Many wouldn’t argue that wood is better to use with agricultural farm buildings. Aside from the most obvious that farm goes better with wood because that is how it has always been, the flexibility of wood is what makes it a better choice than steel. But that is not all there is to it.
When you choose wood, you are choosing a material that is both solid and resistant, offers sound and thermal insulation; long lasting and natural; warm and pleasing when it comes to aesthetics and can facilitate the animal welfare.
What some of the things that wood can do that steel can’t do is with humidity. You are going to work on farms, so it is only natural that you are going to choose a material that can regulate the humidity in the atmosphere. There will be fewer costs on veterinary care and less trouble with infectious disease. Aside from that, the thermal insulation properties that wood has is perfect for the animals as this limits the variation in temperatures within the building. There is no condensation, too. Thus there wouldn’t be any drippings on the animals.
Mechanical and physical properties
You don’t have to expect that the material is going to rot. There is no rotting with wood, but it will turn bad when you don’t know the right way of treating it. The treatment also depends on the kind of exposure it gets. Overall, it is highly resistant to humidity, acid, etc.
When it comes to insulation from sound and thermal elements, it is proven 350 times more insulating compared to steel, not to mention this material is both lightweight.
If you are looking for cost efficiency, wood is the right material for agricultural builds & barns. You will find this true when you are planning for the layout of your agricultural farm. You will realize as you search for the right materials that are both durable and also will work flexibly on the structure that you want. Barns and farms usually have shapes that curve from the roof, which is something that can’t be achieved with steel frames that only stick to one direction. The only shape you can come up with steel frames is that of a square or a rectangle.
Another thing about cost effectiveness is that how they are installed. Wood materials are very easy to work on, unlike with steel that you need to work with a specialist – meaning you have to hire them for extras to get the shape or design that you want with your farm buildings. If you are going to layout and design, experts recommend the wood more than steel. It is also because of this that contractors are more familiar working with wood than with steel. If you go for the latter, it is only natural that you will be looking for specialists. It will be difficult to find competitive prices with installing steel, which can also affect your budget when planning for agricultural farms.