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April 30, 2017

Ways to Protect Your Pole Barn Posts From Rot

The nominally-added expense for rot protected posts from The Pole Barn Company is your smartest choice for upgrades because ours are the highest quality and time tested for the life of your pole barn.

In addition to buying the upgraded rot protection for your posts, The Pole Barn Company suggests that there are some other simple things you can do to protect your pole barn posts from rot. They are:

Prime all sides of your posts in your pole barn kit with an oil-based primer before installing. You may also want to add a few coats more if you live in a rainy climate. The more protection the better and longer lasting.

Make sure you have good drainage at the posts in your pole barn. Any place that holds water will eventually rot the posts and other parts of your pole barn!

Look for trouble spots in your pole barn posts--cracks or holes—seal these openings using a high-quality exterior wood sealant.

Allow that wet posts will be able to completely dry. That means allow for good airflow and don’t clog up the posts in your pole barn with cement, growing vegetation or other obstacles. Keep all shrubbery at least 3 feet away from your pole barn posts. And, don’t lean anything against your posts like ladders, tools or old plywood.

Finally, pay extra attention where you posts in your pole barn meet other materials. Typical trouble spots inclue trim, butt joints, deck support posts, stairs, fascia on gutters, etc.

Wood will get wet if it is outside, but the best way to prevent it from rotting is to provide a way for it to dry out. If you order the post rot protection upgrade with your pole barn and follow these simple steps, you are going to save a lot of time and money in the long run. Our time tested, high quality rot protection upgrades are second to none with the purchase of a pole barn from The Pole Barn Company. It’s part of our commitment to the best quality you can find.



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