With any structure, there are always different ways to improve it, and that is no different for Missouri barns. Typically pole buildings, garages, and barns require less maintenance than many other structures, but there are still various ways to enhance or improve them. In this article, we will provide some suggestions from Missouri barn builders on how to keep your building in great shape for the long haul.
Check for Damaged Lumber
When you are doing your daily chores on the farm, take a look at the wood used to frame your Missouri farm building. Termites are attracted to wood and cause serious damage to any structure. If you see any traces of termite or insect damage, call an exterminator immediately to limit the problem before it causes structural damage.
Check Windows and Doors for Drafts
Just like with a home, drafty windows and doors make it very difficult to keep interior temperatures regulated. If you sense any drafts in your Missouri agricultural building, sure to check and see if both the vapor and air barriers are properly sealed.
Is There Excess Condensation?
One common sign of insufficient airflow in your Missouri custom pole barn is condensation build-up. When excess moisture is present inside a structure, it can cause building materials to corrode and weaken over time. Mold is also an issue that can arise when excess moisture is present, and it should be treated immediately.
Is it Time for New Paint?
When the exterior paint is beginning to fade, it might be time to bring your building back to life. One of the most effective ways to enhance the look of Missouri barns is by adding a fresh new coat of paint to the building’s exterior. No matter what color(s) you choose, your building will look impeccable with bright new paint for everyone to see.
Give it a Good Power Wash
Before you invest in a new paint job, give your building a thorough power wash. After a power wash, you might be surprised at just how much dirt and grime can build up on Missouri garages and barns over time. Once your wash is complete, take a walk around your building and see if your exterior returns to the bright color you remember when it was first built.
If you are thinking about adding a new structure to your farm, contact Central Structures, the leading builder for Missouri barns. You can reach us at (417) 988-8836 or contact us online to receive a free estimate.
We look forward to working with you on your next project.