Metal Horse Barns and Riding Arenas Offer Many Benefits

By Carport Central   |   Posted In: Garages


Metal Barn Buildings

At one time, nearly all agricultural buildings were made out of wood. But that time has come and gone. Thanks to concerns over deforestation, rising lumber costs, and other factors, more and more farms and ranches are making the switch to steel-building construction. Not only are metal barns less expensive, but they last longer with fewer maintenance needs. Steel structures are also naturally incombustible, impervious to termites and pests, and generally cheaper to insure. And another thing property owners appreciate about going with a metal building is that it goes up much faster than a comparable pole barn or stick build, with a significantly shorter lead time for construction.


Horse Barns

Horses are more than just mere brute animals. In fact, humans and horses have maintained a close relationship for many thousands of years. Horses are built to survive in the wild, but they can also thrive equally well under human ownership. That is if you take the necessary steps to provide reliable shelter and other necessities for your horses.


One essential consideration is to make sure you choose the right type of horse barn to shelter your four-hoofed companions. Traditional wooden horse barns can be expensive, and aren’t particularly easy to maintain. Metal horse barns from Carport Central are more reliable, and they’re a more cost-effective solution, too.


Why Horse Owners Prefer Prefab Metal Barns

Many assume that a horse barn must necessarily be framed with wood, but that simply isn’t the case anymore. A steel horse barn has many advantages over a stick build, including the following:

  • Durable – Steel structures aren’t susceptible to rot like wooden buildings, and they withstand constant usage better. They’re also built to handle most anything Mother Nature has to throw your way, including sun, wind, rain, snow, hail, and even lightning.
  • Easy Maintenance – Steel horse barns are simple to clean. In most cases, you can just hose them off and hose them out. Steel structures don’t require much maintenance either, so they’re perfect for all sorts of agricultural uses. And since the colors are infused into the metal, you won’t have to worry about color fading or peeling paint.
  • Fire and Pest Resistant – Horse barns tend to attract critters, but pests have a hard time penetrating steel. Termites aren’t an issue, and steel doesn’t easily harbor mold or mildew growth. And since steel is naturally incombustible, it provides much better fire protection.
  • Fully Customizable – The strength and versatility of steel tube framing allows for greater creativity in terms of architectural design, and also provides 100% usable interior building space. It’s also easier to expand or adapt a metal structure if your building needs should ever change in the future.
  • Eco-Friendly – If you’re a horse owner, you’re probably also interested in helping to preserve Earth’s natural resources. Choosing steel means you aren’t depleting our forest reserves, and horse barns from Carport Central are always fabricated with a minimum percentage of recycled steel material. To that end, going with a steel horse barn will help you to minimize your personal ecological footprint!


What About a Steel Riding Arena?

Carport Central doesn’t just deliver and install metal horse barns. We also provide full-sized riding arenas that are perfect for training and showing horses. Here are two popular options we offer:

1. Covered Riding Arena

A covered riding arena is perfect if all you need is roof-only protection for your horse riding area. Just note that a roof-only shelter can still get pretty warm on a hot summer day, and can also get pretty chilly in the winter. Your horses won’t mind, but it’s something to consider for human participants. Even so, covered riding arenas do provide a distinct financial advantage: an open-air covered arena is usually a good bit cheaper to construct than a fully-enclosed facility.

2. Indoor Riding Arena

If what you really need is a fully-enclosed facility for hosting your horses, riders, and spectators, we’ve got you covered there too. Since an indoor riding arena is fully enclosed, it can be fully insulated, finished, and climate controlled for optimal comfort, as well. And by choosing a steel tube-framed structure, your indoor riding arena can be designed to meet whatever building dimensions you may have in mind.


Let Carport Central Provide Your Perfect Metal Horse Barn and Steel Riding Arena

When it comes to metal building solutions, there’s no better name to trust than Carport Central.

 All of our metal buildings are manufactured in local American facilities, and we’re proud to support the American steel industry and help provide for American steel jobs.

  • We’re the top online-based metal structure provider in the nation, currently installing in 46 US states.
  • We’ve partnered with horse owners, farmers, ranchers, and various agricultural enterprises across the country.
  • You can even design your own perfect custom metal building with our 3D Building Estimator. This simple-to-use, powerful online tool allows you to design your OWN ideal steel building on any computer, mobile device, or smartphone.
  • We include building delivery & installation with purchase, at no extra cost to you.
  • Interested in picking up and installing a custom metal building kit yourself for a discount? We give you that option, too.
  • We also offer THE BEST financing and rent-to-own options you’ll find in the entire metal building industry.
  • Nobody beats our standards of a positive customer experience and exemplary customer service!


You can connect with us online, or for an even faster connection, simply pick up the phone and give us a call today at (980) 321-9898. Our friendly building specialists are standing by to help!

At Carport Central, what’s Central to you, is Central to us. We’re here to provide shelter for your way of life.


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