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How to Build the Perfect Barn with a Steel Building
A steel building can be used for just about anything, including building the perfect barn. When most people think of barns, they think of the traditional red with white accents that’s made completely out of wood. However, those wooden buildings have a number of downsides to them, and steel buildings have begun replacing them. Today’s perfect barn is made out of steel and has a number of advantages over all-wood and pole barns.
Barns are used for many different things. The traditional farm barn stores hay, provides a place to park the tractor, and may even be home to a few horses. But barns are also used as garages, to store things, as a playhouse for kids, as a woodworking shop, and much more. Whatever you use it for, you want your barn to be strong and durable. A metal frame is going to last for a lifetime, while a wooden frame may begin to deteriorate. You’ll need to repair it from time to time, especially if you live in an area that gets hit by major storms. You also have to watch out for termites.
Over time, a wooden barn can start to lean. This is because the wood and nails used to hold it together start to loosen. Moisture can cause the boards to warp and sag, while nails can rust and break. A steel building, on the other hand, is held together with screws and bolts. The metal will not rust, nor do the bolts and screws come loose. Another issue is that wooden beams are always going to be slightly different from each other. This can change the strength of each beam. Steel, however, is manufactured to be consistent. Every piece is identical and just as strong as every other part of the barn.
Wooden barns have to have support columns throughout, especially large ones. That’s not true with our buildings. They can span much larger spaces without any sort of interior support wall or column. This means you have almost no size limitations on what you can store in your metal barn. Drive huge machinery inside, or use the space for a large gathering.
Steel barns will stand the test of time and will not lean, sag, or otherwise deteriorate like wood. They are almost completely maintenance free.