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Need A Metal Barn, Metal Building, or Metal Garage?
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Here at Elephant Structures, we pride ourselves on providing customers with everything they need to buy the best metal buildings, steel barns, carports and garages in the industry. This step-by-step buying guide will assist you with your purchase. If you have any additional questions, feel free to give us a call or simply email us; we’d be proud to have you as a customer. Okay, so let’s start the process: First, metal barns can be customized from a basic vehicle cover to a fully-enclosed, fully-insulated structure. In fact, many of the barns we sell have been used for farm and tractor storage as well as beautifully finished horse stables; the uses really are endless. To help customers with the buying process, Elephant Structures developed its patent-pending BuildID™ system to make the selection process simple and easy to understand. Throughout our website, Elephant will provide you with photos, definitions, and a thorough explanation of the various options.
Metal Barn Roof Styles
The frame of the steel barn is always one foot shorter than the length of the roof you select. Make sure when ordering your structure that you consider this. In terms of style, we have a basic regular roof (round roof on our County Barn), an A-Frame roof (boxed-eave roof on our Ridgeline Metal Barn), and a vertical roof on our Valley Barn and optional on our Ridgeline Barn. All color options are available on any style roof. While the roof selection is a personal decision based on aesthetics and budgets, we would like to point out the various benefits of each:
Our standard regular roof features horizontal panels which run from front-to-back. Because the regular roof style requires the least complicated construction, it is our most economical choice. It is important to note that we recommend that buildings longer than 36 feet should upgrade to a vertical roof.
A-Frame / Boxed-Eave Roof
The A-Frame style roof features horizontal panels which run from front-to-back and a boxed-eave trim covering the interior eave-side of the truss for a finished look. This gives your metal barn sharper angles.
While this is similar to the A-Frame style roof, the vertical roof is our premium offering and includes additional framing for added strength and durability. The roof panels are vertically oriented and run from the ridge cap (or peak) down to the eave-side. This is the best roof option that we offer as it allows snow, water, leaves, and other debris to easily run down and off of your building. The vertical roof is recommended on all metal barns that have excessive snow load requirements and especially on buildings over 36’ long.
1. COUNTY BARN
The County Barn uses the regular roof style and is highly desired for horse barns, horse stables, and tack barns. However, the County Barn is not limited to these uses. Lots of customers use the County Barn to store vintage cars or even large farm equipment. Click here to customize a County Barn for your needs.Build A County Barn
2. RIDGELINE BARN
The Ridgeline barn comes standard with an A-Frame (boxed-eave) roof, but may be upgraded to a Vertical roof which is recommended on roof lengths over 36’. The Ridgeline Barn is ideal for any use. Consider the Ridgeline Barn for your next garage, woodworking shop, motorcycle storage, vintage car storage, farm equipment storage, machine shop, motorhome storage, RV cover, boat cover, racecar shop, and so much more. Click here to customize a Ridgeline Barn for your needs.
3. VALLEY BARN
The Valley Barn, also commonly referred to as a Seneca Barn, uses the vertical roof style and is typically used for larger buildings. If you are looking for an affordable building for your manufacturing business, the Valley Barn is a great option with a low cost per square foot. Click here to customize a Valley Barn for your needs.Build A Valley Barn
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Compare our unique County, Ridgeline, and Valley metal building styles.
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Metal Barns, Metal Buildings, Metal Garages by Elephant Barns®
The Perfect Metal Barn
Efficiently design and fabricate your dream into a reality with Elephant Barns®. We’re here to help you customize your structure to your needs and specifications and make it a reality.
Metal Barn Gallery
Shop by photos of unique prefabricated metal buildings. Yes, we build beautiful barns, but we also build garages, workshops, rv storage, boat storage, and commercial structures.
Watch Us Build It
Ever wonder what it’s like to build a metal building? Wonder no more, watch our Elephant Barns crew construct one of our structures from start to finish in this time lapse video.