Options and Color charts

So many of the options you have to choose from during the design phase of your Graber Pole Building are free and included with guaranteed to the penny quote we give you. To make this selection process easier for you, Graber veterans suggest you follow the information below:

Start off with some Basic Decisions:

Select a Size

Assess how much space you'll need. If you haven't already done so, check out the wealth of information we gave you in our "How Big Should It Be" section.

The Three Most Common Sizes...
Small Medium Large
Garages 24 x 24 30 x 40 40 x 60
Horse Barns 24 x 36 36 x 48 36 x 72
Arenas 60 x 100 72 x 150 90 x 250
Ag Buildings 24 x 32 40 x 60 50 x 100
Commercial Buildings 30 x 40 60 x 100 90 x 300

We offer these sizes just to give you a frame of reference. But after you give us a call, we can give more specific recommendations about what size will work best for you!

"But don't worry if you miss something - that's part of the service we provide in the free design work we give our customers."

Select a Layout


garage layout

Maybe you want just a basic space for your vehicles, or you want to include some space for a workshop or even a second story.

garage layout 2

"I usually suggest to customers to come up with two layouts. One is a bare bones layout, and the second would be dream layout. This way, we can usually come up with something that still is in their budget, but gives them the extras they didn't think they could afford," advises Ira from Graber

Horse Barns

Horse Barn Layout

How many horses do you have? Do you plan on adding a few more in the next 10 years? If you believe you'll add a few horses or even open your barn for boarders, it's much cheaper to add the extra space at the time of original construction, rather than paying to add on later.

Horse Barn Layout 2


Arena Layout

Will you want just the riding arena? Or maybe - like some past Graber Customers - include some offices and separate tack rooms.

Arena Layout 2

Ag Buildings and Larger Commercial Buildings

Ag Buildings

Are you looking for a simple design that will serve just one function, or like the story of our famer from New York, will you need it do many different jobs?

Select a Roof Type

Thinking about upgrading to a Standing Seam Roof?

A standing seam metal roof can be fabricated on the jobsite in a few days--and last for the life of the home. Metal roofing's attributes are impressive. Durable and long-lasting, a metal roof requires little maintenance, can be retrofitted over many existing roofing materials, is available in a wide range of colors and styles, and is fire resistant. Standing seam metal roofs, popular in areas diverse as the hot and humid South and frigid New England, have shed their industrial roots to become an architectural statement. A standing seam roof is constructed of many interlocking panels that run vertically from the roof's ridge (the top of the roof) to the eave. The interlocking seam where two panels join together is raised above the roof's flat surface, allowing water to run off without seeping between panels. Team Graber adds, "Ours is a 'Snap-Lock' system that is a 'clipless' design, and does not require a mechanical seamier." Standing seam roofs come in many shapes and sizes. In some instances, the vertical panels are cut to length at a factory and delivered to the job site. Other types are shaped and cut right on the job site using portable equipment. Other options include standing seam "shingles" that arrive prepackaged (typically in three- to five-foot lengths) and are installed in a staggered pattern for visual effect.

The best way to describe your choices is to narrow it down to these 3:

A Metal Roof with Standing Seam and the screws concealed

Metal Roof

A beautiful option in 22 color choices with 40 year warranties.

A 'G-Rib' Metal Roof

G-Rib Roof

"This is the roof most people picture when they think of a pole barn roof. Advances in the materials used have allowed this roof system to be a real 40 year warranty roof system. Every component, from the screws, to the Galvalume metal, to the Cerama Star 1050 paint are engineered to provide a durable, attractive, yet inexpensive roof.

A Roof With Shingles

Roof with Shingles

Show here are Decra Metal Shingles offering a conventional-traditional look while providing all the advantages of a Metal Roof. Several colors are available in asphalt style, villa tile, or slate. Decra's warranty is up to 50 years.

Insiders Tip: Why to Go with a Metal Roof:

  • Virtually maintenance-free over the life of the roof
  • Installs over existing roof, saving time and money
  • Engineered for strength
  • Won't rot, crack, split, break, curl, burn, or blow off
  • No termites, pests, mold, or mildew
  • Resists dirt and environmental aging
  • Lightweight - less than 1/3 the weight of asphalt shingles
  • Energy Efficient Significantly longer life expectancy
  • Significantly longer life expectancy
  • Possible home insurance discounts
  • Can increase the value of your home
  • Least expensive roofing system over the life of the roof

Now for Some Smart Options to Customize Your Building:

Because the selection process can be overwhelming, we normally advise you start from the top of the building and work your way down. This way, you will cover all the different parts of your project," says customer service.

2nd Floor Added Space

To get even more out of your new structure, give some thought to a second level that you can use for extra storage, an office, even living space.

Select a Roof Style
Standard Pitch
Standard 4/12 Pitch
Dual Slope
Dual Slope "Carriage House"
Loft 6/12
Loft 6/12 Pitch
Low Pitch Truss
Low Pitch Truss

Designer Tip:

The Gambrel style roof gives you more storage. It's basically an Attic truss, with the roofline changed to allow even more storage upstairs. This does add some cost, so let us help you decide which roof style meets your needs best.

Gutter Selection

  • We offer a Seamless Aluminum Gutter System for our buildings. It's usually the 5" K-style gutter, although if you want a half-round or copper gutter, we can get those for you as well.

Select an Insulation Type

The Choices for insulating one of our pole buildings:

  1. Double Bubble Insulation - Class 1/Class A Fire Rating/94% Reflectivity (least expensive)
  2. R-19 Fiberglass Batt Insulation
  3. R-19 'Poly Skrim' Faced Insulation
  4. Blown Cellulose (needs ceiling liner) R-30-40 (most expensive)

Select a Material for Your Side Walls

Wainscoting lets you add some distinguishing character to the lower part of your walls Graber Pole Buildings can come in a different color choice of the metal- see the color choices below

Metal Wainscoting

Metal wainscoting

Brick Wainscoting

Brick wainscoting

Tongue & Groove Wainscoting

Tongue & Groove Wood Siding

Board & Batten Wood Siding

Board & Batten Wood Siding

Cedar Siding

Cedar Siding

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl Siding

Color Chart

Shiny Black




Bright White






Burnished Slate



Dark Red

Crimson Red


Gallery Blue



Hartford Green



Metal Panel Information


Job lot quantities can be shipped directly from our factory to you. Each shipment, 1 sheet to 100, is paper wrapped in banded bundles for protection in transit and at the job site. Company owned and operated trucks deliver each shipment to insure on time deliveries. Our custom cut lengths, to-the-inch up to 35 feet, reduce or eliminate end laps. You get a tighter, stronger, more attractive building.


Constructed of 29-gauge high-tensile steel (to ASTM A792 Grade E, 80,000 minimum yield - 82,000 minimum tensile specifications), our ribbed panels are easy to install, sturdy, and weather-tight. Resistance to dents, plus minimal expansion/contraction properties make this steel panel an excellent investment providing lasting protection and greater durability that will enhance all types of structural designs.



First, each panel is coated with Galvalume, a patented aluminum-zinc alloy coating for extra protection. Panels are then bonderized and an OPTIMA Primer is applied. The primer supplies flexibility and provides an excellent base for the final coat CERAM-A-STAR, a ceramic pigmented silicone polyester, supplies strength, hardness, and durability against the effects of sun, wind, rain, heat, and cold. It is extremely resistant to mildew. No blistering, peeling, or flaking either!


"G-Rib" 29 Gauge View Section Properties and Allowable Uniform Loads

G-Rib 29 Gauge

"R-Rib" 26 Gauge View Section Properties and Allowable Uniform Loads

R-Rib 26 Gauge

Standing Seams View Section Properties and Allowable Uniform Loads

Standing Seam