People who are in the agricultural business and who raise cattle or horses in their day to day lives will know how important a good living environment is for the well-being of their animals. Barns are popular among farmers because, not only do they provide habitable spaces for their livestock, these structures can also provide supplementary storage spaces. Having extra storage within a barn comes in handy to store the feeds of the livestock, crop and produce, hay, light and heavy farming equipment, etc.
Traditionally, barns were made of timber. Timber was easily available for the construction. It was light and you could span greater distance with timber than with other building materials. Additionally, there were no practical alternatives to wooden pole barn which would eliminate all the faults of the wooden barn while retaining its advantages.
However, the advent of steel buildings in the construction industry has meant people now have a better substitute for those timber barns. Our steel barns offer all the advantages of wood, affordability, lightness as well as aesthetics, and more. What wooden barns fail to provide, durability, a flexibility of design, fire-resistance and low-maintenance, is what these steel barns take care of. Our steel barns are far superior to the traditional barns in providing the necessary protection required to shelter your animals and your belongings. Steel barns are also structurally strong enough to withstand the sustained abuse that livestock put on these structures without showing signs of wear and tear.
Buying Metal Barn
Metal barn structure used to housing horses, livestock or storage for farm crops and hay. Wood was preferred earlier to construct barns due to their various properties like,
No Foundation With wooden barns, you can save you the cost of foundation/building foundation wooden barns can easily get installed on any surface.
Site Adaptability Wooden barns easily adapt the site, you don’t need flat surface it can be installed at a non-prime location as well.
But due to various disadvantages of wooden pole barns makes it a secondary option
Fire Wood barns are prompt to catch fire, which is a threat to all our horses and livestock.
Pole Displacement Pole barns often face pole displacement issues & thus need of regular maintenance, which eventually increases the overall maintenance cost.
Insects Attack Insects can attack wood easily, the threat of termites, bacteria, and fungus is very common with wooden pole barns.
Swell Wood reacts with the weather conditions, it gets swelled in rain and winter easily due to dew, moisture.
Shrink While it gets swell it again get shrink in summers, due to swell and shrink nature of wood these barns lose their strength with years
Where metal barns are a great alternative option because
Metal Don’t Catch Fire
Metal Don’t Features Pole
Metal Don’t Get Attacked by Insects
Metal Don’t Swell and Shrink
Metal Barn Prices and Maintenance
Metal barn prices are comparatively lower than a wooden barn, needs less care, maintenance, and upkeep, and are proven to last longer than wooden barns. Nowadays, metal is the most preferred building material because of its durability, cost-efficiency, and longevity. It also can withstand extreme weather condition such as snow, heavy rainfall and strong winds. Even regarding the aesthetics metal barns are easily customized as per your preferences.
Initially, we never know how much area do we need after a few months or years, with expansion space requirements change with a metal barn expansion will never be a big deal. Metal barns is expandable as per the future requirements, metal barn installation is faster, metal barn expansion is cost efficient and at minimal cost as compared to wooden pole barns.
Creative Uses of Metal Barn
Even though protection of livestock and agricultural produce are the primary functions for which barns are used, the versatility of steel barns and the flexibility in design these structures provide make them ideal for various other uses. Every aspect of the metal barn is completely customizable so that you can design a metal barn that is best- suited for your exact needs. You can use the metal barns for everything from offices to workshops to garages. Some people have gone so far as to convert their barns into completely livable spaces often called barndominiums. With metal barns, partitioning and using various portions of barns for completely different purposes is pretty simple. Need an office with your metal barn? Just enclose the Lean-tos and convert it into comfortable home office or even a workshop.
The metal barns that we have on sale will provide your animals and belongings an all-around protection from the elements as well as human threats. However, you do not have to limit the use of our metal barns to just agricultural purposes. You can be very creative with your imagination when it comes to the application of these steel barns. Whatever the use or whatever your requirements, we have a metal barn that is perfect for you.
Metal Barns Types by Carport1
Based on features and build quality there are three types of metal barns we offer i.e.
Regular Horse Metal Barns:
A Regular barn or horse barns are traditional or basic barn structures built in galvanized steel these barns ideal for those who are looking for a less expensive but robust metal pole barn in their property. These barns feature horizontal style of roofs.
Carolina Metal Barns:
Carolina barns features A frame roof styles which makes them differ from regular horse barns, A frame not just gives these barns tremendous strength but also reduce all your cleaning efforts with vertical roofs.
Seneca Metal Barns:
These barns are not center raised, but just like Carolina metal barns they feature A frame roofs.
Metal Barn Specifications
When people look to purchase a metal barn from us, everyone comes with unique requirements in mind and different things he or she wants out of the steel barn. While presenting a standard design to all of our customers is an easier option for us, we know it does nothing to address the needs of the customer. We believe that our customers should not have to compromise their convenience when they are investing their hard earned money on our products. That is why, at Carport1, we offer metal barns that are fully customizable and when we say customizable, we mean you can modify each and every aspect of the metal barns as per your needs, everything from dimension to the color to additional features.
Metal Barn Sizes
We have hundreds of options for a metal barn readily available in our stock supply. You can adjust the dimensions of these metal barns, including the size of the lean-to so that your metal barn is neither too big nor too small for your requirements. You can even order a metal barn with your own custom dimensions.
Metal Barn Material Thickness (Gauge)
The steel framing of our metal barns are made with 14-gauge galvanized steel tubing and the metal panels are made with 29- gauge galvanized steel sheets. This type of framing is structurally strong enough to resist immense loading pressures and can handle most of the weather conditions. However, if you live in an area where extreme weather is frequent or if you just want extra safety for your metal structure then you can add structural strength to the metal barn by upgrading the framing with 12-gauge steel tubes.
Metal Barn Roof Styles
When it comes to the roof styles, meal barns have more options than any of our other products. The Horse barn comes with the regular roof style which means the central aisle, as well as the lean-to, has curved roof-line. The roofs of our Carolina barns are A-framed structure and are offered with horizontal as well as vertical roofing panels. Seneca barns also have A-framed roofs and the option of vertical and horizontal panels but, unlike Carolina barns, these barns have a continuous roof-line and the drop-off from the central aisle to the lean-to is not visible from the exterior.
Metal Barn Color Choices
While the traditional red color for a barn is not a bad look at all, the aesthetics of your metal barn should not be limited to a single color. Hence, we offer you a selection of 15 colors from which you can choose a color combination of your own. You can pick the color for the roof panels, the side and end panels as well as the trims to get a style that complements the look of your property.
Additional Features for Metal Barn
When it comes to our metal barns, we offer additional features like gables, side panels, and end panels so that our customers get to decide the amount of coverage for their metal barn. For enclosed metal barns, we also offer options for the openings including roll-up garage doors, walk-in doors, and windows.
Answering Your Queries
Metal Barns : What to Know Before Placing an Order?
1. What are your metal barn sizes?
2. What is the main difference between a 14- gauge steel tube framing and 12- gauge steel tube framing?
3. What roof style options are available with a metal barn?
4. Do I have the option to pick the color combination of the metal barn?
5. What extra features can I add to customize my metal barn?
6. Can I choose the dimensions of the openings for the metal barn?
7. Should I buy a certified or a non-certified metal barn?
Order Your Metal Barn
I have found the ideal metal barn for me. How do I place an order now?
Ordering a metal barn from Carport1 is pretty simple and easy. If you have found the metal barn of your choice and customized it to your exact requirements, then you can proceed to actually purchase it. To start your order, you will have to make certain amounts of down payment which depend on the price of your metal barn. If your metal barn costs less than $1500, the down payment is just 10% of the total cost. It is 12% of the total cost if the structure costs $1500 – $4000. Anything more than $4000 and you will have to pay 15% of the total cost.
Making a payment through VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and PayPal will start your order earlier than payment through checks. This is because checks need 5-10 business days to be cleared. Only after that does the order start. You can also send in your purchased orders to us for approval.
Installation of the Metal Barn
What are the things I need to prepare for my metal barn before the construction starts?
After you have placed an order and before the installation crew arrives for the construction, the only thing you will need to do is prepare your site. Installation of the metal barn will require a level piece of land. The crew will not be able to install the barn on a site that has a level difference of more than 3”. Unlevelled land causes the structure to be unstable as a result of which the barn may lean-to one side. Enclosed structures built on the unlevelled ground will develop cracks and leaks and you might have difficulty opening and closing the doors and windows. It is better to level the ground, clear off any obstruction or debris before the arrival of the parts so that the construction crew can start their work as early as possible.
Over the years, we have worked continuously to improve the quality of our products as well as our services. When a customer buys a product from Carport1, we want to make sure that the customer has a great experience in every step of the process, from selecting the product to using and maintaining it. We have a team of customer care representatives at your service to answer any queries that you might have or to give you general guidance on finding the right product. You can also contact anyone from the team if you have any suggestions or recommendations for us.
Our online service has been a major tool in helping us reach out to our customers. We have tried to make it informative and interactive so that our customers can make be well-informed about the products before making a purchase. Features like the component visualizer and the color planner will help our customers to get a better picture of what the product will look like before they actually spend their money on it.
Hear from Our Customers
I was very satisfied with the customer service. The ordering process was pretty simple and the crew did a fantastic job.
Quality product at an affordable price. The sales people were super helpful. The team was efficient. Got my carport installed in no time. I would recommend Carport1 to anyone who is thinking of buying a carport.James C. Reyes
We LOVE the cover. Carport1 really made this an easy experience on us. We did have one small hiccup that was immediately remedied. The installers we’re nice, and professional. We’re happy with the outcome, and will definitely recommend you to our friends.Gerald Haden – Canyon Lake, TX
The building turned out BETTER than I could imagine. The entire process was great, start to finish. Brandon really made the entire process simple. Between pulling the permit, getting us scheduled, and the installers arriving with the building to install, we could not ask for better customer service! The installers were the best you could ask for, very professional and super nice. Folks in our congregation have asked, “Who did the picnic shelter for us?”, so I’ve been recommending you guys to anyone that will listen. Thank you again for all you did!Herbert Lutz from Chester, SC
Thank you again for helping us with our RV Cover needs. After a terrible experience with our local dealer for another company, you completely made up for all the trouble we’d gone through. Even when our local permitting office imposed requirements that most other carport manufacturers could not accommodate, and our site being out of level that would require modifications be made to the structure, and even needing to expedite the delivery, Carport1 was the ONLY Company that could, or would meet our requirements; even exceeding them. Thanks again for everything you did to made this a reality for my wife, and I. We’ve received several compliments on our RV cover, and have recommended you all to anyone that asks. If I ever need anything in the future, we WILL be doing business again!Dennis Franks from Franks Towing & Repair
The entire process went great from ordering to installation. I will no doubt spread the word on what a great company you guys have and of course if I ever need another carport I’ll give you a call. Thanks for all your help!Bryan Smith – Irving, TX