FBi Buildings spring pole barn repairs

As the winter chill gradually fades away and the warmer temperatures of spring emerge, it’s time for property owners to focus their attention on their post-frame buildings. The changing seasons bring with them the need to thoroughly inspect your pole barn for any damages that may have occurred during the winter months.

Here are the five most common post-frame building repairs you should be aware of this spring:

1. Broken Pole Barn Gutters: Accumulated ice and heavy snowfall eventually melt, sliding off the metal roof onto the gutters. This extra weight can detach the gutter from its fasteners and the post-frame building. Water cannot flow properly to the downspouts if your pole barn gutters are damaged. Unfortunately, the water will find a new place to go – causing rotted columns, fascia boards, door headers, and trusses.

2. Metal Roof Leaks: Metal roofs are durable and long-lasting but they’re not immune to damage. Over time, metal roofing panels can develop leaks from corrosion, loose fasteners, and strong winds. This time of the year is ideal for examining your metal roof and pole barn interior for water stains.

3. Punctured Pole Barn Steel: Post-frame buildings are often subject to debris and snowplows during winter. These impacts cause dents or punctures in the roofing panels and steel siding. Repairing holes or indentations will prevent moisture infiltration.

4. Sliding Door Adjustments: Frigid temperatures can cause your pole barn sliding doors to freeze shut. Most sliding door tracks are on the ground, subject to ice and snow buildup. They can be hard to move, causing hardware damage and misalignment if you force them open.

5. Broken or Sagging Trusses: Trusses are essential to the structural integrity of your post-frame building, providing support to the metal roof and transferring loads to the walls. Heavy snowfall and strong winds can put stress on trusses, leading to breakage or sagging and possible collapse.

You can track your progress with our FREE spring inspection checklist!

As a trusted post-frame builder, we understand the importance of proactive maintenance and timely pole barn repairs. Our dedicated team of experts has the knowledge, resources, and workforce to extend any post-frame building’s useful life or reconfigure it for a new purpose. It does not matter who built the original structure!

About FBi Buildings

FBi Buildings is a Midwest post-frame construction company building pole barns in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Founded in 1958, FBi Buildings has constructed 20,000+ farm shops, commercial businesses, residential buildings, and horse barns.


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