Agricultural Buildings

Sizes We Recommend

Agricultural

As an industry leader in steel buildings, General Steel can provide an agricultural building for virtually any need or application. An ever-increasing percentage of the buildings on farms or ranches are being constructed with steel, but the quality of the steel provided for these buildings varies from company to company. General Steel only uses durable, high-quality steel in all of our buildings. General Steel buildings are ideal for barns, farm, or ranch structures.

All Metal Buildings

Warranties and Service

Brand General Steel
Available Products I-Beam Framing: 26 Gauge Sheeting, C-Channel Framing: 26 Gauge Sheeting
Add Colors Roof, Walls and Trim
I-Beam Structural Warranty 50 Years
Paint Warranty 40 Years
Galvalume Roof Warranty 25 Years
Standing Seam Roof Warranty 20 Years
Project Coordinator Included at No Additional Cost

Collaborating with Our Team on Your Design

Working with General Steel is a collaborative process that ensures that your final product reflects your specific needs. The process starts with a two-way conversation between you and our experienced team. We want to know exactly how you will be using your agricultural building, how it will fit within your property, and your ideas for interior and exterior design, among other factors. We then research the location of the building to ensure that it’s equipped to withstand the wind and snow loads of your area as well as any insulation requirements.

Once we get an idea of what building kit best suits your project, we work with you to add customization options, including a wide variety of doors, windows, and exterior color schemes. The ease of steel construction allows us to modify layouts and add further customizations without breaking your budget. From design to construction, we provide the materials and expertise to transform a building kit into a fully functioning agricultural building.

Strength and Durability

Steel is the world’s premier building material because of its strength and durability. Steel has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any construction material, which means steel components add strength without adding stress to a building’s frame. This strength gives you and our team more flexibility when it comes to designing your horse barn. And of course, a stronger, more secure structure protects your valued animals from dangerous weather events or fire

Steel Agricultural Buildings vs Traditional Agricultural Buildings

Steel Agricultural Building Pros

  • Design flexibility allows for future expansion
  • Non-combustible materials ensure livestock and property safety
  • Minimal maintenance required

Steel Agricultural Building Cons

  • Higher initial investment
  • Concrete foundation or piers needed in all cases
  • Potential resistance from HOA

Wood Agricultural Building Pros

  • Cheaper upfront costs
  • Easiest building system to insulate
  • Old-fashioned aesthetic appeal

Wood Agricultural Building Cons

  • Susceptible to rot, warps, cracks, and decay
  • Extended construction timeline increases final project price
  • Higher insurance costs due to vulnerability to fire damage
When it comes to steel buildings, where are the cost savings found?

Buying when steel prices are low and construction timelines can save you up to 50% compared to traditional construction.

How do I avoid the big-box aesthetic of a steel building?

We provide customization options, including several choices for windows, doors, and color schemes to make your building your own.

What types of insulation are commonly used in metal buildings?

Batt insulation is the most economical and common followed by insulated panels. Spray foam is not recommended.

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