If you need to construct a dairy barn, equipment storage facility, or other agricultural building, a metal farm building can provide you with the durability and versatility you need at a reasonable price.
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Advantages of Using Metal For Your Farm Building
Here are some reasons to consider a steel agricultural building:
- Steel can hold up to weather, wear, and tear. In the agricultural business, there’s a good chance that you are in a region like the Midwest where intense weather patterns form on a frequent basis. A steel agricultural building can hold up to a lot of storms. It is also rugged enough to tolerate the wear and tear involved in the everyday business of running a farm.
- Steel won’t burn like wood. If a wooden barn catches fire, it can easily be destroyed, along with the animals or equipment inside. A metal building can be a safer option all around.
- A metal building is a green choice. If you want to do your part to protect the planet, you can build a steel structure for your farm out of recycled material.
- Metal won’t attract pests such as termites or rodents. This is not only better for your farm buildings, but also healthier for your livestock and produce.
- You can save money with steel. Metal buildings are cost-effective to construct, especially with metal building kits. You may already have the DIY skills you need to take care of some of labor (or all of it), or you can choose to work with a contractor. In the long run, your metal building will also save you money in terms of maintenance costs, which should be substantially lower than they would be if you want with a different building material.
Common Uses for Metal Agricultural Farm Buildings
Following are some of the applications for metal farm buildings:
- Farm storage buildings
- Barns (including dairy barns, horse barns and more)
- Clear span arenas (such as indoor horse arenas or rodeo arenas)
- Seed dealerships
- Milking parlors
- Residences (if you live on the same property where you work)
Common Sizes of Metal Agricultural Buildings
Metal can be used for construction of farm buildings large and small, including spacious structures measuring 5,000 ft.² or above. You will have plenty of room for your livestock, grain, feed, and farm equipment.
How Much Does a Metal Farm Building Cost?
The exact cost of a metal farm building depends on the specific materials, insulation, and features you choose as well as the metal building kit manufacturer and contractor that you pick.
The style of metal structure also impacts its price. A rigid frame metal farm building should cost around $7 per square foot. But if you go with a Quonset hut for a barn or different type of agricultural facility, the cost could be closer to $5 per square foot.
Steel is quickly becoming the default material for the construction of agricultural structures. From a practical standpoint, its benefits in terms of durability, cost savings and safety are unparalleled.
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