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All About Barndominiums

By Elite Steel & Supply
August 8, 2019

This popular new housing style is considered affordable, energy-efficient, and low maintenance. Barndomoniums can be built new or by converting an old barn into a livable space.

What is a barndominium?

A barndominium is simply a metal building that has multiple purposes. With the right builder and design, homeowners looking to express their unique personal tastes versus buying a “cookie cutter” house can expect a barndominium to fulfill their home design dreams. Barndominiums can range in size from simple and small to enormous and lavish. Thanks to shows like Fixer Upper with Chip and Joanna Gaines, barndominiums have gained a huge fan base, and more and more people are looking to build with metal. Barndominiums can be custom-built, and owners can select the size, shape, and color of their “barn.”

What can a barndominium be used for?

Barndominiums are multi-purpose and can be used as livable space, workspace or both. They can appear rustic or modern and be painted whatever your heart desires. Some ideas for barndominium use include, but are not limited to:

  • Family residence
  • Retail shops
  • Yoga studios
  • Hardware stores
  • Barns for growing plants and flowers
  • Art studios
  • Dog kennels
  • Animal sanctuaries
  • Horse barns
  • Educational facilities
  • Wedding venue structures
  • Office space for any business

How much does it cost to build a barndominium?

Building a barndominium can cost significantly less than building a traditional home.

What are the advantages of building with metal?

One of the main advantages of metal and steel buildings compared to building with wood is durability. What does durability look like when it comes to barndominiums? Typically, a metal building’s life cycle is quite impressive and requires very little maintenance. Steel building manufacturers can create panels that include texture and different colors, and steel is 100% recyclable (bonus!). In fact, a good portion of the steel used in construction today has been recycled from other uses.

Interestingly, labor and construction costs are minimized when building with metal. Since steel is so durable, it requires less maintenance than other building materials. Unlike wood, steel is not susceptible to rot and will not need periodic replacement. Colored steel coatings do not require repainting, and steel surfaces can be easily cleaned.

Who provides the steel for your barndominium project?

It’s important to ensure you buy quality steel at a fair price. At Elite Steel & Supply, you can count on premium metal roofing and metal building supplies directly from the mill to you. As a local, family-owned mill-direct manufacturer, we promise some of the best prices for metal and steel buildings. Whether you are looking for a steel barn, metal garage, durable metal roofing, sturdy shed, protective carport, barndominium, or more, Elite Steel & Supply has got you covered.

Contact us today for a free quote!

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