural, commercial, garage/storage, and equestrian custom structures at every size, designed with a variety of features to meet your specific needs.

Prices posted on this website are approximate base pricing and subject to change at any time. Some options are not available to all locations.

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Looking to Finance?

Special Financing May Be Available For Your Project.

Financing Options

Pole Barns Direct recommends these financing options:
  1. A local bank that you already have a relationship with.
  2. For rural and agricultural customers, Farm Credit Mid America has several options for financing on building projects. Use their branch locator to find the office closest to you.
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  3. Construction financing through Acorn Finance (below).

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