Metal Carolina barns are popular among farmers because of their classic barn looks as well as their affordability. No longer will you have to worry about your metal barn hurting the style of your property. The A-framed roof structure not only adds to the style of the metal barn building but it also increases the structural strength of the Carolina barn.
With Carport1, you can enjoy the added benefit of being able to design your metal Carolina barns yourself. All of our metal barns come with customization options. We let you modify the barn’s features so as to ensure that the metal barn fulfills your needs to the maximum.
You can customize almost all features of the metal barn buildings, from its dimensions to the color combination. Our steel barns are incredibly flexible and versatile. Whether you require metal barns to shelter their horses, cattle, farm equipment, etc. or to convert them to living spaces, we have got the metal Carolina barn for your need.
Regular Metal Horse Barns vs Metal Carolina Barns
What is the difference between a regular horse barn and a Carolina barn? The main distinction between the two comes from their roof styles. Regular metal horse barns come with a curve-edged roof. However, the metal Carolina barns are available with an A-framed roof. This difference in the roofs of these metal barn buildings makes the difference in terms of performance and affordability.
Aesthetics of the Metal Barn Buildings
The A-framed roof structure of metal Carolina barn outdoes the regular roof style of a horse barn in terms of curb appeal. This is because Carolina barns can blend in perfectly with the architecture of a traditional American house. On the other hand, horse barns tend to stand out from their surrounding buildings.
Affordability of the Metal Barn Buildings
What regular horse barns lack in terms of style, they more than makeup for with their affordability. Horse barns are very cheap. In fact, they are some of our most affordable metal barn building options.
The strength of the Metal Barn Buildings
The welded transition found in metal Carolina barns, between the legs and bows, is structurally stronger than the bent transition of the legs in regular metal horse barns. Also, the addition of extra elements like the side-eave trims, etc. in case of Carolina barns further increase its strength.
Features and Specifications of Metal Carolina Barns
We have a great number of metal Carolina barns, which form a part of our inventory. Some of these steel barns have standard specifications and features. These standard models are what we have readily available in our stock supply.
But we do not limit your choices to just the standard models. You can modify any of the features of these barn buildings to fit your requirements. If you still do not find the metal Carolina barn that you were looking for, then you can even place a custom order. Whatever your specifications are, you can be sure that we can install the ideal metal Carolina barn for your farming needs.
Metal Carolina Barns Sizes
Length of Steel Barns
The length of our standard metal Carolina barns starts at the least of 21’. After that, the length of these metal barn buildings increases in increments of 5’ so that barns are available in length of 21’, 26’, 31’, and so on.
The width of Steel Barns
How wide the metal barn depends on the width of the central aisle of the barn as well as the width of the lean-tos. The minimum standard for the width of the main part of our metal Carolina barn is 12’.
The height of Steel Barns
When it comes to the height of these metal barn buildings, you will have to consider two numbers, the leg height of lean-tos and the leg height of the main aisle of the building. The minimum standard for height of the central aisle is 11’. There is always a drop-off of 3’ from the central aisle to the lean-tos of metal Carolina barns.
Roof Style of Metal Carolina barns
As mentioned above, metal Carolina barns come with A-framed roof style. They can have either vertical or horizontal roof panels. Either way, this roof style has slight roof overhangs and side eave trims that run underneath these overhangs. Vertical Carolina barns have added structural elements, like the hat channels for supporting the vertical roof panels as well as the ridge cap to cover the seams at peak of the roofs.
Color Options for Metal Carolina Barns
As for the color of these metal barns, whether you want the classic red barn or something a bit eccentric, you can select your desired color combination with the options we offer. We have 15 colors options as a part of our color scheme. From these shades, you can pick the suitable colors for the roof panels, the wall panels and the trims of these metal barns.
Additional Features with Metal Carolina Barns
The options for additional features with metal Carolina barns depend on how much coverage you want for your barn. You can choose to have a completely open Carolina barn with only the roof structure. For partial coverage of the metal barn building, you can opt to install gables and side panels for either or both the central aisle and the lean-tos.
Completely enclosed metal Carolina barns come with the option of openings, like walk-in doors, windows and garage doors. These types of openings play an important role in ensuring that the enclosed metal barn functions efficiently. Openings allow for movement and air circulation inside the barn. They are also the source of light inside the building. The position of these openings, as well as their number, is based on the order that you place.
We have standard dimensions for all of our openings. If you would prefer to install an opening of your own design then you can choose to install opening frame-outs. The windows that we offer with our metal Carolina barns are all single-pane and of the size 30” x 30”. Similarly, the walk-in doors are all 36” x 80”. We also provide roll-up garage doors that start at a minimum size of 6’ x 6’ with our enclosed Carolina barn.
Structural Specifications of Metal Carolina Barns
Steel gauge determines the thickness of steel components. It also has a direct relation to the strength. Higher gauge number indicates the steel sheet has less thickness and also less structural strength.
The steel tube framing we provide with all of our non-certified Carolina barns is of 14-gauge. To add structural strength to your metal barn, you get the option of upgrading the steel framing to 12-gauge. Similarly, all of our non-certified barns come with 29-gauge metal sheets which can be upgraded to 26-gauge sheets.
Rebar anchors are provided to secure metal barns that are installed over dirt or asphalt surfaces. These anchors are only used for non-certified structures.
For the same purpose, but if your metal barn is certified, then we fix the structure with mobile home anchors.
We provide concrete/wedge anchors for any installations over concrete surfaces.
And, even though we install metal barns over wooden surfaces with lag bolts, we never offer certification for installations over wooden surfaces.
Braces offer extra support for the bows of the metal barn. They secure the bows to the legs of the metal barn building. Corner braces are offered with all of our units, even non-certified metal Carolina barns. Certified units come with the required number of braces and bows. But if you want to add additional braces and bows to your non-certified units, then we also offer that choice at an additional cost.
Pros of Metal Carolina Barns
- The A-framed roof structure of Carolina barns offers looks that do not compromise the style of a traditional American house.
- Provide effective shelters for your livestock and other belongings. Enclosing the metal barn also provides total safety to your valuables.
- Customization options that we offer with our metal Carolina barns allow the customers to have complete control over the design.
- Metal Carolina barns are durable and strong enough to withstand various types of weather conditions. Vertical Carolina barns are recommended in places which face harsh elements.
Cons of Metal Carolina Barns
- Both boxed eave Carolina barns as well as vertical Carolina barns are more expensive than the regular horse metal barn.
- Boxed eave Carolina barns require more cleaning and maintenance efforts to get rid of water and other types of debris that accumulate on the ridges of the horizontal panels. Standing moisture can cause the metal panels to prematurely rust.
Metal Carolina barns are the perfect options for farmers who are looking to provide a durable and affordable shelter for their livestock and produces. These barns are also flexible enough to accommodate a number of other applications, for example as residential quarters, as home offices, and so on. Carport1 has hundreds of options for metal Carolina barns which are available in as both Boxed Eave and Vertical Carolina barns. Talk to our customer representatives today to discuss what kind of barn is suitable for your farming needs. Also, our dedicated team of professionals is at your service 24/7.