In agricultural practices over the past few years, metal farm buildings have been gaining popularity. Compared to other types of farm buildings, metal buildings are more durable, require less maintenance, are more resistant to harsh weather, and are easier to construct. Whether you need to store crops, livestock, or equipment, metal buildings have proven to be the most effective solution.
Why Metal Barn Kits are a Safe Alternative to Traditional Agricultural Buildings
Steel is a safer alternative to wood when it comes to many structures, including farm buildings. It’s not uncommon to see dilapidated wood buildings around the countryside that have been unable to withstand the test of time due to rot, pests, or structural failure. They are also susceptible to insect infestations and water damage.
Steel is among the strongest building materials today. As such, it offers better protection and will last for much longer. This makes metal barns a safer alternative to those made from more traditional materials like wood. These are just a few ways a metal barn is a safer option for your agricultural needs:
Termites cause significant amounts of damage to buildings made from wood to the point where they could become structurally unsound. Since no wood is used in our structures, they do not offer a food source to pests such as termites, saving you the frustration of dealing with them. Steel is also stronger than wood, helping keep pests such as mice and insects out of your structure. Since these critters can ruin your crops or deplete your livestock’s food supply if they get inside, it is critical to keep them out.
Protection From Extreme Weather Conditions
Wood buildings will experience wear over time from exposure to rain, snow, storms, and sunlight. They will also more likely experience damage when exposed to extreme weather conditions. High-powered winds could cause a wood building to collapse, especially one that is older and has already experienced some damage. This can result in equipment damage or the loss of crops and livestock. Because of how durable metal is, a steel building is much more likely to withstand extreme weather conditions over the long term.
Prevent Animal Intruders
Metal is impenetrable for wildlife. This eliminates the worry of wild animals burrowing through your floor or your walls. If your farm building is being used to store livestock, you’ll want to make sure that they remain safe from animals such as foxes or coyotes. Wood buildings are easier for wild animals to get inside. This is particularly true as the years go by and the wood begins to weaken.
Other Advantages of Metal & Steel Barns
Safety isn’t the only reason to consider a metal barn over a traditional one. The following are a few additional advantages of choosing metal and steel over wood:
Because steel is so durable and resistant to water damage, UV rays, and more, it will last longer than other materials. The longer your barn lasts, the more value it holds since you don’t have to pay for repairs or to replace it.
Versatility And Aesthetic Appeal
It may not be on the top of your list of priorities, but the aesthetic appeal does matter. There are several styles available, letting you determine which shape best suits your needs. Since our buildings are made from Galvalume Plus™ steel, they serve as a great base for any paint that you wish to apply. They also offer a clear span interior, which provides 100% usable interior space as opposed to a traditional pole barn.
Durability And Minimal Maintenance
The durability of steel means that you won’t have to worry about spending money on repair work as much as you would with other materials. Metal barns are also incredibly easy to maintain since there is no risk of termites, rot, or mold growth. Keeping your structure clean and disinfected is relatively simple as well.
Versatile Uses of Metal Barns for Agriculture
It’s worth mentioning that one of the benefits of building a metal barn is that it can be designed to fit several different uses. The following are just a few examples of how you can use a metal building for agriculture:
- Cold Storage
- Equipment Storage
- Hay and Feed Storage
- Livestock Shelters
- Loafing Sheds
- Metal Farmhouses
Metal buildings offer a lot of flexibility in that they can provide as much square footage as you need. They can also be designed to include windows, doors, and ventilation systems as necessary. You can also choose to leave them open on each end or fully enclose the space.
Get Agricultural Steel Barns at The Best Prices
At Future Buildings, we offer a wide range of steel structures to fit your agricultural needs. Our prefabricated building kits are custom designed to meet your specifications, incredibly durable, and easy to assemble.
Whether you need a small storage shed for a tractor or two, or a massive structure to house cows on your dairy farm, we have the solution. Request a free quote or learn more about our agricultural buildings online. You can also call us directly at 1-800-668-5111 with any questions.