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Who made carports into a barn??

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Hi, Angie --

 

I'm not for sure how tall it is at the peak. Where the bottom of the gable is must be about 5'5" (I have to duck a little going in and out). They come in all heights -- pretty much you just pick how tall you want it. Ours has stood strong though high winds, etc. They anchor it very deeply and well.

 

Honestly, if I were doing it over, what I'd do is have it made only just with the top part so we could do the sides ourselves for better ventilation. It gets pretty hot in the summer, but the horses all want to go in there for naps, etc., so apparently they like it but I'd prefer to have done the sides and back ourselves I do think.

 

Jill

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We just built this for right under $500. It's 12 X 24. Would hold lots of hay.

 

It's well ventilated and shingle roof so no condensation problems here. I've got lots of left over insullation I might insullate it eventually.

 

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Marty, you are so lucky to have such "handy" men around. My hubby has trouble finding the drill. :wacko Needless to say, all the power tools are mine. I'm hoping to build a cottage-like barn for my minis in the next year. I'll need my BIL to help me; now he's the handy one around the house.

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If anyone is interested in building vs. the carport thing, all but our our barns except our carport run in shed are pole style barns my husband built. Here are some of the run ins and barns he has built for our horses:

16x12 run in:

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12x24 3-stall barn (we have one, but H will build another soon):

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12x16 2-stall barn (we have three of these):

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Not fancy but not expensive either and work great for our purposes.

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I have one of those carports for a hay shed. Mine is 18x21' and I had them install it without sides and with mobile home tie-downs (they offer them and are well worth the small price ) and I also had them make it 2' taller. It was only $100 to go the extra height . And, I think that $100 is pretty cheap for an extra layer of bales! It will hold more than 300 bales of 70lb. square bales.

 

It was way too expensive to have them put up the sides on it. We used tarps on cables for sides for the first two years. Then, I did a good deed for a neighbor by mowing his lawn (after he moved) until his place next to us sold. In return, he surprised me by giving me a pile of metal barn siding that he had over there. :yeah So, last year, my son put it on for me, and this year he finished by putting translucent panels in the peaks. It still just has a 8x6' tarp for a door (doorway is 4' wide) and I like it that way as it has lots of ventilation and is easy to take one side loose for hay delivery,making a LARGE opening for tossing in the hay.

 

I put down heavy plastic for a moisture barrier, then put skids (free!) on top of that.

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So I am looking around...and these carports I am seeing are quite expensive! Moreso than I thought! And I'm thinking of just a metal roof and posts! Yikes! But we need to do something...so I am continuing to look...

 

Thanks for all the replies....we're in a bit of a pickle here!

Angie

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How do the horses react to hte metal when it rains outside? I would think it spokes them. What about lightening? Do you have a lightening rod on the metal building?

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That is a good price for your new stalls Marty. I priced something like that out here...and lets just say metal car port is cheaper in this area.

 

I sooo need a couple of nice pretty wood sheds... hubby works too many hours and I am not able to do what I used too. So we would have to pay someone to build us some nice sheds or barns. That sure adds to the cost. :(

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