Barndominium is a relatively new term that applies to structures that provide both living quarters and working space. The “working” space can include anything from storage and warehouse to workshops and hobby shops. Shouse is another term for this fast growing market segment.
In the early days of this trend, people would literally build a large machine shed and simply finish a portion of it inside for living quarters. Consequently, their appeal was limited; however, in recent years builders have really redefined this concept. Today’s trends include combinations of traditional building products like wood siding, wrap around porches and even multi-level structures. Gone are the days of someone saying "so you live in that shed?"
Both barndominium and shouse structures offer a host of benefits over conventional stick built constructed homes. They are typically much less costly to build when similar material finishes are used. Build speed is also shorter which is appealing. But one of the biggest features lies in the fact that these building types require fewer (and often no) interior load bearing walls. So they are a natural fit for those owners looking for the popular open concept design.
Many of our top builders are active in this market segment. If you’re interested in building a barndominium or shouse, Contact Us today. We’d love to help you explore the possibility more with a partner we trust.
Not all metal roofing and siding products are created equal. At McElroy Metal we count on the combination of Galvalume substrates and Kynar paint to help your project retain that just built curb appeal year-after-year while delivering the long-term solutions your owners expect.
Not sure why substrates and paint systems matter so much? Contact Us so our local rep can help you better understand the differences available to you. When it comes to selecting products that meet your clients expectations, knowledge is power!
All across the country, homeowners are ditching their shingle roofs and upgrading to metal! While residential metal roofing isn’t new, it is gaining in popularity because more homeowners are recognizing the many environmental and energy-related benefits that metal roofing has to offer.
This eBook was developed to help guide homeowners who have an interest in metal roofing but are seeking a little more knowledge and understanding before finalizing their decision. If that’s your situation, this information is for you.
Looking for a product that still hits both form AND function expectations after 50-60 years? If so, it might be time to consider metal roof or wall panels for your next project.
In addition to the long term aesthetic value and service life, Metal roofing is one of the most sustainable building materials available. Not only can this class of products help reduce electrical load and utility bills by 25%-30% but it's also 100% recyclable.
Sure other products like asphalt shingles and membrane roofing accurately claim they "can be" recycled but the reality is they rarely are. Metal products on the other hand have long recognized as the most recycled product in America.
Metal roofing is also an outstanding host product for solar applications.
Want to chat more about your project specifics to see if metal roof or wall panels could be a sustainable choice, contact us here.