Modern barns are cost-effective prefab metal buildings designed to stand up to a wide variety of weather conditions and age. Compared to traditional wood barns, these fire-resistant metal buildings use high quality steel building materials, producing greater strength and resistance to decay. They are an ideal storage space for farming equipment, supplies and livestock, as a horse barn, or as a general storage building. They can be designed with “farm charm” using a large array of color options and customization options, enhancing the value or your property for years to come.
Compared to pole barns, MaxSteel Building’s metal barns are 100% steel construction pre-engineered buildings that combine a center section and two lean-to sections to create a roof barn or fully enclosed metal barn in a variety of sizes up to a 68′ wide. Our lean-to sides are available up to 14′ wide and can be built in various lengths as long as the side posts match support posts on the center structure. These high-quality metal barns are perfect for livestock, to store feed, tack and hay and to protect farm equipment from the elements. Enclosing a section or the entire metal barn produces a great storage space, a garage, workshop or anything else that needs to be fully protected from harsh weather conditions.
Our metal barns have a wide variety of customization options to ensure your metal building is exactly what you want. All our metal buildings include FREE delivery and assembly by one our professional installation teams as long as the job site complies with requirements (see your local dealer for details). Customers are responsible for checking local building codes and acquiring necessary permits. Rent to own payment options are available with no credit check.
Complete your custom metal barn with a roof style that can stand up to your local climate and suits your specific needs. When choosing the right roof style, it’s important to consider the specific area you plan to locate your structure and whether you can expect some snow load or harsh weather, or even the types of trees nearby and the debris they may drop. All roof styles can be certified for structural integrity.
A horizontal roof style on your metal barn can provide the protection you need an affordable price. Roof panels run gable to gable (perpendicular to the roof slope), which allows them to be connected directly to the roof trusses, eliminating the need for steel hat channel and the corresponding labor and material cost of a vertical style roof.
A Vertical roof-style has the BEST long-term value and is ideal for protecting vehicles and equipment from weather elements. Along with having an attractive and traditional roof line with an eave, the roof panels and ribs run parallel to the slope, creating more efficient drainage and preventing snow load or debris build-up. Steel hat channel is utilized under the roof panels and adds strength to the structure. Vertical style roofs have 4-6″ of overhang and are finished with boxed trim on all sides.
Below you’ll find a list of our best-selling metal carports, metal garages, metal barns and other structures. If you see something you like, just click the “Details” button to see it in our online configurator and select the size, colors and options you desire. You’ll be able to enter your zip code to find a local MaxSteel Buildings dealer near you who can help you with your order. All prices shown below are pretax.
44' X 26' SUMMIT BARN
This economical, semi-enclosed metal barn features a regular roof style, fully enclosed sides and back, and front gables. The center section dimensions are 20’W x 26’L with 10′ side height and each lean-to is 12’W x 26’L with 7′ side height. This metal barn also features premium metal with color matching screws and J-trim on the gable.
42' x 31' CERTIFIED Apex Barn
With an enclosed center, this 42’ x 31’ Apex barn provides ample space for a variety of agricultural uses. The center section has a 12’ side height and both lean-tos have 7’ side heights. Additional features shown include: a walk-in side door, a 10’ x 8’ side garage door, a 10’ x 10’ roll-up garage door for large equipment, a semi-enclosed lean-to and an open lean-to with enclosed gables.
48' x 31' Pinnacle Barn
This Pinnacle style metal barn features 12-gauge framing, premium metal, color matching screws, a drop stop condensation barrier and a vertical style roof. The 24’W x 31’L x 12’H center section is fully enclosed, separating it from the 12’W x 31’L x 9’H fully enclosed lean-to sides. A 10’x10′ roll up door on the center and 8’x8′ roll up doors on the lean-to sides give access to each section. Also included are one walk-in door and a 3’x3′ window.
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WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A metal barn
What Size Barn Do I Need?
A metal workshop can be built in a variety of sizes and shapes. Some metal workshops may need to utilized partly as a garage for parking vehicles or working on them. Other steel workshops may require a full insulated space that can be comfortable for working in during all seasons. Your plan for how you’ll utilize your shop will help determine the dimensions and customization options you need.
What will your metal barn or metal building be used for?
While the term “barn” suggests they’re exclusively used for farming and other agricultural purposes, prefabricated metal barns are a lot more versatile than that. Depending on the width, length, height and customization options you choose, MaxSteel can create a simple roof barn or a fully enclosed, multi-use steel structure that can handle all your needs.
What heavy equipment do you have and what size are they?
First select the size of each of the 3 spaces, including the center structure and the two lean-to sides. Determine the length, width and the height needed to easily move equipment in and out. Remember that each section of the metal barn is measured by the height of the sides of the structure, not the peak of the roof. If you plan to enclose all or portions of your metal barn and install a garage door, you should select side height that’s at least as tall as the equipment. Also consider the width of the equipment and how much space is needed to open doors or walk around.
Are you using your metal barn or metal building for more than just storage space?
If you plan to use your metal barn for livestock, if you’re adding a workshop, using it as an RV cover, etc., you may want to consider adding more length to your metal barn. The pre-engineered standard lengths for metal barn design plans are 21’, 26’, 31’, 36′ and 41’…but can be constructed in any length to suit your specific needs.
Which roof style should I choose?
Your metal roof style can make a big difference to the look and longevity of your custom metal barn. While the choice will affect the price, it’s very important to consider weather conditions in your area and the location of the barn on your property when choosing the metal barn roof style.
The horizontal roof style is a cost-effective choice. However, because the panel ribs run gable-to-gable (end to end), the ribs can block natural drainage of rainwater or snow down the roof slope. It’s recommended that you purchase this style only if you live in an area that experiences minimal snowfall.
If you live in an area that experiences heavy rain or snowfall, it is recommended that you go with a vertical roof style where the metal panels run from roof peak to the edge. The metal panel ribs run parallel to the roof slope, encouraging drainage and preventing snow, leaves and other debris from nearby trees from getting trapped on the roof.
Where are you installing your metal barn or metal building?
Before the installation process, MaxSteel will ask you to provide photos of the metal barn location to ensure that the site is level and to assess any potential jobsite issues. If the barn will be located on un-level ground or has other jobsite concerns, additional onsite charges may apply . If you are installing on concrete, it must be level and square from corner to corner. We also recommend that the pad be 1 foot shorter than the roof length (i.e., 25′ for a 26′ roof length) due to the 6″ overhang on each end. Our installers will also need room to assemble the barn.
Do local building regulations require your metal barn or metal building design plans to be certified?
Depending on your area, local building regulations may require that your metal structure is certified to handle a specific amount of snow load or wind load. Contact your local building department to determine if this applies to you before purchasing your new steel structure. If your local government does require certification, contact a local MaxSteel Buildings dealer for more information and assistance with your metal barn or metal building design.
What features would you like to add to your metal barn or metal building plans?
Once you’ve determined the size and roof style that’s best for your new metal building, it’s time to think about the customizations you need. Below are some customization options to consider for your new steel building:
The roof, trim, and sides on all our metal buildings are available in a variety of colors. We offer nineteen color options to customize the look of your new steel building. Fourteen of those colors are standard options that add no extra cost to your metal building price. The remaining five are premium colors that come with an extended warranty and color-matching screws if chosen. That said, any color can be upgraded to premium to achieve the extended warranty and matching screws.
Enclosed Sides and Ends
Metal panels can be added to the sides or ends of pre-engineered metal barns or metal buildings to provide extra strength and protection for your vehicles and valuables. Those metal panels can fully enclose the sides of your building, or just partially. Installing metal panels on the sides also increases the ability to use these steel structures as storage buildings.
A gable is the triangular portion of metal barns and metal buildings that encloses the upper portion of a pitched roof. Gables close in the area from the peak to the top of the Posts on the ends of the building. Matching metal panels can be used to enclose the gables on the front or back of your metal building structure. These can be added to your design plans to conceal the frame; they add support and strength to the metal structure.
Metal J-trim gives your steel barn design a nice, finished appearance and cover up the bottom edges of the side panels.
Does your new metal building need additional strength or support?
Upgrade to 12-gauge steel
One way to add strength or support is by upgrading to 12-gauge steel. The standard steel gauge used for all metal buildings is 14-gauge, which measures 2 ½” x 2 ½”. If you would like to upgrade to a steel frame with a higher strength that can better support high snow and wind loads, then a two ¼” x 2 ¼” 12-gauge steel frame would be recommended.
Additional Bows and Trusses
Bows and Trusses are structural supports that fit under the roof panels of a metal building to provide support and stability. You should consider adding additional supports to your custom metal building if you live in an area with heavy snow or other intense weather.
The anchor used during installation will depend on the foundation type in which you plan to anchor the steel building. If you feel that additional strength or support may be needed, contact one of our friendly building specialists for more information.
How much do metal barns or metal buildings cost?
The cost of metal barns starts at $4490 for a basic roof barn and depending on the area of installation, but metal building prices vary based on sizes, roof styles, and customization options. MaxSteel metal buildings include delivery and installation providing jobsite meets installation requirements.
How do I get some metal building design advice and place my order?
Whether your design plans are ready or need some help, you can contact one of our friendly local dealers to get started. The MaxSteel network of dealers are experts at helping customers design metal buildings best suited to their needs. Just plug in your zip code and we’ll show you the dealers closest to your home. They’ll provide best-in-class customer service and can walk you through the options and pricing for our metal buildings. MaxSteel Buildings metal barns are available for viewing at your local dealer.
A small deposit is required when you place an order for your metal building; but that deposit percentage will vary by size and delivery location. Depending on the pre-tax amount, the remaining balance may not be due until your metal building is installed.
Before the scheduled date of your metal building installation, you need to make sure the ground is level, complies with jobsite requirements, the foundation is set, and the area is cleared of debris. Our installation crew will deliver and assemble your building and use magnetic rollers to sweep the assembly area to pick up most loose screws.
MaxSteel Buildings is fully committed to ensuring that YOU are satisfied with your purchase, so we offer all customers a 90 Day Workmanship Warranty and a 20-year rust-through warranty on metals frames and panels assuming normal user care and maintenance. An upgrade to a 40-year rust-through warranty on panels when Premium metal/colors are chosen