Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Different Types of Barns and Their Uses

Barns Ensure Ultimate Protection for Your Valuable Assets
When planning to buy barns, you should make it a point to learn about the different types of barns and their uses. Search for dealers offering reliable and durable barns that suit your needs, and are within your means.  A reliable distributor will install your barn in perfect compliance with the building codes in your area. You can ask for certified or uncertified structures according to your specific requirements.

A Look at the Varieties of Barns
Barns serve different purposes – they can be storage barns, livestock sale barns / livestock barns and horse barns. Here is a look at the different types of barns:

Pole barns – These structures have framing systems built of wood roof trusses that are connected to the sidewall posts. The siding and roofing is supported by roof purlins, wall girts and wall headers. Pole barns are the most economical barn designs and can be used to house your horses, as a garage or for storage purposes. They can be upgraded according to your requirements.

Post and beam barns – These are built of heavy wooden timbers. The beams are joined together using carved wood joinery or metal. Post and beam barns can be designed for simple storage purposes; as horse barns; or as functional barns to park tractors and cars. Barns available in different sizes also provide convenient space for outdoor parties and family reunions. Post and beam barns have a distinctive look and at the same time can withstand extreme weather conditions.
Modular barns – These are barns completely or partially built in the factory and later installed on site. These can be used as portable horse barns and small storage barns. Modular barns are reasonably priced and made available quickly.
Steel barns – These types of barns are made of durable steel. Steel barns or metal barns can be used as storage barns, livestock barns, indoor riding arenas, aircraft hangars and industrial units. Such constructions are strong, termite proof, resistant to fire, and cost efficient. 

Based on style, barns can be classified as
• Gable barns with triangular shape
• Gambrel Barn with double slope on each side of the roof
• Bank barn built on an irregular surface or on the side of a hill
• Monitor barns with the center part of the roof raised from the main roof

All these barns feature unique look, security and strength. They are used for safe storage of valuables and also serve as churches, shops, stores, and residential buildings. 

How to Find Distributors of Reliable Barns
Established dealers provide online product catalog which helps clients select a design that most caters to their requirements. They usually have a good workforce to help install your barn on time. Such distributors also provide free shipping and installation. Try to select branded barns to ensure safety, durability and reliability. Understand the different types of barns and their uses so that you can purchase one that is just ideal for your needs.

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