Stretching across 85,000 square miles, Utah ranks as the thirteenth-largest state in the country. Proudly presenting the 7th U.S. state high point, Kings Peak, Utah, is also famous for the beautiful ‘Mighty Five’ National Parks.
The Desert State boasts urban cities like Salt Lake City, which ranks #30 in America’s best large cities and has a thriving business district. However, Utah also has a profitable agricultural industry. Did you know that over 3/4th of the state’s agricultural income comes from livestock?
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Those working in such industries need spacious and aerated storehouses to preserve crops and livestock. That’s why in Utah pole barns work for both residential and commercial purposes. Here are some practical reasons that will compel you to build pole barns for your storage purposes.
Highly Durable Construction
The sparsely populated Great Basin is quite arid and dominates the western parts of Utah. Whereas, the west edge of the Wasatch Range, which holds 85% of Utah’s population, receives heavy rainfall and snowfall.
To match such diverse topography and climatic conditions, Utah pole barn builders use quality materials and implement the right engineering processes. Such practices result in pole barns that last for 15-20 years, with adequate maintenance.
A Time-efficient Construction
Thanks to the perfect match of the state’s arid climate and Alfalfa, Utah produces some of the best hay in the country.
Once your grass harvest is complete, you need to store them immediately in low humidity and fireproof buildings at a well-drained site with sufficient ventilation.
Irrespective of your stock size, be it hay or any other inventory with storage time constraints, in Utah, pole barns can be built quickly.
Excellent Value for Money
Utah predominantly has a dry and semi-arid climate, with a considerable amount of snowfall and rainfall. Besides, places like Ogden have humid months, with the highest humidity of about 65% in January.
Pole barn builders here prefer wood or steel that suits Utah’s climatic conditions, which are cost-effective materials.
Also, it doesn’t take much time to construct a pole barn and requires only a small labor force, thus significantly reducing your expenses.
Pole Barns are Environmental-friendly
Traditionally, Utahns use high-quality wood for building pole barns, which is an excellent renewable resource.
Recent trends suggest that Utah farm owners requiring large spaces prefer steel over wood. Builders here use steel from recycled material, and the pole architecture, as such, requires less raw material. All these factors ensure there is minimal wastage, making pole barns environmental-friendly.
Opportunities for Customization
A pole barn with an elaborate floor plan does not necessarily suit every storage requirement.
For instance, you manage livestock storage in Utah, where nearly $600 million comes from meat sales, particularly beef and pork. It is best to have dedicated zones for animal stalls and inventory, with a longer and narrower pole barn design.
Possibilities for customization offers you the flexibility to choose from a plethora of designs, making pole barns more functional than what you perceive.
Utah beautifully balances countryside and urban lifestyle with about 20,000 enticing farms and metropolitan cities along the Wasatch Front, in the same ecosystem. Whether you work with agriculture-based or heavy machinery inventory in Utah, pole barns are the most cost-effective and practical solution to your storage issues.