The old-fashioned style of building homes has become more and more inefficient. If you’re looking for a more sustainable style of living, the latest modern trend is the barndominium, modular and prefabricated homes that can be built faster and for much less money.
What is a Barndominium?
A barndominium is a metal building converted to a living space. They can be built brand new as homes or converted from existing buildings. Barndominium homes are extremely efficient, affordable, and low-maintenance homes. This style of living has grown in popularity over the last couple years; in 2017, the number of families living in barndominiums will sky rocket.
What makes a barndominium so efficient?
- Energy efficient windows
- Engineered concrete slab
- Stained concrete floors
- Spray foam insulation
- Tall ceilings
These features work in harmony to create a living space that utilizes very little energy to sustain a comfortable, safe environment.
Insulating Your Metal Building
Closed cell spray foam is the perfect insulation choice for your barndominium because of its durability and effectiveness. The foam’s adhesion to the metal structure eliminates condensation and provides for improved performance over traditional vinyl or FSK backed fiberglass insulation.
13 Awesome Barndominium Design Ideas
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Should You Live in a Barndominium?
These metal homes are a great choice for any family. You can choose an open floor layout, or add on as many rooms as you’d like. If you’re worried that a barndominium is not luxurious, don’t. You can have just about anything you’d like in your new home: air-conditioning, beautiful hardwood floors, sparkling granite countertops, and even an indoor hot tub. There are no limits.
Barndominums are also great for opening up retail shops, storing vehicles, or an additional entertainment area on your property.
Where Should I Build?
Barndominiums can be built anywhere, but right now they are extremely popular in Texas. Brazos Valley near College Station, Mineral Wells and Weatherford near Fort Worth, even Horseshoe Bay or Marble Falls west of Austin.
If you’re thinking about building or converting an existing structure, give Garland Insulating a call and we will make sure your new structure is properly insulated.