Are you planning the construction of a metal barn? Have you thought about the extra accessories and things that you would benefit from including in the construction of the metal barn? Here, you'll find a few accessories to consider that you may not have considered as of yet.
Roofing Snow Guards
If you live in an area that is prone to lots of snow, you'll want to spend a little extra to have some snow guards installed on the roofing. The metal sloped roof will hold a lot of snow, but then, it will all break free and crash to the ground. The falling snow and ice is very heavy and can cause serious injuries to anyone standing below and can damage anything that it hits. Snow guards will prevent the snow from crashing to the ground.
Do you hope to control the climate inside your metal barn? If so, you'll need to have the barn insulated. You can choose from the many types of insulation – fiberglass, rigid, spray-on or bubble insulation.
Fiberglass is an affordable, beneficial product that installs easily and can have a vapor barrier backing on it. This will help to limit the moisture levels and mold growth in the space.
Rigid insulation is the foam board insulation. It is more expensive and will not last as long as your other options.
Spray-on insulation is one of the best products on the market these days. It sprays on and swells after it has been applied to the surface. As it swells, it fills up all of the gaps and cracks that would allow air to leak in or out. Not only is this a great option for temperature control, but it will also help to absorb noise and limit how much is heard outside. The downside to this product is that it does not block vapors and will absorb moisture and oils in the air.
What type of work will you be doing in the metal barn? If you aren't planning on doing much, you can leave the flooring dirt, but if you plan on using it for storage or for work, you'll want to finish the flooring with something. You can opt for a gravel floor, concrete or go all out and completely finish the floor with concrete finished with aggregate epoxy. The epoxy flooring over concrete will be your longest lasting option and will keep the moisture levels the lowest.
Talk with your local metal barn professional to learn more about the accessories and add-ons that you may need to include in your building plan, or click for more info.
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