pole barns vs metal buildings: the cost-saving truth

What’s it cost?
When comparing construction costs, the price between wooden “pole barns” and on-site metal building construction catches many people by surprise.

Some folks are just wanting to get a “cheap barn” put up as fast as possible.

But in the Texas Panhandle, “cheap barns” can be a ticket to spending more in the long run – not to mention risking your horses, automobiles, family items and any number of other valuables.

If you’ll only use your “cheap barn” for “cheap stuff” then it makes sense to keep things “cheap”.

But if you’re looking to build something that will last – built to protect the things you value – then the differences between metal and poles are important to know from the start.

Metal buildings have several distinct advantages over wooden “pole barn” buildings, especially in regions like the Texas Panhandle where high winds and variable weather are common concerns. Here’s why metal buildings are particularly suitable for this area:

  1. Durability and Resistance to Elements: Metal buildings are exceptionally durable and resistant to the harsh weather conditions typical of the Texas Panhandle, such as strong winds and severe storms. Additionally, metal does not succumb to termites and other pests, unlike wood.
  2. Maintenance: In the Texas Panhandle, the low maintenance requirements of metal buildings are a significant advantage. Metal structures do not suffer from issues like rotting, warping, or cracking, which can be exacerbated by the region’s weather extremes. They also do not require periodic treatments such as staining, painting, or sealing, making them more cost-effective over time.
  3. Longevity: Given the demanding climate of the Texas Panhandle, the longevity of metal buildings is a key benefit. Metal withstands the environmental conditions much better than wood, ensuring a longer lifespan with fewer structural concerns, even under constant exposure to high winds and temperature fluctuations.
  4. Customization and Flexibility: The strength of metal allows for designs that include large clear spans, which are perfect for applications like agricultural storage in the Texas Panhandle where large, open spaces are necessary. Metal buildings can be quickly modified or expanded, offering flexibility that is ideal for evolving farm or business needs.
  5. Energy Efficiency: Properly insulated metal buildings can be highly energy-efficient, which is vital in the Texas Panhandle where temperatures can vary widely. The reflective properties of metal help in keeping buildings cooler in the summer by reflecting the sun’s heat, reducing the need for air conditioning and thereby lowering energy costs.

These features make metal buildings the lasting and valuable choice for the Texas Panhandle.

They provide reliability, durability, and efficiency in a region where weather conditions are extreme.

Custom Barns and Construction, based in Canyon, Texas, has been building our customers’ lasting visions of protection and stability for years.

If you’re ready to commit to real value and protect what you’ve worked for, call us at 806-433-8612 and ask about wind-resistance.

Or, ask about how long our painted metal facilities are rated for.

Then, make an informed decision about the real costs of building your barn, shop, commercial or agricultural facility.

Or, look at some more of our work here, then fill out a contact form for a no-cost estimate.