The pole barns are on the raise and for a good reason. The traditional wood and sheet rocks were great until when the barn type housing became more popular.Some of the reasons they are an effective alternate:
a) Cheaper: The cost alone should convince you take a look at barn houses made from steel are much better in cost cutting, up to 50%
b) Ground work: Traditional house require level ground and require a lot of grading work done before hand to lay the foundation and structure after that, the pole barn house do not have that problem.
c) Span: Wood & sheet rocks require a 16″-22″ braces to maintain structural integrity , where as a pole barn home can span upto 8ft without additional bracing and still provide adequate load bearing strength.
d) Looks: If you like the look and feel of a traditional home, it can be achieved as well and the interior can be done to your liking.
e) Termites: This is one of the best reasons for the pole barn homes is the termite resistance it offers.
f) Electrocution: This myth that is out there that pole barn homes are prone to electrocution is a false alarm, they are in fact the opposite of that and are a good source of ground!
g) Fire: In the event of fire, the pole barn homes are the safest and more chance that you and your loved ones can escape the hazard before the overwhelming smoke consumes in traditional homes.
h) Finally, when it comes to cell phone signal, the pole barn homes have a bad reputation for having bad cell phone signal. That is because the high frequency cell phone signal has no power to penetrate a metal building. However if that signal is brought into the home via cable and then distributed inside the building using a broadcast antenna, that signal has no chance of getting out of the building as it bounces back and forth inside the building making it a Faraday’s cage