How much a steel barn is going to cost is reliant on several factors. From the building code requirements to your design and needs, there are many things that affect the overall price of your building. Browse this list to see what could be impacting the price of your steel barn.
How to Determine the Cost of Steel and Metal Barns
- Design: The dimensions (width, length, and height) will affect the cost of your building. The complexity also plays a factor. When looking to price your building, consider the following questions:
- How many windows are required?
- Which type of doors will you use?
- How will you set up your ventilation system?
- Will you want is insulated?
Once you have answered these questions, you’ll have a better idea of what your overall design will be. Also, consider the insulation requirements. For instance, if you’re using your building to house animals, you will require more insulation than if you were using it for storage.
- Frame Style: The frame that you choose can impact the overall price of your building. There are a variety of different styles of building offered by Future Buildings, so be sure to discuss your requirements with our team.
- Location: Anywhere you decide to build your structure will have regulations and requirements. The regulations in one area will often be different than in another. This can be dependent on factors such as temperature, snowfall, rain, wind, and more. The loads and codes for your location can definitely impact how much your building will cost. High snowfall areas would require the building be engineered with a heavier gauge of steel as an example.
- The Price of Steel: As with commodities like gold and silver, steel prices tend to fluctuate according to things like supply and demand. The distance from where the material is being sourced from to where you are can also impact the price.
Customizations You Choose
When purchasing your metal barn, there are several customization options you can choose from to ensure you have a structure that truly meets your needs. Some of the most common components that are selected include:
- Insulation – To help keep your metal barn cool in the summer, warm in the winter, and dry all year round, adding insulation is important. This is particularly important if you plan to store grains and crops in your barn or use it to house livestock.
- Ventilation – A proper ventilation system will ensure that enough air can access the interior of your structure while directing old, stale, or foul-smelling air out.
- Doors – Traditional man doors are perfect if your structure will primarily be used by people working on the farm. Alternatively, you can select sliding doors to make the transport of equipment and animals easier.
- Endwalls – If you are planning to use the structure as a cover for equipment or to protect feeding areas, you may not need an end wall. However, to enclose the space, they will be required.
Your building can be ordered with endwalls made of plain steel, which you can paint if you choose. The Galvalume Plus™ steel that we use to manufacture our structures features a resin coating that acts like a bonded primer, helping your paint go on easily and last longer. Alternatively, you can build your own endwalls once you receive your structure using any material you wish. This is great if you want to create a unique look.
Even more than the price of steel, the construction services you utilize can impact the overall cost. The pricing in your local market is influenced by several factors, including your closeness to suppliers, the time of year, demand, and labour cost.
Since our metal barn kits and prefabricated arch buildings are easy to assemble on your own, they are often less expensive if you choose to build them yourself instead.
Your metal barn will not include a foundation, but it is a necessary aspect that needs to be completed prior to installation. Be sure to factor in the cost of materials, site preparation, concrete pouring, and the necessary thickness of the slab.
The price of your structure is also influenced by the type of frame you select. A clear span option provides you open space that is not obstructed by columns and may be your best option if you require a barn with open floor areas.
Get The Perfect Steel or Metal Barn Kit to Suit Your Needs
There are many things that can impact the cost of your steel barn. For a better understanding of how much your metal barn kit will cost, it helps to speak to a knowledgeable member of the Future Buildings team. To learn more about what you need and what will impact your cost, call us at 1-800-668-5111. You can also fill out our online form to request a quote.
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