Customizing post frame building to suit different needs and purposes offers a world of possibilities, especially for Wisconsin residents. With their versatility, post frame can be transformed into personalized spaces tailored to specific requirements that range from recreational storage to agriculture and business projects. In this article, we will explore the importance of customization and delve into various design considerations that allow you to create a unique and functional building.

You can use this knowledge to then design your own post frame project with our 3D post frame builder!

Assessing Your Wisconsin Post Frame Needs

Before embarking on the customization journey, it is crucial for our Wisconsin based customers to assess their specific needs and envision how they will utilize the space. Whether it’s for storage, workshops, livestock housing, or recreational activities, understanding your requirements will guide the customization process and help you achieve optimal results.

Design Considerations


Choosing the right size for your Wisconsin post frame building is essential. Consider the available space and your intended use, allowing you to create a space that perfectly fits your requirements. Everlast Structures offers a user-friendly 3D builder tool, enabling you to visualize and adjust the dimensions, ensuring your building is tailored to your specific needs.


The color scheme of your Wisconsin post frame building plays a significant role in its overall aesthetics and integration with the surroundings. Explore a range of color options available through Everlast Structures’ 3D design tool, enabling you to experiment and find the perfect palette that reflects your style and complements the environment.

Wainscot Paneling:

Enhancing the durability and visual appeal of your post frame building is made possible with the addition of wainscot paneling. Our post frame 3D builder tool allows you to envision the impact of incorporating wainscot paneling, empowering you to make informed decisions about this design element.

Roofing Options:

The roof style of your post frame building not only impacts its functionality but also contributes to its overall appearance. Explore different roofing options such as gable, gambrel, or monitor style roofs, all of which can be visualized using the post frame 3D builder tool. This enables you to find the ideal roof style that enhances both functionality and aesthetics.

Porch Options:

Incorporating a porch into your post frame design can add versatility and create an inviting outdoor space. Everlast Structures’ 3D builder tool offers customizable porch options, enabling you to see how different designs enhance the functionality and aesthetics of your post frame building.

Window and Door Options:

Proper ventilation, natural light, and easy access are crucial factors to consider when selecting windows and doors for your Wisconsin post frame building. Our post frame 3D builder tool provides a wide range of window and door options, allowing you to explore different configurations and find the perfect combination that suits your needs.

Interior Layout:

The interior of your pole barn deserves equal attention. Customizing the layout to optimize space utilization can greatly enhance its functionality. 

Structural Modifications for your Wisconsin Pole Barn

In addition to design considerations, structural modifications can further enhance the functionality of your post frame building:

Integration of Lean-tos or Overhangs:

Incorporating lean-tos or overhangs provides additional covered storage or workspace, expanding the versatility of your post frame building. 

Mezzanines or Loft Areas:

If you require additional storage or workspace, consider adding mezzanines or loft areas. These elevated platforms maximize vertical space utilization and offer a versatile solution to expand the capacity of your post frame building.

Partitions or Dividers:

Installing partitions or dividers within your post frame building allows you to create separate areas.

Interior Customization:

The interior of your post frame building offers additional opportunities for customization, ensuring optimal functionality and comfort. Consider the following options:

  • Wall and Ceiling Finishing:
    • Choose the level of finishing that best suits your needs and preferences. Options include drywall, which provides a polished and versatile surface, or steel  for added durability and a modern aesthetic. For extremely durable surfaces, we offer ¾ inch plywood or LP smart panels. The choice of finishing can greatly impact the overall look and feel of your post frame interior.
  • Insulation:
    • Proper insulation is crucial for temperature control, energy efficiency, and maintaining a comfortable environment inside your post frame building. Consider options such as spray foam insulation or fiberglass insulation to optimize energy efficiency and create a climate-controlled space.

Remember, Everlast Structures’ team is available to guide you through these interior customization options, helping you make informed decisions that align with your vision and requirements.

Budgeting and Planning

While customizing your pole barn, it’s important to budget and plan effectively. 

There are zoning requirements in Wisconsin that dictate what type of pole building you can or cannot build. We suggest downloading our zoning worksheet from our website.

Take into account the costs associated with the desired design options, structural modifications, and interior customizations. Consider both the materials and labor expenses, as well as any professional services required. This will help you establish a realistic budget and prevent any financial surprises during the project.

Additionally, planning the timeline for your customization project is crucial. Set clear milestones, including a start date and completion date, to keep the project on track and ensure a smooth progression.

Consulting with a post frame building contractor such as Everlast Structures during the budgeting and planning phase can provide valuable insights and assistance. Our expertise will help you make informed decisions, optimize your budget, and ensure a successful customization project.


Customizing your post frame building allows you to transform it into a functional and personalized space that meets your specific needs. By carefully considering the design options, such as dimensions, colors, wainscot paneling, roofing styles, porch designs, window and door selections, interior finishing, and insulation, you can create a post frame building that reflects your style and enhances its functionality.

Utilizing Everlast Structures’ 3D builder tool, you can visualize and experiment with various customization options, enabling you to make informed decisions about your post frame design.  Our team of experts can provide guidance throughout the process, ensuring that your customization choices align with your vision and requirements.

By budgeting effectively, planning diligently, and seeking our professional guidance, you can successfully customize your post frame building and create a space that not only serves its intended purpose, but also brings your vision to life.

Embrace the opportunity to personalize your post frame building, and let Everlast Structures be your partner in the journey to create a customized post frame building that meets your unique needs and exceeds your expectations.

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