A barndominium is basically a barn that’s been converted into a living space. Though barndominiums have been around for a long time, more people these days are becoming aware of the benefits of buying a building made almost entirely with metal panels.
A barndominium is a reasonable investment, as it costs only a fraction of the price of complete home construction. It’s one of the most versatile prefab home options available. You can fit a barndominium with modern components, including plumbing, energy-efficient windows, concrete floors, foam insulation, and many more.
To better understand how a barndominium is set up, here is a short guide.
Though this is mostly made of metal building components, it still needs a foundation. Unless the metal building supplier offers the service, you can ask a contractor to lay the foundation for you and help you in setting up your new barndominium. A good foundation will give your new home more structural integrity and stability for the long term.
Rafters and Main Frame
Some components of the barndominium require pre-cutting and punching. You may also have to do some welding. You’ll have to do this with the rafters and the main frame of your home. You might also need a crane to move and position these heavy components. Smaller barndominium kits may not require a crane. Fasten the components to the foundation with bolts, then install purlins and girts. This is also the time to install gramed openings.
Roof and Walls
Wall sheeting and the roof are installed next. They are installed using screws that attach them to the frame. To improve protection against the elements, your barndominium has weather stripping that you should apply between the panels.
As your home is basically just metal supplies, you can’t afford to ignore insulation. The frame is where you apply the insulation after the weather stripping has adhered. Your best option is spray-in insulation, as it’s more cost-effective and durable.
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