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3 Tips For Designing The Perfect Metal Horse Barn

The addition of a new barn on your property can be quite the process. Whether you’re upgrading that old, worn down wooden barn that has witnessed generations of hard work or you’re installing one for the first time, it can be a challenge to determine where to start. Luckily for you, we at Wholesale Direct Carports have a seamless process to design the perfect metal horse barn that you’ve been longing for.

Once you’ve determined the logistics of your barn, including what it will be used for and whether or not it will be fully enclosed, you’re ready to start bringing your vision to life. Here are some pointers on creating the perfect barn for your property that will provide great utility and have a nice curb appeal.

Color Scheme

Wholesale Direct Carports believes that you shouldn’t have to compromise style for utility. We provide a vast selection of color choices for you to customize your metal horse barn exactly how you like it. You have the option of matching your new barn to existing buildings on your property or creating a completely new color scheme, which is completely up to you. If you have an exact vision in mind, we will create it for you! If you’re not sure what you’re wanting and need some help pinning down the color scheme that is right for you, that’s not a problem! We have metal barn specialists ready to help you find the ideal color choices for your property, give us a call today to get started.

Roof Style

Now that you have your color scheme dialed, it’s time to decide what style of roof you want on your metal horse barn. We offer three primary roof designs for all of our metal buildings; regular, boxed-eave, and vertical. Here’s a breakdown of each of these styles to help you figure out which one would work best for you:

Regular Style Roof

The regular style roof is a traditional, rounded corner roof with horizontal roof panels. The regular style is generally the most economic and affordable product.

Boxed-Eave Style Roof

This is “A” frame roof takes on the look of a traditional home and instead of curving to meet the walls, it remains straight and can provide some overhang. With horizontal metal roof panels, this is an upgrade from the regular style that is stylish and affordable.

Vertical Style Roof

The vertical style roof is styled the same as the box-eave style, but instead of the horizontal panels, it has vertical panelling. This allows rain and snow to slide right off the roof and is more ideal for climates with heaving precipitation.


Once you have determined your color scheme and roofing style that you like, it is time to customize even more! From garage doors and windows to corner braces and framed doorways, the options to make your metal horse barn one-of-a-kind are endless. If you plan to spend a lot of time in the barn working, we suggest adding some additional windows to allow natural light into the space. If you anticipate coming in and out of the barn frequently, you might want to consider walk-in doors. Walk us through your day-to-day tasks, and we will design your barn to fit those needs.

Wholesale Direct Carports knows there are countless things to take into consideration when constructing a barn on your property, so we are here to help! Our goal is to outfit you with the exact building you need at a price you will love. Reach out today for a free, no-obligation quote, and begin building the perfect metal horse barn.