Looking to build a new barn for your property? Whether you own large agricultural facilities or a small-scale farm at home, you can benefit from building your barn with pre-fabricated steel! Building a metal barn can mean lower costs up-front and in the long-run, as well as lesser liabilities. You can also erect metal barns faster and make your barn more versatile if you construct with pre-engineered steel.
Although wooden barns are common and have been a standard for agricultural construction for a very long time, we are excited to announce pre-engineered steel as an alternative option for barn construction. We have confidence that it will turn the hearts of many from wood for barn construction due to the many advantages it offers over wood. We also know that with the flexibility of steel for construction, an attractive visual aesthetic can be achieved in a metal barn for your agricultural facility just as much as with a wooden barn, if not more so.
Image Building Systems has an expert team of builders who work with agricultural clients all throughout Arizona. Let us offer you some insight into building a metal barn, and some comparisons between wooden vs steel barns that may persuade you that steel for agricultural construction is your best choice!
Building a Metal Barn: Wooden Vs Steel Barns
You may have noticed, but steel construction has grown in popularity and widespread use throughout the years. It commonly makes its appearance in industrial settings, commercial buildings, storage and recreational spaces, and even for residential use. You may be curious what makes pre-manufactured steel so good for construction in all of these contexts. Perhaps you haven’t yet considered the reasons why steel construction like this may be a great option for your own purposes as well. We can show you a few reasons steel is very good for your project as a construction option, and how you can save money finding the material you need to build.
Building a barn can not only provide a sheltered space where you can keep animals or store equipment but it can also add value to your property. Although traditional wooden barns are always an option, you may want to look into building a metal barn instead. Here are some of the benefits of using metal for a barn instead of wood:
1. Lower construction costs.
Metal barns tend to be cheaper to construct than those that are made of wood. This is especially true if you buy a prefabricated kit. Not only are the building materials generally cheaper but so are the labor costs. Likewise, even after the barn is constructed, metal buildings are usually far less expensive to maintain and insure. That means that your ongoing costs for a metal barn will likely also be cheaper than those for a wooden barn.
Cost-effective barns and construction are important for agricultural industries. Saving money on a barn that is durable and long-lasting in both up-front costs and long-run expenses could be invaluable for you as you are considering your options for constructing your barn. The cost benefits of a metal barn include lower material costs, lower labor costs (due to quicker construction), lower maintenance costs, lower insurance costs (because of the lessened risk of constructing with metal), and the cost-effectiveness of the barns versatile design.
2. Faster construction times.
Metal buildings tend to be extremely fast and easy to set up. The pieces and parts are created ahead of time in a factory and shipped to your location. They are all designed to fit perfectly with one another. As a result, it is simply a matter of assembling the pieces after they arrive on site. This is generally a lot faster than having to cut building materials to size when you build a barn out of wood. Not only are metal buildings faster to construct but they also generally are easier to put up since there is very little measuring or cutting involved.
Not only are metal barns quicker to construct than wooden ones, Image Building Systems has a great, experienced team who can build a metal barn on the best and quickest time-frame you’ll find. The expertise and access to resources our team has mean that you’ll have a top-quality metal barn, and you’ll have it completed in almost no time! This gives you advantageous convenience for your construction schedule. Your barn will be there right on time, ready to go and completed when you need it.
Since steel construction is fast to erect, there won’t be holdups or complications during the construction process due to weather. If you are looking to construct a building for your business, organization, or community, pre-engineered metal buildings can give you the great quality, flexible design, and durability you need in a quick, convenient time frame. Steel is good for construction if you are in a time crunch. Your building will be there, ready for you and fully functional right on time when you need it. If you have a tight schedule for constructing your building, pre-engineered metal construction could be a particularly strategic option for you.
3. Less maintenance.
All that you have to do is drive down a country road to see that wooden barns generally don’t age well. Chances are, you will pass at least a few barns that are sagging in the middle and look as if they are about to fall down. This is what happens to wood as it is exposed to the weather over time. The wood itself can rot and deteriorate, weakening the structure until it eventually collapses.
Metal buildings, on the other hand, tend to do a much better job of resisting the elements. They won’t rot or mold like wooden barns. Additionally, they can usually withstand higher wind speeds and other more severe weather events than barns that are made from wood. They are more fire resistant as well, taking a lot of the risks out of owning a barn and reducing the cost of insuring your building for a great long-term money saving benefit.
Reducing your maintenance, as well as energy use and cost of power to operate your facility are just a few of the ways steel benefits you. Steel is also reusable and recyclable material; more than 80 million tons of steel are estimated to be recycled per year. Because steel can be completely recycled, our buildings are sustainable and are very good for furthering waste-free construction. You can save money on construction and operating your facility at the same time as you can lighten your environmental conscience with the knowledge that you have one of the most eco-friendly construction options out there.
We want to give you the guarantee that our service and product quality will never be second-rate. Quality matters to construction, and it matters to us. Our buildings are reliable, durable, and sturdy. You will be amazed at their long lifespan and minimal need for maintenance, which can be a major convenience for you! Our steel manufacturers are trusted and known for their quality material. We have access to some of the best building material in the world, and we optimize the material we use to maximize its use and waste nothing. Furthermore, the material is some of the most inexpensive and widely available building material out there. This makes visual design affordable and flexible for you.
4. Metal barns are versatile.
Adding onto a metal barn is generally easier and less expensive than adding onto a wooden barn. That means that if you need to expand in the future, it is a lot easier to do it if you have a metal building in place. This provides a lot of versatility in terms of your ability to grow and adapt as your needs change. One of the great things about owning an agricultural facility is the potential for yours to grow, and grow substantially! We love seeing those in the agricultural industry succeed greatly, setting high goals and achieving beyond what they had imagined they expected. Steel construction makes this even more within reach.
Having the freedom to change the way you operate your barn and industry can be a great advantage to you. Whether you have specific plans in mind for your industries expansion and transformation, or you’re not sure yet what to expect in the coming years, a metal barn gives you greater flexibility to work with if and when major changes arise.
We are generally accustomed to the way a wooden barn looks and feels. They have an aesthetic that is so long-established, it can be hard to imagine a farm without a classic wooden barn. Thankfully, with the advancement of steel construction, it is possible to build a barn with a similar aesthetic that requires a lot less effort to maintain. Having a steel barn can also give your agricultural facility a long-lasting, fresh look that testifies of the quality work your facility does.
Were you worried that steel might not be good for your project or might not give you the aesthetic you were looking for? That it might be flimsy and unable to hold up under the harsh weather you experience in your climate? That it might take too long or cost too much to construct for your project? That it would be heavy and cumbersome to build? Fear no more, you have no limitations when it comes to steel construction. We can build stronger, more affordable, more versatile structures in a faster timeframe. We can also design any aesthetic you have in mind, and customize your building to fit your functional and visual needs in any context.
There’s almost nothing you can’t use a space inside a metal structure for! Having the flexibility and versatility a metal structure offers means you can adapt to situations as needed. It’s useful to have this freedom, irregardless of whether your structure is for commercial use, for your community, or for residential purposes. Metals lightweight properties make it an easy, flexible choice that is very good for being used to construct just about anything imaginable, while maintaining a structurally sound building.
Using Steel for Agricultural Construction on Your Property
There are many benefits associated with using metal for a barn instead of wood. It is worth carefully considering both options before deciding which choice is right for your needs. Spend some time exploring the various prefabricated metal barns that are currently on the market to see if any of them are a good fit for your property.
It’s time to hire a steel construction contractor for your next project! You can’t go wrong with a pre-engineered steel structure, and after seeing all the benefits metal for construction can offer you, you have every reason to invest in this great option today. Our team is here and ready to design and build a steel structure we know you’ll love and benefit from for years and years to come. Make an investment in steel construction today, we know you’ll never go back to traditional construction once you experience the difference for yourself.
Now that you have seen the differences of wooden vs steel barns and the benefits of using steel for agricultural construction, you may want a metal barn of your own. Contact Image Building Systems to find out what options are available to you, and find out why so many clients in Arizona trust us for their agricultural architecture needs!
Agriculture is an important part of our nations economy and culture. It has been relied on by societies for nearly all time, and it never ceases to develop and advance as our communities grow and progress. One factor of pre-engineered steel that we love is how much it revolutionizes agriculture, opening up new possibilities to farms and ranches in terms of both functionality and capacity for operating. With pre-engineered construction, we can guarantee that your agricultural facility will be ready for the scale of work you need and any type of work you take on, keeping up with the growth of your company and the general industry of agriculture and giving you the upper hand.
At Image Building Systems we have 14 years of experience designing, constructing, and erecting metal buildings. Our best source of business remains repeat customers. We know when we complete a building, we are not just handing over a set of keys, we are writing another line in our history. Each building is a promise of craftsmanship to our customers.
We are proud to be able to present every client with a long-standing example of our workmanship and skill. Every building will tell its own story of excellence through diligent planning, attention to detail, careful construction, and timely completion. It is our joy and our honor to be able to offer great service and a lasting product to our clients, and we value every opportunity to help them design and erect a new reflection of great construction and ingenious architectural design.
No matter the type of construction done, the use of the building, or the context for designing a structure, we believe every client should get the best construction work and quality building available to them. We are happy to work with clients in all kinds of contexts to ensure they have access to great construction in any circumstance. Are you looking for construction on a project? We take every project seriously, and pay close attention to the needs of every customer.
The agility and flexibility of steel barns means you have what you need right when you need it, and it will remain as little or as much time as you need, being structurally sound and durable (more so than a wooden barn!) and easy to change up or modify if this is needed instead. Let us show you all the benefits a steel barn can give your agricultural facility. We promise, you won’t want to go back to a wooden barn again!
If you are an agricultural worker, we want you to know that we appreciate the work you do, and recognize how crucial it is to the economy and communities we all rely on. We want you to know that we are here to support you in every way, and we want to offer you agricultural construction solutions that will make your work much better and more profitable for you than ever. Reducing the costs and time it takes to operate agricultural structures such as a barn can mean a lot to agricultural production, and we want to optimize this for you. Let us enhance your agricultural industry today, and you can find out what a new steel barn can mean for your farm or ranch.
Whether you’re building a commercial establishment, an industrial facility, a manufacturing plant, a recreational institution, an agricultural structure, or a residential building, you want a solid foundation you can rely on. We have you covered, and the affordable, energy-saving, cost-effective, construction we do takes less time and is durable, giving you a structure you can trust and use for just about any purpose. Talk to Image Building Systems today, let us show you how pre-manufactured construction with metal can be the perfect fit for your construction needs.