Providing a spacious, comfortable barn for your horses or cattle which will also complement the design of your house and property can be a difficult task. Hence we, at ShedBuy, recommend Carolina barns to people who are looking for a product that is the ideal mix of efficiency and style.
Carolina barns are A- framed structures having a roof style with overhangs and eaves that closely mirror the roofs of a traditional house. These barns have roof metal sheets that run horizontally from one end of the barn to the other end. But they can be upgraded to have a Vertical roof style where the roof panels run from the apex of the barn to the eaves. Usually, a Carolina barn consists side Lean-to’s and a main central aisle which is raised higher than the side aisles. In case of Boxed Eave Carolina barns, the overhangs have a side eave trim that runs under the edge of those overhangs. Whereas in case of Vertical Carolina barns, an additional ridge cap and hat channels are present. The ridge cap covers the seams at the ridge of the roof and the hat channels support the vertical roof panels. These features provide an extra layer of structural stability to the metal framework.
Boxed Eave Carolina barns are more suited to places where there is a moderate amount of rainfall and snow. On the other hand, the structural rigidity of a Vertical Carolina barn can withstand the pressure of heavy rainfall, snow or strong winds and hence protect your animals or your belongings from the extreme weather conditions.
Carolina Barns: Specifications and Additional features
Barns are built not just to provide a good habitable environment for the cattle but also to provide ample space for storage of farming equipment, hay, crops, grains or extra space for a workshop. With customizable options offered by Shedbuy for the Carolina barn, you can build a barn personalized as per your necessities.
Carolina barns come in different sizes and colors from the standard stock supply size of ……… feet – ……… feet in length to a custom length. While considering the width of the barn, you will have to consider two sizes; the width of the central aisle and the width of the Lean-tos. The width of the central aisle can vary from …… feet to …… feet and that of ……. feet to ……. feet for the Lean-tos. These dimensions are always subject to change according to the requirement of the customers. The central aisle of our Carolina barns are always ……. feet higher than the side aisle meaning the drop-off is ……. feet. For the style of the barn, we have 14 different color options that can help you to get the perfect combination of color for the side panels, roof panels and trim.
We offer additional features like the option of enclosing the Lean-to’s and the central aisle completely or partially. This can help you create spaces that, along with providing protection to your cattle or horses from the elements of nature, can also provide safe storage spaces for your crops, grains, farming equipments or vehicles. With ShedBuy you also receive options to choose the number and placement of openings or choose to have frame-outs to install openings at a later date. You can consult our team of customer representatives whose expertise will help you find the product which perfectly matches your needs.
Pros of Carolina Barns
- The A-framed structure of both Boxed Eave and Vertical Carolina barn is compatible with the architectural style of a traditional house.
- Structurally sound, durable and having a long life-span.
- Maintenance and cleaning in case of Vertical Carolina barn is nominal. The debris, water and snow do not accumulate along the ridges of the panels as they just slide off the vertical panels.
- Wide range of customizable options in case of both Boxed Eave and Vertical Carolina barns.
Cons of Carolina Barns
- Even though Boxed Eave Carolina barns are cheaper than Vertical Carolina barns, both of these options are more expensive than the Horse barns.
- Boxed Eave Carolina barns require regular cleaning to prevent debris from accumulating in the ridges of the horizontal panels and hence to avert early rusting of the panels.