What Is An American Style Barn Shed?

If you are looking to buy a good sized shed for your yard, work yard or for any large outdoor area then American barn style sheds could be a great option for you. There is much to consider with these large shed in terms of their cost, the stability of the structure and the features they offer, and this is a flexible option which could prove to be perfect for you needs. Let’s take a look at what kind of sheds these are and why they are often sought after by those in need of a large scale shed.

What is an American Barn Style Shed

Often described as heritage sheds or traditional style, these sheds can be easily identified because of their raised drop on the central area of the shed. Symmetrical awnings and a gable roof in the middle is how we can instantly recognize these sheds. These sheds can be used to store items, as workshops and we have even seen them used to stable horses.

Typical Dimensions

We don’t often see typical dimensions with these sheds and that is because they are so flexible in terms of how large they can be. When it comes to these kinds of sheds Mornington Peninsula and other shed design companies can design the size that fits your needs. What we can say about these particular type of sheds however is that they are always large and a small scale shed is rarely constructed in this style.

What Materials Are Used?

These sheds are always built using either Colorbond steel or thick-cut timber, which both provide the necessary support and structure which is required. Given the size and weight of the shed foundations will be required and the frame is often made using thick steel to further add to the stability.

Additional Features

When dealing with the size of American style barn sheds, they give so much by way of flexibility when it comes to features. These are just some of the additional features which you could add to your bespoke design:

  • Mezzanine floors
  • Roller doors
  • Roof ventilation
  • Insulation
  • Eave extensions
  • Skylights
  • Steel sliding doors

The world is your oyster when you are building a shed of this particular size and scale.

Getting Prices

The price of these kinds of sheds are far from cheap, but they vary so wildly that there is no average price. If this is the kind of shed that you want, the best way to go about it is to get the experts out and get a quote. When you are choosing the best company to use, always be sure to get a range of quotes which you can then decide between. Each company will use different materials, different suppliers and various workers, which will change their pricing structure.

This is a much lower cost choice than building a structure from materials such as bricks and mortar, and this is why we are seeing a rise in those who are looking to build these impressive American style barn sheds.