It used to be the iconic representation of the American Farmer: The red wooden barn. But now, as many have found out, they are not only a chore to maintain constantly but also expensive and time consuming to construct. The most valuable asset a farmer has is TIME, after all, and when things encroach on a farmer’s time they make maintaining that delicate balance of work and equipment/building repair nearly impossible to do efficiently. We have compiled a list of the Top Five reasons to get rid of those old wooden structures and replace them with durable, affordable, environmentally friendly STEEL buildings.
5. Treated or not: Wood rots and crumbles.
This may come as a shocker to many of you, but treated lumber is not all it’s cracked up to be. Despite what you may think, treated lumber is not a permanent construction solution. In fact it is often referred to as a ‘prolonged lumber solution’ in some industry articles. Prolonged and Lifetime Guarantee seem to be two different things to me…. Steel buildings can last an awful long time under both pouring rain, blazing hot sunshine, and as far as we can tell – there isn’t a termite in the world that prefers the taste of steel!
4. There’s no need to shingle a steel roof.
Re-shingling a barn may be one of the longest and biggest wastes of your valuable, dry, summer time that can be imagined. Re-shingling a barn means hitting it and getting it done during peak summer growing time, unless you have the thousands necessary to pay someone else to do it. But really, why spend the money on shingles and a staff of college kids to work for your, when you can save it right from the beginning by going with a steel building?