Build a better barn

When it’s time to tear down the old barn and build new, you know it. In fact, that rebuild project might be long overdue, but it’s a project that— when done right— can make life on the farm just a little bit easier. And, Lord knows with our non-stop work to be done, we could all use just a little bit more of “easy.” So let’s talk about what to consider that will save you time and money in the long run.


First, is the current barn or structure in the right location? Since you have to tear down and build new, you might as well consider if there is a better location on the property that just makes more sense for the purpose it’s used for.


The next part— in my experience— is a no-brainer. If you have to tear down and rebuild, it is definitely worth your time to consider steel over any other material. Steel will not warp, expand, contract, absorb water, feed termites, rust, catch fire, or become a breeding ground for fungus. In addition, some insurance companies will reduce rates for properties that elect to use steel, because of its flame-retardant benefits.

USA Quality Steel Barns & Garages has been in Lakeland, Florida for the last 10 years. With over 3,000 structures erected for satisfied customers, we take pride in the fact that our buildings are safe with a guarantee that they will be able to sustain from 150–180 mile an hour winds. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give me a call.


column by RON TISDAL

This column is sponsored by USA Quality Steel Barns & Garages.

BIO: With 15 years of building experience, Ron Tisdal is the owner of USA Quality Steel Barns & Garages. Visit their website at You can also contact Ron via email at, or by phone at (863) 978-8586.

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