The Boxed Eave Barn is our most popular metal barn style. It has a traditional roof line that many homeowners choose because it complements the look of their home. It’s inexpensive, quick to assemble, but offers solid construction and looks great. Structurally, our prefabricated steel Boxed Eave Barns are actually a combination of two buildings: an Boxed Eave RV Carport (which comprises the taller middle section) and a wide Boxed Eave Carport (which is built in two halves and joined to either side of the RV Carport.)
The Boxed Eave Barn comes in two overall styles: the Horse Barn (pictured) with a center section that rises above the lean-to sides with a separate roof line, and the Eagle Barn, with a lower center section and contiguous roof line across the entire structure. The Horse Barn package includes enclosure of both lean-tos and an 8′ by 7′ frame out in the front and back. The Eagle Barn comes with front and rear gables, but is otherwise open. All barns can be fully customized to accommodate your needs, including framing in of a tack room and stalls.
The Boxed Eave Barn is available in sizes ranging from 30′ to 54′ wide, and from 21′ to 41′ long. For all size options, you can review the available sizes of the Boxed Eave RV Carport and the Boxed Eave Carport. It ranges in height from 13′ to 16′ tall in the center, and up to 12′ tall on the sides, with a required 2′ roof pitch. It’s constructed with 14 gauge galvanized steel framing with double base rails, double legs, center bracing, and 29 gauge metal roofing. All center units have double legs spread 5′ on center or less, and 3′ leg braces for added strength and stability. Lean-tos include 2′ leg braces. Concrete or rebar anchors are included with most barns, while mobile home ground anchors are included on barns 50′ to 54′ wide.
Many other optional features are available to customize the look and enhance the durability of your Boxed Eave Barn. For example, side panels that only come down part of the way to the ground are available on either design to provide additional protection against wind, sun, and rain, and they add stability to the unit. Or, your Boxed Eave Barn can be fully enclosed with garage door frame outs or garage doors ranging from 6′ by 7′ to 12′ by 12′. Walk out doors and windows are also available.
When built and installed properly, the Boxed Eave Barn is rated to handle up to 35 pounds per square foot (psf) snow load. That’s generally more than enough to handle any storm we see in the United States as it allows for nearly two feet of the heaviest, wettest snow you can imagine. Of course, if Mother Nature decides to nail us with something awful, you may want to go out and rake some snow off your Boxed Eave Barn’s roof. And, if lots of heavy snow is a routine fact of life where you live, upgrading to a Vertical Barn may be wise, since its vertically-installed roof panels make it much easier for snow and ice to slide right off, while also enhancing structural stability and looking even nicer.
The Boxed Eave Barn is also rated to withstand winds up to 140 miles per hour, which will hopefully outlast any storm you ever have to face. It’s important to note that stability in heavy winds depends on the barn being installed properly, preferably on a concrete footing. Other optional upgrades for added strength and stability include 12 gauge framing and mobile home anchors. And, if you’re planning to spend a lot of time in your barn, (Man Cave anyone?) you can fully enclose it and add insulation so it stays comfortably warm or cool.