Costs Savings Abound with Metal Horse BarnsThose that have experience with wooden barns are likely aware of their particular shortcomings. These structures begin decaying from the moment they’re constructed. As a result, owners must regularly maintain their wooden structures to keep them sturdy and safe. This includes an abundance of painting, sanding, and the replacing of boards and roofing panels. Metal buildings are some of the most cost-effective construction methods available on the market. They’re durable, fully customizable, and engineered to last for years. They’re also naturally resistant to moisture, mold, pests, and even fire! These qualities alone make them a fantastic choice of shelter for your horses and equipment. Metal buildings are also incredibly versatile! They function well in almost any setting, from applications like residential equipment sheds to large agricultural warehouses. The Many Benefits of Metal Horse BarnsOn the surface, many of the advantages of owning a steel horse barn may seem apparent. They’re made of steel, after all! But these buildings possess a ton of beneficial qualities that might not immediately meet the eye. Some of these include: Flexibility – Steel buildings are adaptable to many different applications, from residential uses like workshops and equipment sheds to sizeable industrial warehouse facilities. This flexibility allows you to adapt your new building to your exact needs. Safety – Our metal buildings are some of the safest structures known to man. Steel is naturally strong yet flexible enough to handle some of the worst weather events Mother Nature can dish out. Steel is even the building material of choice for withstanding seismic events! Low-Maintenance – Prefab metal horse barns require very little maintenance. This will save you money each time you won’t have to shell out for paint, repairs, or roof replacements. Affordability – Steel horse barns can be installed at a fraction of the cost compared to similarly-sized wooden buildings. By combining affordability with sheer resiliency, steel buildings are, hands down, one of the most economical building options available. Longevity – A factor so important that it bears repeating! Our metal buildings are engineered to last for years through heavy rains, winds, snows, and earthquakes. They’re resistant to rust and moisture damage and require very little upkeep throughout their lifespan. Popular Sizes for Metal Horse BarnsFor horse owners and enthusiasts, finding a shelter for their animals requires plenty of space. Horses need ample room to comfortably move around, lay down, and play. To help give you an idea of what size building you require, you may benefit from seeing some of our most popular size options. 20×46 horse barn – A 20’x46’ horse shelter offers plenty of room to comfortably stable one or two horses. Assuming a stall size of at least 12’x12’, the dimensions of this building can adequately fit one or more stalls while still offering enough space for equipment. 36×21 horse barn – This building size offers a little more room and could comfortably accommodate two or three horses with plenty of spare room to work with them. 36×36 horse barn – A 36’x36’ horse barn is more square-shaped in its footprint, with plenty of square footage for several horses and their equipment. 42×36 horse barn – This building size is perfect for several horse stalls and provides plenty of additional room for equipment or storage. 48×31 horse barn – A wider option, this building size offers plenty of room for housing both horses and larger farming equipment. 44×51 horse barn – A 44’x51’ building will be large enough to house several larger animals and accommodate transportation equipment like horse trailers. 36×71 horse barn – The longest metal horse barn for sale in this list, a 36’x71 metal building comes in at over 2500 square feet of interior space. This is more than enough room to comfortably house numerous horses. Customize Your Metal Horse Barn!Horse enthusiasts know their animals have special needs, and finding adequate shelter isn’t always a one-size-fits-all scenario. And that’s okay! Our metal buildings can be customized in many ways! You can easily change your building’s dimensions, color, roof style, windows and doors, and more! This allows you to design your building exactly the way you want it. Need room for extra stalls? That’s no problem! Want an overhang to shade your horses from the sun? We can do that too! There’s no end to the customization options available to you with premium metal horse barns from Garage Buildings. And the aesthetics aren’t the only customizable aspects of your new metal building! For owners that live in areas that experience harsh winds and storms, you can reinforce your structure with thicker gauge steel. In fact, our buildings are engineered to meet or exceed the ratings for wind, rain, snow, and seismic activity in almost every state in the U.S.! Considerations Before Installing Your Metal Horse BarnBefore installing your new metal building, there are several things you may want to consider to ensure a streamlined install. Some of these include: Barn Location – Where you choose to install your barn is crucial! You will want to make certain your building is placed on high ground free from water runoff and flooding during storms. Additionally, you will want to make certain that you have ample room around your structure. To accomplish this, you will need to allow for at least 3′ of clear space around the exterior of your structure. Barn Size and Stalls – One of the most crucial aspects of purchasing a new horse barn is making sure that it’s large enough to accommodate your animals! You will want plenty of extra square footage for saddling, brushing, and caring for your horses. This includes designing your building with enough stalls! Adding extra will give you abundant space should you decide to expand in the future. Certifications – As we’ve mentioned previously, metal buildings from Garage Buildings are designed to pass or exceed the load-bearing ratings in most states. These certifications prove that your new structure is capable of withstanding the harshest of weather in your region. Codes and Permits – When building any new structure, it’s essential to work closely with local building officials to ensure that your project is safe and properly permitted. Failure to do so can result in significant fines and even removal of the building entirely. Site Prep – Before installation, you will want to ensure that your build site is clear and level. If you choose to have an asphalt or concrete foundation, it must be fully cured prior to construction. Water and Electricity – If you intend to install plumbing and electricity in your horse barn, you’ll need to have this aspect planned and ready to go before installation. To ensure your safety and the safety of our installation crews, we request that you carefully inspect and mark any exposed wires or cables at your build site. Metal Horse Barn KitsAre you the handyman in your family? Do you have experience in construction? If this sounds familiar, you may be interested in our premium metal horse barn kits! These building kits come with everything you’d find in our standard metal barns, but you receive a discount for installing it yourself! Our metal building kits are the perfect solution for those who want to save money or take on a DIY project themselves! Insurance for Your Metal Horse BarnDid you know that property insurance prices are expected to rise between 10%-30%? Insurance companies often base their rates on the environmental risks involved with each type of structure. And this is where steel buildings shine. Metal structures are inherently resistant to water damage, rust, mold, and even fire! In fact, they can resist temperatures up to 1200 degrees Fahrenheit! The combination of these strengths often makes steel buildings cheaper to insure than stick-built alternatives. Choose Garage Buildings for Your New Metal Horse Barn!Garage Buildings is proud to provide customers with strong, durable metal buildings and superior customer service. Our metal structures are ideally suited for almost any use, from residential applications to large-scale warehouses. And there’s no better application than a quality-built place to house your horses and equestrian equipment! Customize your horse barn to suit your exact needs! Easily change dimensions, walls, roofs, stalls, and more! We have a dedicated team of building experts that can help walk you through the process from concept to installation! The only limit is your budget and your imagination! Give us a call today at +1 (888) 234-0475 and let us help you find the metal building of your dreams!