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Steel Pole Barn Kits and Other Barn Buildings

Metal Pole Barns and Trends in Farm Buildings Pre-engineered steel barn buildings still dominate agricultural construction in the U.S.  However, in recent years, several other distinct trends have emerged in farm buildings. Larger Barn Buildings, Wider Doors Today’s bigger farms employ huge machinery.  Consequently, modern farm operations require hefty-sized equipment shelters.  And bigger equipment needs extra wide doors.   Only…

Do Pole Barns or Metal Barns Cost Less?

Comparing Wooden Pole Barn and Prefab Metal Barn Kits Pricing for prefabricated metal barns and pole barns rests on several factors.  First, let’s focus on the initial costs of pre-manufactured barn kits. Pole Barns versus Metal Barns Pricing Both wood prices and steel prices fluctuate with market and production demands.  Consequently, barn pricing for both systems wavers, too. Usually, lumber…

Pole Barns and Property Values

Does a Pole Barn Increase the Resale Value of Property? Adding pole barns to your property sounds like a great idea.  That should pump up the land’s worth, right? Well, not necessarily. Weighing Property Improvements Surprisingly, not all additions increase the later resale value of your property. For example, real estate professionals often find homes with swimming pools are actually…

Building Green Down on the Farm

Why Farmers and Ranchers Choose Pre-engineered Steel Buildings People who enjoy country living favor building green, eco-friendly structures on their rural properties. Whether their country home represents a retreat from urban life or their livelihood, rural dwellers love the land. Country people are, by nature, conservationists. Environment preservation is important to them, and so is eco-friendly green building. Farmers and…

Making Hay Sheds While the Sun Shines

Protecting Feed, Livestock, and Equipment with Metal Ag Buildings Shrewd farmers and ranchers use pre-engineered metal hay sheds and barns to protect their assets. Planting, growing, and harvesting hay represents a significant amount of time, money, and effort. Why leave bales rotting in the field when prefabricated steel hay sheds and barns are so economical and easy to erect? Hay…

How Metal Barns Discourage Birds and Other Pests

Part 6: Pole Barn Trusses vs. Pre-engineered Steel Barn Rafter Beams Metal barns and pole barns both shelter assets from the weather. Farmers build barns to house and protect expensive equipment, livestock, vehicles, and other possessions from the elements. But when choosing between building pole barns or pre-engineered metal barns, consider what is overhead. Wood Trusses: An Open Invitation to…