According to census data, over 4.3 million Americans are involved with horses in one way or another. Whether that’s as a horse owner, caretaker, service provider, or volunteer, these individuals are committed to doing their best to keep horses safe, happy, and healthy.
If you work in the horse industry, you know this better than anyone. You’re likely facing the question of how secure your horse stables are on a consistent basis, and we don’t blame you: from natural disasters to horse theft, there are a lot of issues that can arise if your stable isn’t up to par.
Here, we’re going to discuss why stables made of steel metal are the right choice for building and maintaining a secure horse stable. Read on for more information about why this alternative is the best out of many options!
As someone who works with horses, their safety is likely your top priority. Not only are horses magnificent animals that you’ve likely grown fond of, but they cost a lot of money. Replacing horses is tricky and expensive. It’s just generally an issue that you want to avoid. Here, we’re going to share how metal buildings are the best way to stop your horses from ending up in harm’s way, so read on if you want a higher level of security for your animals.
Because metal buildings are made from large and heavy frames that stand upright, they can fall over in the wind. Worse than that, if one side of your metal horse stable falls down, it’s going to take the other sides of the building down with it like a giant domino. Fortunately, with the use of our wind bracing technologies, this isn’t going to happen to your structure.
There are many different forms of wind bracing, and which one we apply to your building greatly depends on the structure’s shape and size. When you design your stable, we’ll work with you to make sure that you get the right type of wind bracing for your individual needs.
We also will brace every part of your building against strong winds. Both end wall bracing and side wall bracing are essential parts of creating a sound metal structure. Our wind bracing technologies will ensure that your stable doesn’t collapse, causing you a lot of money in property damage and potential harm coming to your horses.
In 2019, America had its share of natural disasters. From fires to floods to tornadoes to hurricanes, all fifty states that we serve saw some level of extreme weather conditions within the past year.
Wood buildings are by far the most common alternative to metal, and they see a lot of damage during natural disasters. In floods, for example, wooden buildings end up with a lot of water damage. The water wears at the wood and seeps inside, which in turn become moisture and mold damage. On the flip side, wood also goes up like kindling in the event of a wildfire. Rot and pest infestations are also prevalent in wooden stables because that’s where termites and wood-boring insects like to make their homes.
Metal buildings don’t have these issues. Steel is waterproof as well as fireproof, so a flood or wildfire is less likely to damage your structure. As we’ve discussed, the winds from tornadoes and hurricanes are less likely to harm your building due to wind-resistant technologies. Finally, there are no pests that have the capacity to destroy metal buildings. Any insects or rodents that enter into your stables can easily be exterminated or thrown outside.
Because horses are trapped standing up in their stables for long periods of time, it’s only natural that they become restless occasionally. Some horses will chew wood and kick stalls if they get frustrated or their feet begin to hurt. Many of them will also grab onto objects like rails and stall doors and begin to pull them. Generally, some misbehavior from your horses when they’re secured in a stable is bound to take place.
These behaviors can not only destroy your structure, but they can also injure horses. A horse kicking through a wooden rail may get a huge splinter in its leg. If a horse chews on a concrete stable, its teeth may break. These are scenarios that you obviously want to avoid.
Horses can’t kick through or chew through steel, meaning that it’s safer for them than other materials. Generally, this is a much safer environment for a horse than a wooden or concrete stable is.
Safety comes first, but money is a close second. That’s why we’re committed to giving you a good value on your horse stables.
Steel buildings cost a lot less to set up and maintain than other materials do. As we already have established, you would need to pay a lot of money for the upkeep of wood or concrete stables if a disaster were to strike. However, steel stables have a wide variety of economic benefits that have nothing to do with what-if situations.
Not only will we let you test-drive a design of your steel building for free, but you’ll receive a ton of benefits after the structure is built. Lower maintenance costs are one of these perks, but your insurance will also be lower when you use a steel stable. This money then can be used for other things around your farm or yard that matter to you!
In addition to the safety and financial benefits of metal horse stables, you’re going to be able to maintain a pre-engineered metal building incredibly easily. Read on to learn how steel makes maintaining a clean and effective space as simple as it possibly can be.
Cleaning out a wood stable is a difficult task. You’ll likely need to take everything apart and maneuver a lot of various equipment before you can even get started. Doing this as often as you need to is a huge challenge as well as a time-waster.
With metal buildings, this isn’t something you’ll need to worry about. Cleaning steel is a simple task that really only requires soap and water. Spread some soap on both the interior and exterior walls of your structure after removing the animals and waste that they’ve produced. Then you can get to work hosing them down. It’s quick, efficient, and incredibly easy.
The strength of steel allows for large, open stables to be built in any farm, ranch, or yard. This means that there won’t be too much to maneuver in too small a space when emptying the stables for cleaning. You’ll be able to move stalls and furniture around without needing to worry about hitting things, getting items through doors, and injuring horses (or worse, yourself).
As long as you discuss what you want with us in the design process, we’ll work with you to ensure that your structure is exactly as you want it to be. This means that if you want greater mobility in your stable’s design, we’re happy to make that happen.
Generally, metal buildings are easy to transport since they’re made of multiple steel plates. If you want to be able to move your building, we’ll work with you to customize it in this way.
Sometimes, you’ll realize that you need a little more room in your stable. This can take the form of more stalls to contain a greater number of horses, but it can also mean adding a tack and feed room or some washrooms. In any of these situations, you want to be able to add on to your stable without needing to demolish it and start over.
Metal building designs are created to be expanded upon. They’re easy to take apart and put back together again with added frames. This means that you can make your steel horse stable more spacious without worrying about costs or maintenance.
There are a lot of options for materials for horse stables out there. However, none of them are as safe and easily maintainable as metal is. That’s why a steel building for keeping your horses is a superior alternative to wood, concrete, or clay.
Now that you know why metal buildings make the best horse stables, it’s time to begin the process of building one for your everyday operations. Click here to contact us and get a quote for how much it will cost to get your building erected. All you’ll need to do is enter your information along with the desired building specifications, dimensions, layout, and accessories. We’ll get back to you quickly so that you can begin financing your project.
Good luck keeping your horses secure! We look forward to hearing from you.