April 24th, 2023
Springtime Shelters & Portable Barn Builds
When it comes to providing shelter for your horses, cattle, or small livestock there are several options available. The two widely known choices for larger buildings are stick-built and pole-barn style builds, but those require extensive site prep, building permits, are often months (if not years) out on a contractor’s schedule, and once they’re built, they’re stuck in the same spot forever! Did you know there’s a third option: Palouse Ranches modular and portable barns! We’re out here changing the standards for barn builds with our Engineered 2, 3, 4, and 6-stall portable options. Stick frame & pole-barn style builds have their advantages and disadvantages, but in this post, we’ll be highlighting why a portable barn like our Farmstead or Ranch House is the best choice for your farm!
One of the most significant benefits of a portable barn is its speed. Unlike a stick-built or pole barn-style shelter, a portable barn can be built, delivered, and set up quickly, often in a matter of weeks. This means that if you need shelter for your farmyard friends in a hurry, a portable barn is an excellent option. Additionally, because the barn is pre-fabricated, there is no need to wait for materials to be delivered or for construction crews to prep the site and build the structure.
- Easy site prep
Another benefit of a portable barn is that it requires very little site prep. Unlike a stick-built or pole-barn style shelter, which often requires extensive excavation and foundation work, a portable barn can be set up on almost any level, compacted surface. This means that you don’t have to worry about digging and pouring a foundation before the barn can be installed. This can save you time and money in site prep costs.
Portable barns are also incredibly durable. They are made from high-quality materials that are designed to withstand the elements. The recycled oil pipe frames are fully welded, backed by our 5-year frame warranty, and built tough to last a lifetime. The 29G Tuff-Rib roofing and 2″x8″ walls are made to withstand heavy snow, rain, and wind. Our base model snow load is 60PSF and we work alongside an Engineer for any snow load requirements above that load.
Another benefit of a portable barn is its versatility. Because the barn is portable, you can customize it to suit your needs and in the event you ever move – you can take the whole thing with you! (Added bonus: they have excellent resale value too!) You can choose up to 6 stalls, decide which layout works best for you and your critters, and add features like tack rooms, loafing space, or storage rooms as needed.
- Ease of maintenance
Finally, portable barns are easy to maintain. The materials used in their construction require little upkeep beyond a quick clear coat or stain on the siding. Additionally, because the barn is not permanently attached to the ground, it can be easily moved to a new location if the ground becomes muddy or otherwise unsuitable.
While stick-built or pole-barn-style shelters have their advantages, a portable barn has so many perks! These barns are fast to set up, require little site prep, are durable, versatile, easy to maintain, and sometimes don’t require any permits. Whether you are a horse owner looking for a temporary shelter or a long-term solution, a portable barn may be the perfect choice for you.