A-Frame Horizontal Roof Barns
Most steel barn buyers want something that’s appealing and complements the surrounding buildings. That’s where A-Frame Roof Barns save the Day. Also known as boxed-eave, their peaked appearance closely resembles what you’d find in a traditional home.
They feature the standard A-frame design, but with ridges running from end-to-end. This roof style is designed on purpose to give the cost-effectiveness of regular roofs and the appeal of vertical ones.
The Boxed-Eave Roof Barn is sturdy, has more vertical space, and uses fewer materials than the standard vertical roof. The horizontal space is also optimal because there are two lean-tos on either side of the central building. Add versatility and durability to the mix, and it’s easy to see why these steel barns are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S.
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A-Frame Roof Barns are Extremely Customizable
From the anchors up to the roof, everything about a Boxed-Eave Metal Barn is customizable. You’ll always have a wide variety of choices to pick from at little-to-no cost. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t get the exact building you have in mind! Let’s take a closer look at the options:
The width begins at 36’ while the minimum length is 21’. There is no limitation as to how big you can go. No matter how large the things you want to shelter, you’ll get the right size. The leg heights are customizable as well, so you can always go for as much head clearance as you want.
This barn category comes with an A-frame horizontal roof design. However, there are other types, such as regular and vertical roofs. Explore the following options, weigh each one’s merits and demerits, consider your needs, and settle on the perfect fit.
- Regular Roof: this is the most economical of the three roof styles. The roofing panels are horizontal, such that the ridges run from end to end, just like in the boxed-eave. The regular roof is ideal in regions that don’t experience heavy rains and snow or strong winds.
- Vertical Roof: for assurance against more intense climates, you want a roof with vertical panels. It facilitates smooth displacement of loads such as snow, rain, and leaves. Additionally, this roof type has extra hat channel pieces, which further enhance its strength.
Take a pick from over 15 unique color options. No additional charges. Go a step further and mix your preferred colors to achieve the perfect look. For instance, the trims, roof, and walls could come in different colors. So could the frame-outs, windows, and doors.
We have both roll-up and walk-in doors for you. Consider either or both of them, depending on your use cases. For instance, some people prefer leaving the center building open and installing doors on one or both of the lean-tos.
For some natural lighting, you might want to include a few windows on your building. They can go anywhere – front, back, or on the sides. And, we can place them on the left, right, or at the center. How would you like your windows? Because it’s entirely up to you.
14- and 12-Gauge Frame
Both of these gauges are strong enough to offer adequate protection. However, 12-gauge is significantly thicker. It is, therefore, more robust and better at handling snow and dynamic loads – like hurricane-force winds. For the sturdiest, most durable structure, you want to go with 12-gauge tubings.
29- and 26-Gauge Panels
You could choose between these two gauges for your roofing panels. Their appearance is similar, and they both offer adequate protection against the sun. But since 26-gauge is thicker, it is more suitable at resisting strong winds and denting. If you don’t expect much loads, however, you could go with 29-gauge.
Your A-Frame Roof Metal Barn is only as secure as its anchors, especially when it comes to battling the winds. We have something for every scenario, from ground installations to concrete and asphalt. Here are the options:
- Rebar anchors: these are the most basic and economical of all the anchors. We drill into the base plate to create holes before inserting the anchors. Then, we hammer them deep into the ground for firm support. Rebar anchors are ideal for ground installations, but they are not the most effective under high wind speeds.
- Mobile home anchors: for secure anchorage on your ground installations consider mobile home anchors. These are safer than rebar anchors. If you install the correct number, you even get a wind warranty.
- Concrete anchors: if you are going with a concrete foundation, these offer the perfect solution. They expand within the slab when fastened to create firm support. Rebar and mobile home anchors wouldn’t cut it here.
- Asphalt anchors: these are for asphalt foundations. Such surfaces are strong and durable, yet they require specialized anchors, or they would crack. We drill a hole, fill it with grout, and insert the anchor until it is flush with the surface. The grout only takes a few minutes to cure.
You also have the option of going with a certified or non-certified building. Certified buildings are more robust, last longer, and offer adequate protection against the elements. Moreover, they come with better warranties.
Endless Possibilities with Your A-Frame Horizontal Roof Barn
The applications of our A-Frame Roof Metal Barn Buildings are as vast as they come. There’s a central clear-span space with higher vertical clearance than the two lean-tos on either side. The side buildings can be partitioned from the main building or left open. Then, the doors and windows go anywhere, and the sides, as well as entrances, could be open or closed. This carefully thought out design creates a whole new world of possibilities other than the traditional agricultural uses.
- Farm equipment shelter and storage buildings: the massive types of machinery that require more headroom could go in the central building. Then, the sides could function as storage of other equipment, animal feed, utility, or even an office.
- Open RV shelters or enclosed motorhome sheds and garages: there’s so much open floor space and vertical height (which you get to choose according to your needs and plans). You could easily use one of these buildings to house RVs, motorhomes, or create a full garage.
- Watercraft and Marine Storage Buildings: marine and boat storage or repair buildings must have enough space and clearance necessary to house large as well as small boats/ships. They must also be able to withstand a corrosive environment. Our A-Frame Roof Prefab Barns make for an ideal candidate here because they come with all the space you’ll need. Also, we use galvanized steel for astounding resistance to the elements.
- Horse stables and riding arenas: conveniently, the two lean-to buildings can be used for housing the horses as well as feeds, while racing or training takes place at the center. Some of our customers have done it this way, and rest assured it is both spectacular and highly functional.
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What’s the Difference between Certified & Non-Certified Boxed-Eave Metal Barns?
First-time metal building buyers always get confused when they find out that some are certified, and others are not. Let’s help clear any doubt you might have.
Some regional authorities in the U.S. have laws in place that require metal buildings to be certified while others don’t. Our building specialists can design for a steel structure that’s either certified or non-certified, depending on your needs. When it is certified, the building meets your area’s minimum snow and wind loads requirements. We are talking upwards of 140mph wind and 30PSF snow loads.
Non-certified A-Frame Horizontal Roof Barns, on the other hand, do not need to meet any minimum load requirements. But that doesn’t mean they come all weak and wobbly. They are significantly secure and hold up well under moderate weather conditions. Non-certified steel structures are also more affordable, which makes them convenient when you are on a budget and don’t need an extremely robust construction.
The easiest way to know when to go certified is to find out whether you must have a building permit from your local authorities. Our certified buildings come complete with blueprints to help you pass the inspection.
By the way, it is not such a bad idea to get a certified building, even where laws don’t demand one. They are reliable, more durable, and come with incredible warranties. In the long run, they give you the best bang for your buck.
A-Frame Roof Barns Come in All Sizes, at Affordable Prices
They typically start at 36’W × 21’L but can go wider, longer, or taller, depending on your sheltering needs. Remember, the total width comes from three sections. For a 36-ft. wide Boxed-Eave Metal Barn, the two lean-tos on either side add up to 12’ while the central building is 24’, adding up to 36’.
The price tag on your dream barn will depend on various factors such as size, roof-style, added customizations, and location. American Metal Buildings tries its best to fight off external factors – like gas and steel prices – so our customers always enjoy the best rates possible. A-Frame Roof Prefab Barns generally start selling at $3,660.
Don’t have enough funds? No worries – we have some of the best financing options in the industry – rent-to-own and financing. Our RTO option allows customers to continue using their building as they make monthly payments to clear the full amount, even without a perfect credit score. What’s more, we have a partnership with GreenSky financial institution that enable our customers to get loans.
Enjoy the Longest Steel Building Warranties
American Metal Buildings take pride in providing the most durable A-Frame Horizontal Roof Barns, which is evident by our extended warranties. Our customers get a one-year warranty on workmanship, ten-year warranty against chipping and cracking, and a twenty-year rust-through warranty.
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