As housing becomes more creative, some people are turning to barndominiums for living space. Barndominiums are houses that are made from metal barns or other barn materials, such as stone or wood. These living spaces can offer a practical housing option, especially for those who live in rural areas. The following are some of the top reasons to consider building a barndominium on your property.
Barndominums are Highly Durable
Barndominiums made of metal offer a high amount of durability. These steel structures are strong enough to handle severe weather conditions without sustaining any major damage. This durability means occupants do not have to worry about wood rot, termite infestations, mold, and other problems that can occur in structures made of wood. Those who live in steel barndominiums also don’t have to deal with constant maintenance and upkeep over the years. Since metal barndominiums are so strong, they may also provide a safe place to shelter during storms.
Living in a traditional house might involve having limited space compared to how much you really need. Barndominiums are typically built to have wide open interior spaces, unlike traditional houses with load-bearing walls and other features. A metal barndominium can provide you with extra living space that you can use as a home office or for other purposes, such as a home gym. This makes these structures highly desirable for those who work from home while living in a rural area. Since the building costs of barndominiums are often far lower than traditional houses, you can use the money you save to set up the interior to suit your needs.
Barndominiums offer eco-friendly housing that can reduce damage to the environment while also lowering your energy costs. Steel is a renewable product that can often be recycled many times over. These housing structures can also have eco-friendly features added, such as energy-efficient windows. Barndominiums offer eco-friendly insulating systems as well, which helps the interior feel comfortable throughout the year without having to depend on heating and cooling as much. Being able to use your heating and cooling systems less means lower energy bills.
Short Construction Time
Having a traditional house built can be delayed for so many reasons, but barndominiums typically require much less time. In fact, some can be fully built in a matter of weeks after the components are delivered to the site. This means you are able to move into your new home faster. Barndominiums with a metal frame are constructed from steel components, which are pre-fabricated and ready to assemble when they arrive. This process goes much faster than traditional home building, allowing you to start enjoying your new home sooner.
The shorter amount of time it takes to construct a barndominium often leads to lower construction costs. This provides a more cost-effective option for those who want to have a house built instead of buying an existing home. Having a barndominium can also save you money when it comes to maintenance and repairs. Since these structures are highly durable, you won’t have to spend nearly as much money on costly repairs or renovations and maintenance over the years. In fact, steel barndominiums require little maintenance to their exterior surfaces, unlike wood and other housing materials.
Visually Striking Exterior
Living in a barndominium means having a home with a unique design. These housing structures might not always be shaped like barns, but they do take advantage of the open spaces afforded in barn design. This can be a big advantage for those who prefer a farmhouse chic interior design, although you can decorate the interior of your barndominium any way you want. Since these structures are usually built in rural areas due to local construction regulations and laws, a barndominium can fit right in rather than looking out of place.
Short-Term or Long-Term Use
Barndominiums can provide short-term or long-term use, depending on what you’re looking for. You can use this structure as your permanent home, or use it for weekend getaways in the country a few or more times a year.
Rural Curb Appeal
When you have a barndominium built, you might decide to put it on the market sometime in the future. With more and more people working from home and moving to rural areas, your barndominium could end up with a lot of interested buyers. This type of rural housing structure offers an alternative to farmhouses and other traditional homes in the country. With all of the benefits barndominiums offer, this can make these structures highly appealing to buyers who are looking to move to a rural area from the suburbs or cities.
If you’re looking for more information on building a barndominium on your property, please contact SteelCo. Our team of experts can assist you in designing a barndominium that fits your needs.