Our Metal Barns Styles
At AA Metal Buildings, we are proud to offer a wide array of different barn options to suit any need. These barns come in an extensive variety of sizes and feature tons of customization potential. You can easily change the dimensions, add framing reinforcements, and even pick roofing styles!
It’s important for you to find the right building type for your needs. To help make the process a little more straightforward, we’ve put together some of our most popular barn types:
1. Regular Roof Barns
This beautiful, stable (pun intended) barn features our regular roof with curved edges. This roof is best suited to areas that don’t see extreme wind or snowy weather, so if you’re worried about location and climate, talk to one of our experts about upgrading to a reinforced roof. Custom options allow this barn to have space for your horses, their trailer, and office space.
2. A-Frame Roof Barns
If your barn faces seasonal high winds, an A-frame roof barn is an excellent choice. Our A-frame roofs closely resemble traditional house roofs, with horizontally placed panels, and a sharp roof peak. This roofing style offers quite a bit more protection from heavy winds but doesn’t stand up as well for areas that experience a lot of rain. If your location regularly sees high winds and torrential rainfall, you want a vertical roof.
3. Vertical Roof Barns
The strongest roof in our collection, the vertical roof is reinforced with steel components such as the hat channel and ridge cap for superior durability. Expertly certified to withstand high winds and heavy snow loads, the vertical roof is the strongest steel roof in the industry!
4. Horse Barns
A metal barn is the safest structure for your beloved horses. Rated with the highest Type I rating from the International Building Code (IBC) for fire-resistance, steel is also prized for withstanding rot and mildew. It’s engineered without the use of toxic chemicals and won’t ever leech dangerous particulates into the air, thus, providing better indoor air quality than timber structures. Thanks to the incredible clear span design, you’ll have plenty of space for indoor riding and training.
5. Raised Centre Style Barns
The stylish Raised Barn from AA Metal Buildings is named for its obvious, raised center section. Featuring a vaulted center raised above the side roofs by several feet, this barn has space for your hayloft, a walkthrough, or room for that extra tall tractor you need to store. Backed by our standard warranties, you can be confident that this barn will last a lifetime.
6. Continuous Roof Style Barns
The continuous roof barn is designed with long paneling, unlike the drop-down barns seen in other parts of our inventory. Customize it with garage doors, lean-to sides, walkouts, or windows. This barn’s sleek, modern appearance will bring your farmyard into the 21st century.
7. Traditional Barns
Charm your neighbors with our elegant white J-trim and red galvanized panels! You can have all the aesthetics of an old-world structure with all the benefits of modern architecture. Pest-resistant, fire-resistant, non-corrosive steel is the best choice for every barn owner.
8. Red Barns
Your traditional farmyard won’t be complete without the addition of a red barn. Our premium paint on galvanized panels will stand the test of time and weather; your new barn will be crimson and bright for decades! While other paints fade and peel, our methods are backed by a confidence warranty. You can rely on the traditional beauty of a red barn from AA Metal Buildings.
Why Farmers Prefer Metal Barns
- Flexibility – Our barns are built with clear span architecture, meaning that no interior pillars will limit your use of the space. Create paddocks or feed storage or living quarters for your trainer! House tractors or keep a greenhouse; the point is, whatever you choose, you’ll have the space to do it in your new metal barn from AA Metal Buildings!
- Equine safety – Indoor air quality, fire safety, and pest resistance are only a few of the reasons metal structures are the best choice for horses! Your animals will love the energy-efficient seal on our barns. No more chilly drafts through rotting wooden boards!
- Cost-Effectiveness – Both in initial cost and long-term value, nothing beats the steel structures from AA Metal Buildings!
- Minimal maintenance – Your budget will love the ongoing low maintenance of our metal barns. You’ll never pay for power washing, wood rot repairs, or shingle damage again!
- Termite resistance – Consider your pest bills a thing of the past! Termites can’t make a dent in our high-quality steel.
Metal Barns vs. Wooden Barns: Which is the Best Option for You?
2021, the cost of lumber rose 30% in just three months! As mills around the country shuttered or slowed, timber construction became prohibitively expensive. Metal buildings, on the other hand, have consistently been more cost-effective, per square foot, than their stick-built counterparts.
Time is money, and metal buildings can be installed 30%-50% faster than an old-school wood building. When your business or farm is ready for its next venture, you don’t have months to wait for a barn. Lead times in the metal building industry are as low as six weeks!
Wood buildings disintegrate, suffer from rot, and crumble over the course of twenty years. Steel frames are built to last a lifetime, require minimal upkeep, and won’t ever invite pests to feast.
Utilities and workshops will be safe in the fire-resistant metal interior. You can rest assured your crops will be housed in the energy-efficient climate of your steel barn. Where wood will rot and mold, metal will last for decades.
Preparing for Your Purchase: Get Ready for a Metal Barn
Once you’ve fallen in love with the perfect barn, you may feel overwhelmed by the preparation process. There are a lot of factors to consider! Our friendly professionals are here to help you every step of the way. From zoning codes to anchors, from permits to soil surveys, we’re here to provide encouragement and expert advice.
First, call your local building office. Depending on their requirements, you may need to purchase a particular model. Some counties have restrictions on height, width, or material. Ask your local inspector for a point-by-point plan to efficiently navigate the process, so you can obtain any necessary permits quickly.
Second, consider your farm’s unique needs. Should your barn be near water for the livestock? Will a soil engineer need to survey the site and tamp the soil? Some other considerations:
- Do you have any items that can turn sour if stored in the open air?
- How much do you have in your budget for barn maintenance?
- What are the climate conditions in your area? Will they affect which roof you should use?
- What special permission does your area require for metal barns? (Get those permits!)
Finally, see what your site has to say about foundations and choose the best one for you and your barn. Have a professional pour your concrete or have your gravel delivered early so that it can settle. Ensure that all debris is cleared away from your site before installation day.