Basic package and kit info:
Lumber we use.
Standard post are 6x6 posts. All packages and kits we list on E-Bay work with 6x6 pressure treated posts unless stated otherwise.
Header standard size is 2x10.
Purlins will be 2x4 yellow pine. The length and quantity will vary based on length and width of barn. The staggered layout of purlin is unique for every barn.
2x6 knee braces will be used if you are attaching headers to the posts. Lumber for knee braces will not be included if you are using the notching method to install headers.
2x4 yellow pine will be included for truss bracing like rat runs and X braces.
Standard wood trusses will be built with a 3/12 pitch for the roof. A custom pitch can be designed. Please be aware that on barns over 30' wide, a steep pitch of 6/12 or 7/12 may require the truss to be capped to ease shipping.
The trusses for our standard packages and kits are placed 3' on center. This span can be decrease to 2' on center if higher roof loads are needed. This will add additional trusses to the order and will be included as an optional upgrade as more hardware will be required along with the extra trusses.
Through bolts, nuts and washers will be supplied to attach headers to posts.
High wind straps included to attach the truss to the header.
Plenty of nails will be included for framing the pole barn. Your choice of loose nails or strap nails for pneumatic nailers.
1 1/2" nails to secure high wind straps to headers are offered loose or in rack form for pneumatic nailers.
29 gauge, silver galvalume metal sheeting will be used to cover the roof. Silver is the standard color for all packages. Color options are free upgrades.
Prior to purchasing your kit we can provide a color chart for you.
Silver galvalume ridge cap with plenty of 1 1/2" roof screws are included.
Facia, drip edge or other enclosure material NOT included in the base package or kit unless the listing states it is included. These peices will be offered as an upgrade.
Options and upgrades.
Purchasing upgrades.1.) Please decide upon a width and length of your building. Length must be in increments of 8, 10, or 12 feet. 2.) Decide upon which upgrades you will need for your building. 3.) Contact us through ebay with the base kit you are interested in.
In this message please include this info with inquiries so we can provide you with an accurate estimate:
- State, County, Zipcode
- Width, Length and Eve Height of the garage or carport kit.
- Any other options or upgrades
Facia and Trim
Facia and trim materials are availabe. Any metal trim, drip edge would match the coloring of the roof unless a different color is requested. Any wood supplied for facia will be shipped uncolored.
Eve Height Adjustments
Eve heights for our garage kits and packages are standard at 10'. All E-Bay listings will have a 10' eve unless otherwise specified. Any height over 10' will require an upgrade from 6x6 posts to 8x8 posts. The 8x8 posts can be used to acheive an eve height up to 14'.
Extreme Wind Upgrades
Engineering a pole barn would require adjustments to our base kit. We are able to offer Florida engineering only. If you live out of state you would need to find an engineer for your county/state. We cannot give a price until we see the plans that the engineer drafts. Engineering for extreme weather will affect nearly every part of the pole barn and can raise the base price by 20%-60% or more depending on a multitude of variables.
Extreme Snow Load Upgrades
As Florida does not concern itself with snow load, you would be required to find an engineer local to you to draft your plans. Again, as with the high wind load, we cannot provide a price until we see the plans that are drafted. For heavy snow loads you can expect 8x8 posts @ 8'OC, 2'OC (or less) truss placement, upgraded width of headers, reduction in span of purlin, increased hardware thickness and quantity of hardware. The roof will likely be covered in 3/4" plywood. Extreme snow load pole barns may increae 30%-70% of the pole barns base price depending primarily on your area and the engineer drafting the plans.
Package vs. Kit
A "Garage Package" indicates that we will provide all lumber, hardware and any other optional upgrade materials "as is". These peices will need to be cut and marked as we only gather the materials you require.
A "Garage Kit" indicates that we will provide all the lumber, hardware and any other optional upgrade materials cut and marked. There will be lumber that still needs cut and marked throughout the construction process that we can in no way cut and mark prior to assembly. Materials that will be cut and marked would be purlin, headers, knee braces(if applicable), as well as any other material requested through upgrades. Again, we cannot cut and mark all peices. There are somethings that cannot be completed until you are in the construction process (i.e trimming of posts, marking and drilling through bolt holes, etc).
All pole barns we list on E-bay are packages unless otherwise stated. You can purchase the "Kit" form as an upgrade.
Shipping will be unique to each barn and the distance from our shop. Local deliveries can be handled by us for smaller pole barns. For larger Pole Barns, 2 full dedicated 48' flatbeds may be required to ship the pole barn. Pick up is available if you have your own trailer or would like to set up shipping through your own source.