Steel Horse Barns: Happy Horses = Happy Owners!
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Safe and flexible pre-engineered steel has transformed the horse barn market with the best equestrian structures available today. Steel lets you put the safety of your animals first, and eliminates problems related to moisture, mould, rotting, pests, infestation, and horse cribbing.
Flexible steel panels protect against chewing and won’t break from horse kicks. Standard sizes let you plan and customize your barn with additional features such as stalls, an office, or washroom.
And since steel frames are fireproof and made to withstand extreme weather, you’ll protect your horses for years to come.
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Detailed below are some of the most important features and benefits associated with modern metal buildings:
Your horses are more than possessions. They have value beyond money. They are a part of you and of your family. And you wish to provide the best in shelter and protection for them as you would any other member of your family. In recent decades, Pre-engineered Steel Buildings have risen to the top of the preferred types of structures for equestrian housing. By choosing a steel horse barn, you are also placing the safety of your animals first. Consider the reasons why:
The advent of the pre-engineered steel barn has effectively transformed the horse barn market. Award-winning equestrian author Cindy Hale notes that in times past “it used to be that owners had few choices when constructing a home for their horses. Designs were generally limited to the tried-and-true Plain Jane pole barn….These structures were sturdy for a while, but quickly became quaint and rickety. With advances in pre-engineered modular buildings, creativity in design, and horse-friendly materials, today’s horse owners can now have the barn of their dreams in just a couple of stress-free days.”1
For Cindy, today’s steel barns were a revelation. Like her, anyone with experience with old wooden barns is familiar with numerous threats to wood structures such as moisture, mold, rot, and pest infestation, and what they can do to a horse barn. By contrast, all of these issues are virtually nonexistent in a steel building. For that reason, manufacturers don’t hesitate to warrant pre-engineered metal horse barns to be free of material defects for 20 to 40 years.
Pre-engineered steel barns cost less, erect faster, last longer, and place the safety of your horses first. They are more flexible, highly customizable, and less costly to expand. This last point is especially important to folks who envision their equestrian housing needs to grow over time. An article in Horse and Rider magazine made this observation: “The barn is actually a modular building with custom features, such as the porch and combination tack/feed room. Because the modules come in standard sizes, others can be added later if additional features such as more stalls, a washroom, or an office are wanted.”2
Because today’s steel building components are pre-engineered, pre-fabricated, and pre-cut to size, expansion is nearly as easy as construction. In fact, if you know that you will be adding on in the future, let your manufacturer know during the design process and the components in your horse barn can be pre-engineered for your specific expansion plans.
*According to the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies Barn Fire Safety Fact Sheet (https://www.cfhs.ca), regardless of the building material employed, you will still want to take precautions against fire dangers within your barn, and the period of initial building construction is the most economical time to install sprinkler and alarm systems.
1 From the article, “Modular Barns—Make the Most out of Modular, Pre-engineered Barns,” by Cindy Hale for HorseChannel.com, July 14, 2005.
2 From the article, “First Barn,” by Rebecca Overton for Horse and Rider magazine, December 2006.