In order to provide their horses with good stable living conditions, farmers and ranchers have a big responsibility. When planning to build or purchase a horse barn, there are several factors to consider. Today, we at AAA Construction Co would like to list benefits of choosing a metal horse barn.
Why Building a Metal Horse Barn is a Great Idea
Durable & Waterproof. To make sure they are healthy, the comfort of your horse is a number one priority. To endure wind and snow, a metal building means that your barn will have that needed strength. The metal won’t crack but will protect horses from extreme weather conditions and natural disasters, all the while providing the horses with comfort.
Safety & Health. To protect your horses, having a steel or metal barn may be the safest structure in addition to being easy to maintain and easy to clean.
Cost Effective & Custom. Based on your requirements and budget, metal horse barns can be customizable. It can be done easily without costing you an arm and a leg if you have plans to increase the size of the barn in the future.
How Do You Maintain a Horse Barn?
Steel Siding. The steel siding is one problem you may face with your metal barn. Your horses may be at risk if you do not take the proper precautions. Because of the horse kicks and abrasions, this presents the risk. Also, consider your paddock areas. Be certain you have the edges covered and no panels are loose. Having steel sheet stall liners is an added safety option.
Steel Roof Panels. In a majority of barn constructions, steel roof panels are used. In order for it to endure wind damage, the steel roof panels need to be securely fastened to the roof framing. Metal roofing has been known to fly off during storms and even injured horses in nearby paddocks. The fasteners on your metal building’s roof are essential. AAA Construction Co make sure that your metal barn is made to last and is secure for all of your needs.
Interior Layout of Metal Barn. Efficiency and safety are vital when designing your barn layout. Horse barns usually have a center isle with stalls down the sides. For having the hay truck, farrier, or any other truck to drive through the barn, the straight aisle is ideal. Especially for smaller barns, there are also a variety of other barn layouts that you may consider. You’ll want to have your tack room(s) and wash stall nearby too as well. If possible, ceilings should be at least 8ft high, and higher in the aisle. Because it is highly flammable, some people believe that hay should be stored in a separate container, which makes this controversial topic among equestrians. Having a separate hay storage area, may not be possible in the smaller barns. Just be sure that your hay is stored in a well-ventilated area.