Whenever you go to a countryside home or a farmhouse, there is one structure you just can’t miss. The barn is a multi-purpose edifice that is part and parcel of farm life. What would a farmhouse be without a barn? Where would crop yields, equipment, animals, and so on be housed?
Barns are as integral to a farm as the farmland, cultivated crops, farm animals, and staff. In the old days, barns were made from traditional building materials like wood. Though wooden structure barns were very well constructed and many can still be found on farmlands across the U.S. till this day. They were so often expensive to build. They required a good number of builders and took a tremendous amount of time to construct.
Once constructed, wooden barns were at risk of crumbling down in a blaze from an accidental fire incident. The safety issues, coupled with the enormous physical and financial loss that could result from a fire led many farm owners to consider other options.
One of the most viable barn construction options available in today’s market is the use of pre-engineered steel. The number of metal barns on farmlands in the U.S is rising on a daily basis, and the reason for this is not far-fetched.
Barns made from steel offer resistance to fire and this immediately eases any apprehension raised by farmers. In this article, you will get to know why you should switch to owning a metal barn instead of still holding on to your traditional barn today.
To begin with, the question you should ask isn’t why should metal material be used in building barns, but rather – why NOT?
Metal barns offer a number of benefits to farm owners. Benefits that they may not necessarily derive from an already owned traditional barn or from constructing a new one the old way.
Traditional building methods involved the use of wood, brick and cinder block structures in constructing barns. While these construction methods were very common and popular in the old days, and indeed served their purpose well. Times have changed and construction methods have evolved.
Today you do not have to spend so much time building your barn. With your metal barn, you can get your barn pre-constructed off-site, transported to the site, and assembled on-site at the shortest possible time available.
With metal barns, you are able to come up with absolutely stunning designs. The open space design offered by many metal barn designs gives you the flexibility of playing around with space to suit your barn needs.
You can include temporary demarcations within the barn to separate different areas of use. For example, you can create a crop storage area, an equipment housing room and even an animal shelter space all at once.
This can be done in the quickest possible time; also as the structures are temporary, you have the choice of switching things around whenever you want to.
It’s no secret that one of the greatest threats to traditional barns is the threat of fire. With wooden barns, an electric spark on dry hay can result in a fire incident that could cause untold damage to the structure.
Such damage could be irredeemable and results in farm owners having to cough out funds to re-build a new barn. If damage to the barn is all that it takes, that’s still a lesser evil to what could happen if animals are sheltered in the barn during a fire incident.
The enormity of the loss could be catastrophic to the farm and could lead to them eventually shutting down. This would have a spiral effect on both the local and federal economy.
However, with a metal barn, you need not worry about fire incidents. This is because steel is a non-combustible material and even if combustible materials catch fire within the barn, the steel structure would contain the fire and stop it from spreading.
Other than being non-combustible, metal barns are also safe structures. The prefabricated steel metal construct is done according to design specification catering for every aspect of building construction.
You do not have to worry about the metal barn caving in or overhead sheets dropping to the ground. Every bit of construction parameter is considered to give farm owners a sturdy, and also relatively safe structure.
With a metal barn, you do not have to bother yourself about short or long-term maintenance costs. You can just focus on your crop yield and raising your farm animals. Metal barns are built to last for decades.
You do not have to worry about corrosion caused by harsh weather as the steel is specially treated and coated to withstand extreme climatic conditions. Added to this, metal barns will not rot or crumble over time like wood and cinder block structures after sustained exposure to the elements.
Metal barns are built with insulation to make your barn adapt to all weather conditions. With the special insulating materials in place, your barn will be warm during the winter months and cool during summer.
If you intend housing animals in your barn, then this is one aspect you need to seriously consider. The health of your animals will be assured.
You do not have to worry about mildew, mold, and fungal build up as you would expect in both wooden and concrete structures that have been exposed to rain and snow over time. This makes metal barns a preferred farming structure for the storage of crop yield.
This brings to mind the question of cost. This is not just your initial outlay on a metal barn, which depending on your specifications could make it much more expensive than traditional barn buildings.
With a metal barn, you are able to save money in the medium and long-term. You do not have to worry about maintenance costs as there are virtually none to speak of. Additional costs for adjustments to your metal barn can be considered.
However, because of the open space and temporary nature of the barn, the cost of partitioning the barn is really meagre compared to the costs of doing so under a tradition barn set up.
Rapidset Buildings – Providing Affordable, Long-Lasting Metal Barns to Farm Owners
If you are a farm owner in dire need of a strong, dynamic, and long-lasting metal barn on your farm, you can rely on Rapidset Buildings to attend to your needs.
Rapidset Buildings will provide you with pre-engineered metal barns that will stand the test of time. These barns will resist harsh weather conditions, retain their structural integrity, strength, and rigidity. They are non-combustible and save farm owners from the risk of any unforeseen fire incident.
The steel barn houses that Rapidset Buildings construct are flexible and the inside of the barn can be modified to suit whatever needs you desire.
They save you money on heating and air-conditioning apart from zero maintenance costs. Rapidset will construct off-site and assemble the metal barns on-site, in a professional manner with zero wastage of materials. You really should have a metal barn if you treasure the safety of your farm animals and you value the quality of your harvested crops in storage. A metal barn is what you need to achieve this.