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Buying Guide: Metal Barns & Storage Sheds

Buying Guide

Metal Barns & Storage Sheds

Questions to Ask Before Purchasing a Metal Barn or Storage Shed:

What are you going to use your metal barn or storage shed for?

Since we offer an array of customization options, it’s important to consider what you want to use your metal barn or storage shed for. While you could always use your metal barn as a shelter for your livestock or to store outdoor equipment, you could also use it as a functional space to do work or simply hang out. And the same goes for metal storage sheds. While metal storage sheds are great for storing extra belongings, they can also be used as functional spaces.

Do you have enough space for your metal barn or storage shed?

Even the smallest metal barns and storage sheds require a lot of space. So it’s important to evaluate how much space you have and if your space is truly able to accommodate a metal barn or storage shed. 

Are there any building regulations in your area?

Some areas have building regulations that require permits and certification for metal barns and storage sheds. Since it’s important to understand any building regulations in your area, reach out to your local government for more information before making a purchase.

Different Roof Styles:

One of the most important customizations to choose is what kind of roof style you want. We offer the following three roof styles:

Regular

Regular roof style

Our most economical and traditional roof style is our regular roof option. A regular roof has a general triangular shape with curved edges. This gives it a standard roof appearance and provides general protection and coverage from weather and other external factors. That being said, a regular roof is a good option for people who have smaller-sized barns and live in an area that experiences little rain, wind, and snow.

A-Frame

Horizontal A-Frame

An A-frame roof has the same general triangular appearance that a regular roof has, but with straight edges instead of curved edges and horizontal panels. This makes an A-frame roof better suited for medium-to-large sized barns and storage sheds in areas that experience moderate amounts of inclement weather.

Vertical

Vertical roof style

The last roof style we offer is vertical. A vertical roof style has a similar shape to an A-frame roof, but it has vertical panels instead of horizontal panels. Since a vertical roof style is oversized, it can easily accommodate an oversized metal barn or storage shed.

How to Choose the Right Size:

It’s critical for your metal barn or storage shed to have correct sizing. That’s why we offer a variety of different size options.

Width

Our metal barns and storage sheds can have a width anywhere from 12’ to 50’ wide. This allows you to use your metal barn or storage shed for virtually anything. Although we offer a large range of width sizing, customers typically choose a width between 12’ and 26’.

Length

In addition to width, your metal barn or storage shed needs to have an appropriate length. That’s why we offer lengths ranging from 21’ to 60’. For reference, customers usually choose 21’, 26’, or 31’ for the length of their metal barn or storage shed.

Height

It’s important to make sure your metal barn or storage shed can accommodate virtually any item. That’s why we offer heights from 1’ to 15’ taller than the widths we offer. For more information about how you can ensure your building has proper sizing, contact us today!

All About Different Steel Framing:

Steel framing is important because it sets the standards for the strength of your metal barn or storage building. In order to accommodate different budgets and needs, we offer the following two steel framing options:

  12 Gauge

12 gauge galvanized steel is a thick, durable, and resilient framing option. Although it is a little bit pricier than our other steel framing option, you will definitely experience benefits through protection and security from external factors.

  14 Gauge

14 gauge galvanized steel is our economical framing option. Although it is cheaper than 12 gauge galvanized steel, 14 gauge galvanized steel still has a ton of resilience and durability. After all, it’s the industry standard for steel framing.

  Should You Certify Your Building?

Although it might not be a requirement in your area, you should certify your building. Certifying your building will ensure that it is made with top-quality materials and built to the highest standards. Ultimately, this means that your metal shed or storage building will have a longer guaranteed lifetime. 

 
 

Additional Elements:

In order to make sure your metal barn or storage shed is one-of-a-kind, we offer a variety of optional customization options, detailed below.

  Windows

If you plan on using your metal barn or storage shed as a functional space, then you should add some natural light to your building by installing a few windows! 

  Doors

Customized doors are another great option to add efficiency and an extra design element to your metal barn or storage shed. With a customized door, you can ensure that your building is extra secured and matches your overall design aesthetic.

  Insulation

Whether you have items that you want to protect from extreme temperatures, or you plan on using your metal barn or storage shed as a functional space, insulation is a great option. We offer 4.3 R-value insulation, which means you won’t have to worry about energy efficiency.

Different Colors:

While traditional barns are bright red and storage sheds have a subtle color, we offer 17 different bold colors, so you can choose a color that truly fits your personality and design aesthetic.

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How to Prep Your Site for Installation:

When your metal barn or storage shed is finally built, we will contact you to schedule a delivery date. By the time the delivery date rolls around, your site needs to be clean, pristine, and ready for installation. If your site isn’t properly prepared, we will have to reschedule delivery.

In order to properly prepare your site for installation, simply make sure the ground is leveled and the surrounding landscape is trimmed and in good condition. If you have any questions or concerns about preparing your site for metal shed installation, contact one of our representatives.

General FAQs:

1. Will I be able to customize my barn or storage shed after it’s installed?

While you can customize your barn or storage shed after it’s installed, it’s easier to do any customizations prior to installation. For more information about customizing your metal barn or storage shed, contact us today!

2. Can I add utilities to my barn or storage shed?

While you can add utilities to your barn or storage shed, we do not install utilities. That means you have to contact your utility company for more information about how you can add utilities to your barn or storage shed.