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It may be time to look at a metal barn

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Barns are considered a necessity by many and a luxury for others. The labor and material to construct a barn can get costly especially if you consider the time involved and is that the most efficient use of your time. The basic concept of a barn structure dates back many, many years and is most often thought of relating to agriculture. The primary uses for a barn have been to store farm equipment, or hay for cattle, and were constructed of wood or timbers. Many farmers over the years have also erected barns to protect their livestock or horses from the elements. Due to the fire hazard of a wood structure, the modern day barn is constructed of galvanized tubing and roof sheathing.

Today’s Barns

Metal Barns are becoming the norm due to many reasons. The main reason is cost but also in addition to less fire hazard, you will have less maintenance, and another big reason is time. Most metal barn structures are erected in a short period of time. With today’s farming equipment becoming larger and more expensive, it is important to protect that investment with proper shelter and the ability to secure your equipment.

Numerous Options

More and more farmers are choosing metal barns that include options like an office, feed rooms, tack rooms, tool rooms, and workshops. A variety of widths and heights are available with enclosed or open lean to’s. Many barns now include windows, roll up doors, walk in doors, and skylights. As most everyone knows, the traditional color for a barn is red. This goes back to the days when the color of red was the most economical and easy to get. At some point, it was determined that an ingredient in red paint, ferric oxide, may help to preserve the wood. The modern day barn is available in a variety of colors and trim colors.

2 car vertical roof garage

2 car vertical roof garage

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Barn configurations are available up to forty feet wide for any single section and up to three hundred feet in length.  In most cases, anything over forty one feet in length, it is recommended to choose the vertical roof option due to potential seam issues. Options include structures that are engineered up to a 150 mph wind rating and 65 psf snow load. Up to a 25 year extended warranty is common with the availability of a 40 year warranty.  The frame is typically one foot shorter than the roof length allowing for an overhang on each end of the structure

Buying new barn

Buying new barn

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Feb 18th by bscd-admin

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Metal Carports for Sale on Line

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This brief article will hopefully give you some ideas and tips when searching on line looking for carports, barns, or sheds. You first need to determine what your needs are and align your needs with your budget. Metal Structures are clearly the most economical route. They are engineered products that are very durable and meet the needs they are designed to do. The basic need for a metal structure is to provide shelter and/or provide security for your belongings.

 

Metal Carport for sale OnLine

Items to Consider

If you need a carport, first determine what you intend to put under the carport. Some folks want one vehicle, others want two or three. Some want room for a truck and a boat or tractor. Others simply want to cover two vehicles from the elements. It is really amazing how getting a vehicle out of direct sunlight can increase the longevity of your investment. The same idea will apply to a boat, ATV, or camper. We have customers daily that know what they want but not sure about the size they need.

The industry pretty much recognizes an 18’ Wide x 21’ long as a double carport. However, this is designed for two small compact cars. You probably will be disappointed if your two vehicles are a large Pickup and a mid size car. Some folks are concerned not only with parking space but want to make certain that there is adequate room to comfortably open the doors.

2 Car A-frame

 

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Clearance Height

Another key item is to determine the correct height or clearance. Most metal structures use leg height to provide various clearance heights. This is similar to the side wall height in your home. The leg height is typically a standard five foot, which provides approximately eight foot of clearance at the center peak on the inside. That works great if you are only storing one large item. However, if you intend to store more than one vehicle, we suggest the leg height to be as close to the highest point on the tallest vehicle you are storing. This way the tallest vehicle may be parked close to the edge of the structure without limitation from the bow. Most companies easily can go as high was 12’ leg height. Heights above twelve feet are available but may require additional bracing.

An enclosed utility shed is available on most all models which will allow you to secure items such as your lawnmower, ATV, tools, weed eater, etc. Typically, the shed is the width of the carport and can be depth in five foot sections. This is usually referred to as a “combo’ meaning a combination of shelter and enclosed storage.

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Feb 15th by bscd-admin

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19th

Farm Buildings and Storage

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Our Farm Buildings provide farmers with an inexpensive and effective way to shield valuable farming equipment from the harsh elements. Owning a metal farm building is not only an affordable option, but also an earth friendly one since metal is highly recyclable and needs less maintenance. If you are looking for a building style that fits your farm you are certainly in the right place.

All of our metal structures come in several attractive color options and can be built in a variety of styles like the popular barn style. Our metal farm buildings receive a high quality coat of protective paint that protects it from common problems like rusting. Popular farm building colors include the iconic red, light grey, charcoal, blue, green, brown, white, ivory, and tan. Metal farm buildings are not susceptible to the same rotting and other decay issues that all other wood buildings are.

We will install your customizable building at your farm or any location of your choice. We are always searching for more ways to improve our customer service experience in addition to the quality of buildings we offer to you. In pursuit of that goal, we have decided to quality-control the entire process from excellence in manufacturing practices all the way through to the finished product on your property.

Simply name what you desire and we are committed to helping you build it to exceed expectations. Our company owned and operated crews to ensure that you, our valued customer, are getting the highest quality products and service you will want to tell your neighbors about. Your satisfaction is guaranteed at Barn, Shed & Carport Direct; we stand behind every metal building we sell!

Using our website customers may get estimates and make purchases 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our friendly trained staff is waiting eagerly to help answer all of your questions; we want you to be happy and satisfied with every detail of your purchase. After all, we know that when you order a farm building that will last for years; you want that company to be there for your needs, to support the product you purchase and stand behind it. We are happy to do that and much more.

We truly offer the very best buildings and service in the metal structure industry today. You are sure to find any option you’re looking for including a wealth of information, pictures and a user-friendly online shopping experience.We cater to the needs of your farm and family.

Browse our farm building selection HERE and then give us a call at: 1 (800) 673-9118

Aug 19th by bscd-admin

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Storing Farm Equipment

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When you need a place to store farm equipment you know the folks at Barn, Shed, and Carport can provide the best! We specialize in helping farmers like you get just the right size building for what you need. Clearly, metal buildings offer many advantages and benefits and that is why they have quickly become so popular in the farming and agriculture industries.

Since all of our barns, sheds, or carports are produced to order, each structure is pretty much built with the customer’s specific needs in mind. Basically, your barn, shed, or carport comes in 5’ length sections with base rails that should be properly anchored to whatever type surface the customer has or will have. Each “end” of the structure has a 6” overhang which adds one foot to the length. Some customers choose to put the entire overhang on one end resulting in a one foot overhang

Throughout time, wooden storage barns coated in a darkish red paint have been iconic images most people associate with the perfect, cute, little farm. Moreover, yes, long ago, when metal and steel were the more expensive material to use, wood was the correct choice. However, times have changed; today’s farmers now know the right choice are metal/steel barns and storage sheds. The price of wood has gone up in the last few years and so therefore, the option, which will be easier on the wallet and finances, is metal or steel.

So why would you choose a metal shed among all the other choices available on the market? We can name a few like Quality, Durability, Affordability, and those are just some of the reasons why a metal shed just makes sense. Here at Barn, Shed, & Carport Direct we also offer additional benefits like your choice of colors so you can match your home. Metal sheds are quite simply built to last a long time; it’s really hard to go wrong with a metal shed.

In addition to the high quality coat of protective paint that you’re building receives to help and keep it from common problems like rusting; your metal building is not susceptible to the things some wood sheds are. Issues with wood sheds include problems like rats chewing holes in the wood, insect infestations like termites, wood rot or one of many other common lumber problems. When you invest with us your satisfaction is guaranteed at Barn, Shed & Carport Direct; we stand behind every single metal shed that we sell to farmers like you.

Aug 10th by bscd-admin

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Buying a Storage Building

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Have you ever thought about using a steel or metal building for your storage needs? Metal buildings can easily be used for more than just a garden shed or basic storage. In fact these buildings offer durable versatility and can be totally customized by size, color, and more to meet your specific desires.

When buying a storage building you can choose to have a permanent or portable foundation so that your building can be disassembled and moved whenever you decide to move. Metal buildings are a very affordable way to add value and usable space to your property. Once you are ready to purchase, you will have to decide on the size and type of building you will require.

At Barn Shed and Carport Direct, our metal buildings are extremely strong and durable. These steel buildings can offer your family years of protection for all of your investments. There are so many great ways to use our metal buildings for your many storage needs;

- Store your vehicles
- Protect investments like boats, RV’s, and motorcycles
- House horses or other cattle
- Shelter farming equipment from the elements
- Store your personal aircraft
- Store holiday decorations & seasonal items
- Garden Sheds & Outdoor Furniture
- Create a Workshop for hobbyists

After you decide what your metal building will be used for, you can begin thinking about how to customize it to suit your property. The possibilities for color combinations are endless with Barn, Shed and Carport Direct. Popular barn shed and carport colors include red, light grey, charcoal, blue, green, brown, white, ivory, tan and clay.

If you plan to use your building for storing your car, rv, boat or other vehicle, consider adding windows. Functional features like windows can often be added to your building as easily as any other exterior decorative element when you order. Match the look of your existing architecture by matching the shape of the roof, color matching the walls, trim, and the front or back ends of the storage building.

If you use one of our buildings to provide shelter for horses or cattle, we can include venting and insulation options for more effective heating and cooling. Should your storage needs grow, you can easily add-on to your metal buildings over time. Panels can be added later to enlarge the storage building and provide you with even more space to suit your changing needs.

In larger buildings, you can add more walls or dividers to create multiple separated storage spaces. No matter what your storage requirements are, buying a steel or metal building for storage will offer you year round protection and durability for many years. Our Buildings at Barn, Shed, and Carport Direct are just what you need to hold up through all kinds of weather and stay looking great for many years to come!

Jul 16th by bscd-admin

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Benefits of Owning A Carport

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What are the benefits of owning a carport? It’s true you could park your car anywhere you like, but have you ever seen what hail does to vehicle? It’s not a pretty sight, but hail is not the only reason to own a carport, in this week’s blog I am going to point out a few other reasons why a carport is an excellent investment.

Property Value

Your home and its value are important not only while you live there, but also when the time comes to move and sell your property. With all the colors that Barn, Shed and Carport Direct offer to customize your carport it is easy to create a complimentary look that matches your homes color scheme. You can enjoy your carport while you live in the home, and highlight a covered parking area as part of your homes benefits should you decide to sell.

Rain Storms

We mentioned hail which can greatly reduce the aesthetic look and value of your vehicle, but storms also cause other issues. Imagine driving home in the rain with a trunk full of groceries that need to be in the fridge and freezer, it is much nicer to unload groceries under the cover of the carport than it is to try and get those groceries inside in the rain don’t you think? Simply getting into and out of your vehicle with adequate cover is so much nicer on a rainy day when you have a carport to keep you and your loved ones dry and comfortable.

Price & Placement

Building a fully enclosed garage as an addition to your home is often quite expensive and is a hassle when you consider dealing with a construction company for several weeks at a time. A carport is so much easier to install in just an afternoon. In addition you can much more easily move your carport if you decide to expand later, or to add on a shed or other features.

Multiple Uses

Carports can be even handier than a garage when you consider the other possible uses for it. For example many families will use their carport for family get-together and barbecues. We suggest moving picnic tables beneath the shelter and decorating by using tiki torches around the sides and hanging rope lights or party lights along the edges of the carport for a festive and cooler area to gather in the summer months.

Jun 30th by bscd-admin

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Why Choose a Metal Shed

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As summertime arrives many of us are getting back out in the yard to play… I mean work… on our various outdoor projects. We plant gardens, tend to our yards and landscapes, or use the extended daylight to get handy with a project or two to spruce up the ole homestead. Having a shed to store all the tools and supplies we need is vital… so we don’t have to listen to our spouse complaining about all the junk in the closet or the corner of the garage.

So why would you choose a metal shed among all the other choices available on the market? We can name a few like Quality, Durability, Affordability, and those are just some of the reasons why a metal shed just makes sense. Here at Barn, Shed, & Carport Direct we also offer additional benefits like your choice of colors so you can match your home. Metal sheds are quite simply built to last a long time; it’s really hard to go wrong with a metal shed.

In addition to the high quality coat of protective paint that you’re building receives to help and keep it from common problems like rusting; your metal building is not susceptible to the things some wood sheds are. Issues with wood sheds include problems like rats chewing holes in the wood, insect infestations like termites, wood rot or one of many other common lumber problems. When you invest with us your satisfaction is guaranteed at Barn, Shed & Carport Direct; we stand behind every single metal shed that we sell.

Whether you are looking for a small metal building to house just your lawnmower and garden tools or a larger building on a much grander scale that can accommodate several vehicles like boats or even RV’s, odds are that you want and need your new building to be tough and durable enough to withstand the tests of time and weather. Our metal buildings are just what you need to hold up through all kinds of rough weather be it summer or winter and stay looking great for many years to come. Our metal sheds will add plenty of value to your home by providing an affordable space to store all those little odds and ends that you need for your projects.

Now what are you waiting for? It’s time to get out there and have a great summer!

Jun 21st by bscd-admin

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Metal Buildings for Sale

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At Barn, Shed, and Carport Direct we have a wide variety of affordable metal buildings for sale. Over the years, metal buildings have become popular not only in the commercial and residential sector for storage sheds; metal buildings are even being used in the community for building houses as well. Metal buildings offer many benefits and advantages.

Clearly, metal buildings offer many advantages and benefits and that is why they have quickly become so popular in many industries. There are many options offered to customers that are so enticing like; a variety of colors to match existing buildings, the fact that a metal building offers strength and affordability that you cannot get from traditional building construction methods, and much more. Metal buildings also offer many options for usage. You can use metal buildings as:

• Carports
• Airplane hangars
• Camper Storage
• Boat Storage
• Garden sheds
• Recreational Buildings
• Metal Riding Arenas
• Metal School Buildings
• Self-Storage Buildings
• Metal Warehouse Buildings
• And more!

You can choose from a variety of attractive metal building styles and several types of carport styles like the A-frame, Barn, Standard and Deluxe models. Your metal structures can come in a wide range of colors and sizes, simply name what you desire and we are committed to helping you build it to exceed expectations. Popular barn shed and carport colors include red, light grey, charcoal, blue, green, brown, white, ivory, tan and clay.

Metal buildings, since they are of course made of metal, can withstand unfavorable weather conditions like hurricanes, high winds, heavy snow and even earthquakes very well. They are also resistant to termites, creeping, cracks, splitting and rotting.  Metal buildings for sale are much cheaper than traditional buildings, and are easier to maintain.

Using metal as building materials will undoubtedly save those trees in our forests. Aside from these, metal building frames can be recycled if you decide to remove them from your property. So whether you are looking for a smaller building to house your lawnmower and tools or a building on a much grander scale that can accommodate several vehicles, odds are that you want your new building to be tough and durable enough to withstand the tests of time. Our Buildings are just what you need to hold up through all kinds of weather and stay looking great for many years to come.

Give us a call today at (800) 673-9118 or browse our online catalog and order today!

May 23rd by bscd-admin

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Barn Shed Plans

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Do you have Barn Shed Plans? The Barn Shed style is the perfect metal building for farms and country homes, and can add a cheery classic look when added to any home. Imagine all your outdoor clutter compiled into one organized space. Storage sheds will give you that extra space, and at the same time allow you to start parking your cars in the garage again.

If you own a house, at some point the need for extra storage space will soon become quite evident. Arguably the most common solution is to go out and purchase a storage shed from a local home improvement store, but quality usually suffers. There are hundreds of styles and options available when you shop online, but the iconic cherry red barn shed is arguably one of the most popular of them all.

In most cases, storage space is the key requirement a homeowner has, so figure out how much space is needed for you. A very small 4′ x 8′ lean-to style provides sufficient space for small tools, but larger items will of course require a lot more space. I strongly recommend choosing the largest size that you can comfortably afford, one that still blends in with your landscape and leaves yard space.

Is the shed going to play a prominent role in your day to day activities? If so, make sure that you choose a style and options that give you good access and provide adequate lighting. Windows and skylights provide plenty of natural light, but it is common to run electricity to the shed. For easy access, make sure that the doors are at least 34″ wide, as most lawn mowers will easily pass through.

This style consists of an A Frame as the center structure and two A frame style lean to’s on each side. The Barn Style leg height is standard 6′ leg height on the lean to’s and 10′ leg height on the center section. The Barn Style shed also offers the option of enclosing only portions of the building and is available as small as 32 ‘ wide up to a 48′ in width.

For your Barn Shed Plans call Barn, Shed and Carport Direct Serving all of; Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina, Arkansas, Louisiana, Virginia, and Ohio.

For custom work please give us a call at (800) 673-9118 and get your custom building quote today!

May 23rd by bscd-admin

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Metal Farm Buildings, the Right Choice!

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Metal and Steel buildings including barns, sheds and carports are becoming increasingly popular in today’s agricultural farming industry. Sturdy storage structures are a crucial and critical necessity of the farming business. Using metal structures have been growing in today’s trends due to the low prices, longevity of the materials, product itself and the durability of the materials during mother natures twists and turns.

Throughout time, wooden storage barns coated in a darkish red paint have been iconic images most people associate with the perfect, cute, little farm. Moreover, yes, long ago, when metal and steel were the more expensive material to use, wood was the correct choice. However, times have changed; today’s farmers now know the right choice are metal/steel barns and storage sheds. The price of wood has gone up in the last few years and so therefore, the option, which will be easier on the wallet and finances, is metal or steel.

Longevity, a describing word that lots of companies throw out there willie- nillie, but when using it to describe the metals to craft a steel storage shed or barn, it is not, it is true. The elements used to create steel today are leaps and bounds stronger than the materials used in earlier times. Metal storage structures and steel storage buildings can now withstand greater forces of heat, wind, fires and rains. The scientific progression made in the last decade or so has not only changed the steel but has also the revamped the composition of the paint now used to cover the outside of the metal. This new and improved paint is now tougher and can stay rust-proof longer. In addition, the painting process has changed, instead of being simply sprayed on; it is sprayed on and then baked on to insure its longevity.

Mother nature has been having a few good chuckles over the past few years at the Americans expense. She has been leaving a trail of destruction and broken homes in her wake while continuing to show her control. Because of the durability of the metal and the solid foundation in which it is laid upon, a steel barn or shed is less likely to be completely ripped to shreds, which in turn, cost you the farmer, less to replace, refurbish, or rebuild. Not to mention all of the wild fires that have been occurring in the United States make people iffy about purchasing a wooden barn because it will be the fastest to go up in flames.

So when it comes to renovating or just sprucing up the overall look and quality of your farm, go with the percentages, be one of the popular farmers that everyone envy’s. Go with a new metal or steel barn and storage shed. Your equipment, supplies, livestock and overall farming inventory will thank you. Choose metal/steel structures, it is the right choice.

Happy Farming!

If you have any questions about our metal barn products feel free to call one of our representatives today! (912) 850-1853.

Apr 05th by bscd-admin

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