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    Morton, Wick, Lester Buildings

    Anyone here own a Morton, Wick, or Lester Pole Barn? I am currently comparing the 3 brands for a summer build. My plans are a 30x40 with 12 foot porches on each side for a max foot print of 54x40. Total height cant exceed 24 Ft. Wall height max is 12 feet. If you are an owner, please tell what you like best about the building and what you don't like. 30x40 is the MAX enclosed I can have in my Twp.

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    I built a Morton building 5 years ago. This one is 30 x 54 WITH 9.5' side walls. The overhead door is 10' x 8' and the sliding end door opening is 12' wide and 10' high. The city would only allow a 15' high max building so I went with a vaulted rafter to get the extra clearance for my old 4020 with cab. This is the second Morton building I've put up. I like their warranty and once materials are delivered they erected the whole thing in 4.5 days. I do have some pictures of the building going up if you are interested in seeing them. Here's one of the finished building to start with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveb View Post
    AWK,
    I built a Morton building 5 years ago. This one is 30 x 54 WITH 9.5' side walls. The overhead door is 10' x 8' and the sliding end door opening is 12' wide and 10' high. The city would only allow a 15' high max building so I went with a vaulted rafter to get the extra clearance for my old 4020 with cab. This is the second Morton building I've put up. I like their warranty and once materials are delivered they erected the whole thing in 4.5 days. I do have some pictures of the building going up if you are interested in seeing them. Here's one of the finished building to start with.
    Nice, I could sure use one of those
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    I'm also interested in what folks have to say. We may be putting up some outbuildings in the next year or so, this is great timing!
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    I know this isn't one you are considering but, I love my Cleary building. It is 13 years old, 50 x 104 x 12, fully insulated with interior steel liner. And yes, I recommend them and would do it all over again if had to. Good luck on your build.
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    With 24' height max to work with I would want a gamble style roof for a loft or 2nd floor. When I built the PB at the house I was limited to a 10' wall and 15' height.

    Morton are well built and do not cut corners. It used to be (when I checked almost 20 years ago) you had to build their way or not at all. They had a strange 7.5' center to center for poles and roof pitch was 3/12 until you exceeded a certain width. Their steel was rolled by their factory and did not match other steels, so you could not easily match it. Maybe you can buy repair/replacement steel from them?
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    AWK, I've posted this before on GTT. Well worth a look.

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    So far, Wicks is showing me the best price with a good quality building. Morton is the overall best but.... They cam in at 67K without and Electric, Concrete, Site Prep.... Thank for shareing and keep them coming. Im still in the planning stage on open to Ideas.

    I need to be able to get a Motorhome inside. The Motorhome is 12' 5/8" tall. Sense I can only have a 12 foot wall my zoning guy showed me how I can get around that! Good thing he understands people have needs. I understand the last guy in that position did not! The Front Garage door will be 14 ft by 14ft so I can drive inside to work on it. It will be store under the overhang (One side will have a crushed stone base, this is where I will get my extra height from)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AWK View Post
    So far, Wicks is showing me the best price with a good quality building. Morton is the overall best but.... They cam in at 67K without and Electric, Concrete, Site Prep.... Thank for shareing and keep them coming. Im still in the planning stage on open to Ideas.

    I need to be able to get a Motorhome inside. The Motorhome is 12' 5/8" tall. Sense I can only have a 12 foot wall my zoning guy showed me how I can get around that! Good thing he understands people have needs. I understand the last guy in that position did not! The Front Garage door will be 14 ft by 14ft so I can drive inside to work on it. It will be store under the overhang (One side will have a crushed stone base, this is where I will get my extra height from)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    AWK, I've posted this before on GTT. Well worth a look.

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    Very interesting. I will ask each one of the builders if they will use this. Morton won't! They have all thier own product. I will have to weigh the cost. Statisical numbers show that I will never see the foundation fail... I am just to old. Plus my kids won't want the place, they will sell it! I may be better off in spending that money on some really cool lighting, and put some toward a 4 post hoist! (yes, I want a 4 poster)


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