Agricultural Storage 101: Why a Custom Metal Building Is the Best Way to Protect Your Farm Investments

By Jay Lara   |   Posted In: Barns

Agricultural Storage 101: Why a Custom Metal Building Is the Best Way to Protect Your Farm Investments


If You’re a Farmer, You’ve Got a Lot of Stuff to Keep Up With

Whether you operate a small family farm or ranch or whether you’re part of a larger commercial farm, some things remain constant. Regardless of the scale of your farming operation, there’s a lot to keep up with in terms of daily tasks and responsibilities. Depending on the season, there may be ground to till, fields to plant, plants to care for, plants to harvest, animals to feed, animals and animal products to harvest, and more. Whether it’s a small farm or a big farm, modern agriculture is a year-round, full-time job.

You no doubt have a lot of literal stuff to keep up with, too. There are tractors, attachments, tools, animals, seeds, feed, tack, crops, and more. Having someplace to keep all of your stuff well-protected and well-organized is incredibly important. How important? The US market for farm product storage and warehouse buildings is currently estimated to be around one billion dollars for 2022 alone!

That being said, what’s the best kind of farm storage building or agriculture building? A custom metal building from Carport Central, of course!

Some of the Many Benefits of Choosing a Customizable Metal Farm Building

We’re not just talking about just some run-of-the-mill metal barn or farm building here. Prefab metal buildings make the best agricultural buildings for lots of reasons. In fact, custom steel structures are pretty much ideal for farm and ranch settings:

1. Durable, weather-resistant structures.

Farming and ranching are very much outdoor-based activities, which means that you also have to contend with some pretty tough weather at times. When it’s time to bring your animals, vehicles, and equipment inside, you need a reliable structure to keep everything dry, safe, and secure. You won’t have the same moisture concerns with a steel farm building that you would with a wood-framed building. Steel doesn’t rot like wood, and steel buildings provide much better protection from extreme weather.

2. Fewer pest or fire worries.

Of course, the weather isn’t your only threat. Termites and pests can be a concern, too – unless you have a steel agricultural building! Termites can’t put a dent into steel, and neither can any other insects, rodents, or pesky critters. Steel is incombustible too, so you’ll also enjoy a considerably higher level of fire protection.

3. Completely customizable buildings.

What kind of storage barn do you want? Or what type of large farm building do you need? Steel buildings aren’t just strong; they’re also extremely versatile in application and are completely customizable to suit your preferences. Metal storage buildings are also easier to expand or adapt down the road, should your farm or agricultural business needs ever change.

4. Easy to clean and maintain.

Performing maintenance on a traditional wooden farm building steel requires regular attention and effort. At a minimum, you’ll have to either repaint or restain every few years. But you won’t have to refinish a steel building, and cleaning is a breeze, too. In most cases, simply hosing it off and hosing it out is all you’ll have to do. And a pressure washer will usually do the trick for tougher jobs.

5. The price is right.

While construction costs have gone up across the board, a steel farm building is still incredibly cost-effective. Not only are steel structures cheaper to build and require less maintenance, but they’re often less expensive to insure, too. You really can save money over the entire life of your building by choosing Carport Central!

6. Eco-friendly construction, too.

As someone who works with the land, you’re probably someone who appreciates taking care of Earth’s natural resources, too. Did you know that metal buildings from Carport Central contain a percentage of recycled steel and are themselves 100% recyclable? We’re just doing our little part to help support the sustainability of our planet.

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Popular Uses of Metal Storage Buildings on the Farm or Ranch

More and more farms and agricultural businesses are choosing to install sturdy steel buildings on their farms and ranches every day, and for a good reason. Here are just a few ways we’ve seen customers make use of their new metal buildings:

→ Protected shelters for keeping farm vehicles and agricultural equipment
→ Warehouse and workshop space
→ Dry storage for feed, seeds, crops, and supplies
→ Horse barns, hay barns, and even covered riding arenas
→ Livestock shelters
→ Production facilities
→ Office and administrative space
→ Lodging space for workers
→ Carports, garages, and RV covers
→ Fully finished barndominiums and metal building homes
→ And more!

Need a Reliable Agricultural Storage Building? Carport Central Has Them!

Whenever storing any farm vehicles, equipment, or supplies, it’s important to ensure that everything is dry before putting it up for any long-term storage; you don’t want any rust or premature corrosion to develop. And the best buildings for farm and agricultural storage come from Carport Central!

All of our metal buildings are manufactured right here in local American facilities, and we’re proud to support American steel jobs. Here are a few more things you should know about Carport Central:

→ We’re the top online metal structure provider in the US, currently installing in 46 states.

→ We’ve helped countless farmers, ranchers, and agricultural businesses to get the custom metal buildings they need.
→ You can use our 3D Building Designer to design your OWN ideal steel building right from the comfort of your own couch.
→ We INCLUDE delivery & installation of your metal building with purchase at NO extra cost!
→ Want to pick up a custom-fabricated metal building kit that you can install yourself for a discount? With Carport Central, you can!

→ We have the BEST financing and rent-to-own options in the business, too!

→ Nobody beats our high standards of personalized customer service, either!

We’re really about much more than just selling you a metal building; we’re here to Provide Shelter for Your Way of Life. You can connect with us online, or for faster service, just give us a call at (980) 321-9898 today. One of our friendly building specialists would be glad to show you the Carport Central difference!

Carport Central: What’s Central to You, Is Central to Us.


  • Jay Lara

    Jay Lara is COO of Carport Central, and brings nearly 20 years of metal building industry experience. He’s worked in every aspect of the business, ranging from engineering to design to fabrication to installation to sales, and he’s passionate about bridging the gap between B2B and B2C for the metal buildings market.

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