How to Make a Metal Building Look Like a Barn – The Easy Way
Barn-style metal buildings are making a comeback, and they’re not just for barnyard animals anymore. When you think of a barn, you likely envision the classic 3-tiered roof or gambrel roof designs typically made of wood decades ago. But here’s how you can give a barn-style metal building that charming barn-like appearance.
First, if you already have a square or rectangular metal building, the easiest way to make it look like a barn would be to add lean-to’s to the sides. Think of these as shorter patios covers below the roof line of the center building, each running down the sides of the building. This will give you the 3 tiered look that most barns have along with additional space for storage. If you already have a rectangle tube steel building, contact us for a quote on adding lean-to’s. If you have a pole barn steel building with wood framing, you will need to contact a pole barn company near you for a quote.
Alternatively, if you want to learn how to make a metal building look like a barn yourself, here’s how.
- Determine the size of your lean-to’s to give your building that barn look
- Level the ground on each side of your building where the lean-to’s will be constructed
- Pour a concrete stem wall for anchoring your walls
- Frame out your lean-to’s to your desired size
- Sheet your framing with corrugated sheet metal
- Cutout, frame and trim any frameouts for windows or doors
- Install windows and doors as needed
Now, that’s the short version of how to make a metal building look like a barn. While this may be a weekend project for some, others may prefer to have it done professionally. We can help!
In most cases, we can add lean-to’s to existing metal buildings, whether they are barn style metal buildings or not, for that barn look you’re after. We also carry corrugated metal in various gauges and colors to fit your needs. Contact us today for a quote!
If you’re interested in designing a barn style metal building you can use our 3D Builder. It’s free and easy to use and offers many different options and styles to choose from.