Barndominium Kits

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Barndominiums

With homeowners looking to express their personal taste, cookie-cutter homes are becoming a thing of the past. One of the fastest-growing trends in housing is the barndominum – a metal barn that is transformed into an affordable, stylish home. A barndominium kit from General Steel provides a reliable steel structure that comes at the fraction of the cost of traditional construction methods.

All Metal Buildings

Warranties and Service

Brand General Steel
Available Products I-Beam 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

Custom Designed or Pick a Plan

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 barndominium, how it will fit on your property, and your ideas for interior and exterior design, among other factors. We then research the location of the barndominium 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 beautiful home.

Durable and Versatile

Steel is renowned for its strength, but one of the primary benefits of purchasing a steel building for your barndominium is its versatility. Our building kits our designed according to use, which means we are able to modify floor layouts as well as include customization options that reflect precisely how you want your barndominium to look on the inside and out.

Steel is the world’s premier building material because of its strength and durability. General Steel buildings are produced using 100-percent, American-made steel that adheres to the industry’s most stringent technical specifications. When you’re building a barndominium that will shelter your family, safety should be at the forefront of any conversation.

Steel Barndominiums vs Wood Barndominiums

Steel Barndominium Pros

  • 50-year structural warranty no matter the location or size of home
  • Designed with local wind and snow loads, seismic activity factored in
  • Non combustible material

Steel Barndominium Cons

  • Unique roof elevations can be cost prohibitive
  • Higher initial investment
  • Concrete foundation or piers is needed in all cases

Wood Barndominium Pros

  • Cheaper upfront costs
  • HOA more comfortable with the appearance of a wooden building
  • Easiest building system to insulate

Wood Barndominium Cons

  • Expensive labor costs during construction
  • High-maintenance building material that costs time and money
  • Higher insurance costs due to vulnerability to fire damage
How much flexibility does the owner have in the layout of a barndominium?

Our pre-engineering process allows you to design a barndominium that you’ve always envisioned. The design flexibility of our steel kits is a major advantage over traditional materials.

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.

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.

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.

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