Types of Metal Barns
Small Metal Barns & Metal Barn Garage
As engineering advances, the differences between small pole barns vs metal garages has narrowed. Small metal barns are effectively the same as metal garages, though their usage often differs. What you use your building for is up to you. We’re just here to make sure your new barn (or large garage) is strong, tough, and priced efficiently.
Metal Barns for Horses and Livestock
From a single horse to an entire herd, horses need a safe place to rest. Metal barns for horses or livestock offer that safety with unmatched stability, and our steel structures come in whatever size you need. These animals are important, so let the strength of steel and size of our customizable metal barns for sale protect and provide well deserved ease of mind.
Metal Barns with Living Quarters
Metal barns with living quarters have grown in popularity in recent years. These buildings fulfill a wide range of needs and keep you close to the action. Our metal barns can be tall enough for a raised apartment or large enough for partitioned living quarters. We can provide permit assistance services to streamline the building process even more.
Steel Riding Arena
Large, open metal barn buildings are the modern day standard for riding arenas. Clear span design (structures with support beams exclusively on the outer walls) allow for the safe and exciting riding intended for these buildings. Alpha Structures clear span metal barns go up to 70’ wide by any length. Our team maximizes square footage for any budget and streamlines construction. That way, you can focus on enjoying your new steel riding area.
Metal Building Sizes
Width is the primary factor in building size. Our clear span custom metal buildings can be up to 70 feet wide and as long as you need. Wider buildings are also possible with interior support beams.
12’ - 24’ wide
Support beams on the outer walls every 5 feet (excluding doors). Clear span option available. No length restriction.
25’ - 70’ wide
Support beams on the outer walls every 4 feet (excluding doors). Clear span option available. No length restriction. A heavier metal gauge truss allows for extra width without the need for center support beams or compromising structural integrity.
Common Building Sizes
If you’re not sure of the exact building size you’ll need, no problem. We work with property owners everyday to nail down the perfect balance between square footage and price for them. To get you started, here are a few examples for common custom metal building sizes.
20x20 metal building
2 car garage with limited storage space
20x30 metal building
2 car garage with additional space of lawn mower and other equipment
24x30 metal building
Large 2 car garage with extra walking space or a back room
30x30 metal building
Large hobby or small business workshop
40x60 metal building
Barn for 4-6 horses or business workshop
50x100 metal building
Industrial warehouse or commercial building
Building Materials and Certifications
Steel Building Barn
The balance of weight, strength, and price makes steel the easy choice for large buildings today. Our metal barns for sale across the country utilize steel to meet local building codes and last for decades without breaking the bank. Customize your new steel building barn to meet your needs, and we’ll take care of the rest.
Trusses and support beams are 14 gauge double coated galvanized steel. In wider building designs, 12 gauge trusses may be necessary. Weight-bearing framing is guaranteed to last 20 years without developing any rust (ask about our rust warranty for details).
Roof and Wall Panels
We offer a variety of metal panels ranging in size, ribbing, and color to best fit the structure. These panels are rated to last at least as long as the framing. More importantly, our installation teams use vertical siding, which ensures the building will be strong..
Building codes vary across different regions, and we know exactly what each state requires. Our buildings can withstand 120mph wind gusts and 20psf of snow load. Even if your local codes require additional strength, we will meet or exceed them.
We don’t work directly with local building inspection offices, but we make the process easy for you. Our team will provide all the required documents to get your building permit on the first submission. We pride ourselves on making our customers and inspectors happy with our attention to detail.
Why Alpha Structures?
You want a metal building that’s tough enough to withstand the test of time and mother nature. You also want a builder that’s easy to work with and responsive to your questions.
Our team will work closely with you throughout the entire process to make sure you are confident and comfortable with the final design. You’ll receive a 3D model of your building before we start work, making sure it satisfies your vision.
We focus on the people we serve just as much as the buildings we put together.
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DEALERS ACROSS THE U.S.
Building codes vary across different regions,and we know exactly what each state requires.Our buildings can withstand 140mph wind gustsand 35psf of snow load. Our structures inCalifornia are rated 120mph and 20psf. Even ifyour local codes require additional strength, wewill meet or exceed them.
Get a Quote.
A custom metal barn may be the perfect structure for your livestock, events, or other specialized needs. Speak with one of our sales specialists, and we will help you find the right balance between size, options, and price.