How I Learned to Love the Barn

Ridgeline style barn with two fully enclosed lean to's.

How I Learned to Love the Barn

Ok, so there’s no reason to hate a barn, but…

If you live in the country, like me, you probably drove past an old wooden barn on the way to work. Where I live, there’s a decrepit barn situated right on a curve. Here in the mountains, we’re used to curved roads. But this curve happens to be a T-intersection, and when you’re trying to turn left, it’s kind of important that you see incoming traffic. That’s just driving safety 101.

But see, there’s this barn. A big, bulky thing. This particular barn was constructed well before the road was even put in. It’s not the barn’s fault. It didn’t know we’d need to be able to see around the curve. But there it is, smiling sadly at passersby, trying so hard to fit in and be relevant to today’s society.

It’s time to replace it with a new barn that’s not in danger of collapsing. It can be placed strategically on the property. And unlike the old wooden barn that’s there now, a new steel barn can be used.

metal barn

Oh yeah, you’d use it.

We’ve discussed the downsides of old wooden barns before, and we’ve even prepared this handy guide for getting emotionally prepared to say goodbye to that piece of history. Old wooden barns are dangerous. Rusty nails, splintered or rotten wood; that thing’s ready to go the way all dinosaurs go.

If you’re still using an old wooden shed, we commend you for your charitable nature, but you’d be best suited using leak- and rust-resistant steel construction. We pay homage to time-honored barn designs by improving them with steel. There’s no better way to cover your firewood, hay, work equipment, and household storage.

You deserve a nice barn, by gosh. A metal shed makes life so much easier, so you can focus on the things that matter.

Be sure to check back for more fun tips and tidbits about metal carports, steel barns, and storage sheds!

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Courtney Lewallen