As a horse lover, you want the best for your equine family members. Many horse owners, or aspiring horse owners, grapple with the question of which type of material would be the best choice for a horse barn. There are a couple different options when constructing new horse barns. The traditional choice has typically been wood, but due to great strides in the manufacturing process, steel horse barns and farm buildings are quickly gaining popularity.
Reasons for the Growing Popularity of Metal Horse Barns
While both wood and steel horse barns will provide adequate shelter for your horses in the short term, there are some distinct advantages to choosing a metal barn. Here are some of the top reasons to consider purchasing a steel barn for your horses:
Cleaner, Healthier Environment—Horse barns and horse stalls made of steel are easier to keep clean than wooden ones. Steel barns are not prone to cracking and warping, which reduces the likelihood of gaps forming where moisture can enter to create a dank, moldy environment. This allows barn owners to keep stalls, feed, tack, and other supplies clean and dry.
Strength to Withstand Severe Weather—Small horse barns and sprawling riding arenas alike must be able to stand up to Mother Nature’s fury to keep your horses safe and dry. By choosing a high-quality 12- or 14-gauge steel, your building will be able to stand up to the weather typical in your local area. Whether it is high winds, heavy snowfall, or driving rain, horse barns made with a low gauge steel are manufactured to handle harsh weather and maintain structural integrity. Wood, on the other hand, will begin to be compromised over time, causing warping, cracks, and structural issues.
Virtually Maintenance-Free Enjoyment—Galvanized steel prefab horse barns provide horse owners with years of use without the time-consuming upkeep involved with wood barns. Metal barns are easy to clean with soap, water, and a pressure washer and do not need repainting every couple of years since the custom color is applied to the steel during the manufacturing process. Even if the barn experiences a scratch in the paint, touch-ups are fast and easy.
Barns Central is committed to providing a safe, clean, and happy home for your horses for years to come. Whether you are in the market for a small horse barn, a Seneca barn, a Carolina barn, or any other type of metal barn or agricultural building, we’ve got what you are looking for. Contact us today to learn more about our barns or to begin customizing your new metal horse barn.