One of the most utilized buildings on a farm or ranch is the loafing shed. Also commonly known as a stable, loafing sheds have always been a staple for farm owners everywhere. In the past, loafing sheds were made of wood, but at Coast To Coast Carports, we offer state-of-the-art steel loafing sheds with wooded kick walls available to protect livestock.
To put it quite simply, loafing sheds are small barns that have been specifically designed and engineered to both protect and house your livestock. These three-wall buildings are offered in a variety of sizes and styles here at Coast to Coast Carports, each with the ability to be tailored to your exact needs and specifications.
There are three available roofing options to choose from in the metal building industry; regular roofs, A-frame horizontal roofs, and vertical roofs. Each roof is designed with its own unique design and features to better protect your property throughout the years. We’ve listed information about each roof style below to help you make an educated decision.
After you’ve chosen the perfect roof style for your new loafing shed, there’s more customization options to personalize your structure with. Every aspect of our steel buildings are fully customizable, from the foundation they are installed on, to the roof that completes the project. A few of our customization options include, but are not limited to, the following options:
Though it’s a common belief, our loafing sheds aren’t limited to simply protecting your livestock from Mother Nature. Rather, they can be used for a much larger variety of personal, residential, and agricultural purposes. From being utilized as a calving or fawning stable, horse stall, hay storage, or a tack room, these versatile structures can do most anything you desire.
Compared to their wooden counterparts, our loafing sheds are a far superior storage option and protective shelter for all your needs. They’re made with the finest, most durable steel components available in the metal building industry. In addition to not being susceptible to rot, rust, fire, or pest infestations, there are several other benefits you stand to gain by investing in one of our custom loafing sheds at Coast to Coast Carports.
As one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make while designing your loafing shed or metal loafing shed kit, it’s crucial that you choose a set of size dimensions to fulfill both your current and future needs. When you choose the right size for your loafing shed, not only will it fulfill all your needs, but it will grow with them. However, these sizes will vary based on your needs, available property, and your budget. It’s also important to keep in mind that whatever dimensions you may choose, it will affect the final price of your structure. In addition to the size of your metal building affect the price, its style, customization options, premium colors, install location, certification, and manufacturer will also influence the price. While these factors can add up over time, there are two rent-to-own and financing options available for your financial needs. You can find more information about these payment plans on our website, or you can call us today to speak with one of our representatives.
Based on the area you live in your local building department’s requirements, you may or may not be required to certify your prefab steel loafing shed. Certified structures are designed and engineered to meet your local and state building codes as well as certain wind and snow loads. They are also installed with additional bracing and anchors, 12-gauge steel framing, and much thicker sheet paneling. Even if you aren’t required by your local ordinances to certify your shed, we still recommend it as it will provide additional protection to your belongings.
Non-certified loafing sheds, although they are built differently, are still a durable, reliable source of shelter and protection. The primary difference between certified and non-certified buildings is that non-certified units are not engineered to withstand extreme weather conditions. This makes them best suited for areas that do not typically receive high winds, heavy rainfall, or heavy snowfall.
Here at Coast to Coast, we’ve set a goal for ourselves that no matter what your needs or budget may be; work hard each day to exceed your expectations. When you choose to partner with us, you’re not only choosing a company who guarantees you’ll get the solution you need, but you’re partnering with someone you can trust. Let us help you find the perfect agricultural structure for all your farming needs! Just give one of our building representatives a call today at +1 (866) 681-7846.