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Popular Agricultural Building Designs in West Virginia

Post frame buildings in West Virginia

Different agricultural businesses often have remarkably different building needs. Fortunately, post frame buildings in West Virginia are infinitely customizable. We can help you build the best West Virginia agricultural buildings for your needs, no matter what you plan to put in your barns––horses, tractors, hay, or something else.

Here MQS Structures, we know there many different design options for barns. Here are some of the most popular choices to consider.

Open-Wall Design

If your farm or ranch is home to livestock that need occasional shelter from the elements, you may need a fully open barn/shelter (no walls) or a barn with a single open wall. Open-wall design barns––especially those with a single open wall––are both practical and cost-effective shelters for animals or hay storage.

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Sliding Doors and Overhead Bay Doors

Large barn doors are an essential part of any big barn. Overhead bay doors are convenient for most applications, but custom horse barn builders in West Virginia suggest installing sliding doors for horse barns. Sliding doors are less noisy than motorized overhead doors and are less likely to disturb your horses. Your barn may need multiple large doors or multiple styles of large doors.

Lean-to Shelters

Lean-to shelters are an efficient way to add additional area to your barn or run-in shelter for your animals to get out of the weather. At MQS Structures, we often build both open and enclosed lean-to shelters. Other uses for lean-to shelters include vehicle parking or storing equipment you need access to with little notice.

Cupolas and Mechanical Ventilation

We always recommend roof overhangs or soffit vents on all the post frame buildings in West Virginia we build. Overhangs and soffit vents are simple and efficient methods for keeping your barn ventilated. If your building needs greater than average ventilation, we suggest adding cupolas and/or mechanical ventilation like exhaust fans and ceiling fans.

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Electric Lights and Daylighting

Most West Virginia post frame buildings and agricultural buildings need some form of interior lighting. If you don’t want to install electricity in your barn for electrical lighting, or you want to wait before running power to your barn, installing skylights or sidelight belts is a practical choice. Most skylights and sidelight belts in agricultural barns are made from semi-transparent plastic roof and wall panels––not glass.

Before building your barn, take time to consider your specific needs carefully. You may be surprised how helpful just a few custom features can make your life and business easier.

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If you are interested in building a barn, shop, garage, or even home, post frame construction is an excellent choice. If you need help with the building process, contact our team of experts today.

At MQS Structures, we are post frame (pole frame) building specialists. If you have been planning on constructing a West Virginia farm building, we can work with you to make sure you get exactly the building you need.

We are a family-owned and operated company specializing in post frame construction, steel-sided wood structures, and West Virginia custom pole barns.

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Call us today at (855) 677-3334, or contact us online to receive a free quote on your next project. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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