Benefits of Owning a Metal Barn
What’s better about a metal barn, you ask? Pretty much everything you can think of! For starters, metal barns don’t carry the same moisture concerns that wood barns and buildings do. Steel doesn’t rot like wood, and it also offers better protection from storms and other extremes of nature. Termites and other pests aren’t a real concern, either. They aren’t attracted to steel as a food source, and they really can’t do any significant damage to your structure. You’ll have less fire worries, too, since steel isn’t flammable.
Steel is also a more flexible construction material than wood or aluminum. It’s easier to expand or adapt a steel structure as your needs grow or change. Maintenance is a breeze with steel, too. While wooden barn or building will need repainting or restaining every few years, steel buildings don’t typically ever need refinishing. And cleaning a steel structure is pretty painless. You can just hose out your barn, or you can use a pressure washer for when you want to do some deeper cleaning.
Steel Barn Prices
So, what will a metal barn actually cost you? The short answer about metal barn pricing is simply this – it depends. Why? Because each steel barn we provide is custom-engineered and built to-order for you! Here are a few factors that will help to decide the price of your individual metal barn:
- Barn size
Maybe this goes without saying, but the bigger your metal barn, the greater your purchase price. Makes sense, right? However, you should also keep in mind that, generally speaking, your cost per square foot will actually go down by choosing a larger barn. For example, you’ll get more bang for your buck with a 50′-wide metal barn than you would with a 30′-wide structure.
- Building design and complexity
One benefit of choosing a light-gauge steel structure is that you’re in the driver’s seat when it comes to choosing your building design. There are many popular styles of barns we offer, but you also have the freedom to create your own custom building plan with our simple-to-use 3D Design Tool (accessible from any computer, tablet, or smartphone)!
With Carport Central, you have many, many customization options available to you. Whatever options you decide to select for your barn will also obviously have an impact on your building’s total price:
🤔 Which roof style do you prefer?
🤔 Do you want your structure to be open-air, partially-enclosed, or fully-enclosed?
🤔 Do you want the standard 14-gauge steel framing, or would you prefer to go with our more rugged 12-gauge?
🤔 Standard 29-gauge steel paneling, or do you want to upgrade to a sturdier 26-gauge?
🤔 We currently have 15 standard color options available at no extra charge (color selection may vary based on your location), or you can choose one of our premium colors with a slight upcharge. You can also go with an attractive two-tone or wainscot look for your barn, if you prefer.
🤔 What points of entry and access would you like for your barn? We have many sizes and options for roll-up doors, walk-in doors, windows, and frame-outs.
- Certification options
Depending on where you’re installing, wind and/or snow load certification may be required in your area. Or perhaps you’d just prefer to have the peace of mind that comes with owning a certified barn. Carport Central is happy to offer certification to meet any desired specifications; prices vary depending upon your chosen certification package.
- World steel market
Carport Central only sources the best steel, and sometimes steel material prices can vary based on the current state of the world steel market. What a steel building may have cost a few years ago may not be a good predictor of steel material costs today. The good news is that you can lock in your price with us for up to a year by making a building order deposit now. What’s great about that is that even if material prices go up, your quoted building price won’t change!
- Site foundation
What type of foundation will you choose for your metal barn? Concrete? Asphalt? Gravel? Something else? (NOTE: Carport Central doesn’t provide ground preparation or paving services.)And here’s some more good news – the foundation you choose is completely up to you. If your intended barn use doesn’t require needing a paved foundation, then you don’t have to spend the money to pour one! As long as your installation site is leveled and cleared, we can install on most any surface, including bare ground.
- Delivery and installation
Getting your barn delivered and installed is often an additional cost you have to factor in… but not when you order from Carport Central! We INCLUDE delivery and installation in all of our service areas, at no extra charge! And thanks to our exclusive relationships with top manufacturers and installers, we’ll get your building faster, too!
Metal Barn Installation Considerations
As mentioned above, we’ll do all the heavy lifting when it comes to delivering and installing your custom barn, but there are a few things you’ll need to take care of before our crew arrives to install:
- Obtain any needed building permits (check with your local officials to learn what’s required in your area)
- Make sure your site is level
- Mark any buried utility lines on or near your site
- Make sure our installation crew has easy access to your site, including the ability to park trucks/trailers as close as possible.
- Be sure and let us know which type of foundation you have for your building, so we can be sure to bring the correct type of anchors
The Best Metal Barns Come from Carport Central!
Carport Central is proud to source America with the very best in steel buildings and structures. Each of our metal structures is custom fabricated by a local American manufacturer, and we’re proud to source American steel, too. When it comes to your metal building, if you can dream it, we can make it happen!
- We’re one of the top online metal structure providers for the entire continental United States
- We have extensive experience in all styles, sizes, and applications of metal structures – including barns!
- Easy-to-use 3D Building Creator tool which allows you to create your OWN ideal building plan, all from the comfort of your couch
- Delivery and installation of your custom building is INCLUDED with purchase, for no additional charge!
- We offer the best financing and rent-to-own options you’ll find anywhere
- Nobody beats our level of customer experience and customer service!
Carport Central is about much more than just selling you a metal barn or building; we’re about Providing Shelter For Your Way Of Life. Reach out to us online, or just give us a call at +1 (980) 321-9898, and let one of our friendly building specialists show you the Carport Central difference!