Barn Price Considerations
The total cost of a barn is determined by the cost for materials and labor. In terms of labor, hiring a general contractor to build a barn is one of the most expensive options. Paying a contractor and construction crew will make the cost of labor a large percentage of the total cost of the barn. By eliminating the need for a general contractor, you can significantly reduce the cost of a barn.
Prefabricated barns are pre-engineered and are delivered in a ready-to-assemble form. A few skilled workers can put together a prefabricated steel barn in just a few days (compared to weeks required for construction of a traditional wooden barn). Prefab barns offer major savings in the cost of labor and materials (with prefabricated barns there is virtually no material waste).
A traditionally constructed barn will typically cost at least $45 per square foot to construct. In contrast, prefab metal barns range in price between $7 and $25 per square foot. The savings available with prefab barns are immediately apparent. As a bonus, a prefabricated building usually comes with a multi-year warranty, providing peace of mind that just isn’t available with traditionally constructed wooden pole barn type buildings.
How Much Does a Barn Cost per Square Foot?
|# Stalls/Barn||Dimensions||Barn Cost||Stall Cost|
|2 stall barn||30x40||$10,800||$2,300|
|4 stall barn||40x40||$14,400||$4,600|
|6 stall barn||40x60||$21,600||$6,900|
|8 stall barn||40x80||$25,600||$9,200|
|10 stall barn||40x90||$28,800||$11,500|
|12 stall barn||40x100||$32,000||$13,800|
|14 stall barn||40x150||$48,000||$16,100|
Based upon the above sample barn prices, average square foot costs can range from $9 per sq ft for a smaller 1200SF barn to $7/sq ft for a larger 14-stall barn.