Adding a new horse barn to a farm or ranch can be an exciting addition to the property. With any new structure you want to make it appealing but more importantly it should be functional. As one of the leading custom horse barn builders in Missouri, Central Structures knows that an important aspect of a horse barn is including a fully functional hayloft.
You will want to ensure that the hayloft meets your ranching needs so that you can properly store and access hay, feed, and other supplies necessary to keep your livestock healthy. So, while it is easy to primarily focus on the ground floor of your new horse barn, be sure to spend some time on the hayloft when you and our team of Missouri horse barn builders discuss the final details.
A few hayloft customizations that have been popular requests for horse barn owners are:
- Extra Doors
- Fully Finished Floor
Nearly all Amish pole barns in Missouri have a ladder so that ranchers can get to the hayloft. Whether the ladder is inside or on the exterior of the barn, the ladder is a space-saving option that gets the job done.
However, an easier way to get to the loft is by having a stairwell installed. Using steps in Missouri farm buildings is less strenuous on your body and safer than ladder. If you or anyone helping on the farm have bad ankles, feet, knees, or simply don’t get around as well as you did in the past, then a stairwell would be an ideal solution.
Throwing hay is a tough job, especially during the hot and humid Missouri summers. You can save time and energy by installing multiple hayloft doors throughout your Missouri agricultural building. Multiple doors will prevent workers from logging extra miles while carrying those extra hay bales.
Having extra doors can improve air circulation as well, since stale air can easily get trapped inside a Missouri farm building that is full of hay and livestock. Additional doors also allow cooler air from underneath the loft floor to flow towards the top of the barn which can lower the interior temperature a few degrees.
Fully Finished Floor
A partially finished floor will be less expensive, but a fully finished floor is a safer, higher-quality option. Partially finished floors have small gaps between the boards. Over time the boards can shift or potentially break, which can cause holes in the floor large enough for someone to accidentally step through.
As a Missouri post frame building owner, you want to ensure that you and your workers are safe. With a fully finished floor it will have no gaps, which will significantly lower the risk of injuries.
When it comes to custom horse barn builders in Missouri, Central Structures is an experienced team you can depend on. We will provide top-notch service from our first conversation until the day your horse barn is finished. If you have any questions, give us a call today at (417) 988-8836.
We look forward to hearing from you!