- Provides an economical three-sided shelter for temporary shade and cover for horses or other livestock
- Combines resistance to fire, termites, mold and rot with the strength of steel
- Perfect outdoor cover solution for hay, feed, firewood, garbage cans, yard tools & equipment, and small vehicles like tractors and four-wheelers
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The VersaTube loafing shed package provides an economical three-sided shelter for temporary shade and cover for horses or other livestock.
Metal Buildings combine resistance to fire, termites, mold and rot with the strength of steel, it can also be a perfect outdoor cover solution for hay, feed, firewood, garbage cans, yard tools & equipment, and small vehicles like tractors and four-wheelers.
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Available Colors (Roofing & Siding)
While colors have been matched as accurately as possible to the actual finish, representation of colors may vary due to monitor and printing limitations. Availability of colors are subject to change.
- Premium 29 gauge painted steel roofing and siding panels deliver a quality professional look
- Low maintenance, easy-to-clean finish resists chalking, fading, stains and dirt retention
- 80,000 PSI minimum yield strength
- 20-year limited paint warranty
- Color-matched trim and accessories included
Agricultural Building FAQs
VersaTube horse barns can be quoted with shipping to the following states. ALABAMA, AL, ARIZONA, AZ, ARKANSAS, AR, CALIFORNIA, CA, COLORADO, CO, CONNECTICUT, CT, DELAWARE, DE, FLORIDA, FL, GEORGIA, GA, IDAHO, ID, ILLINOIS, IL, INDIANA, IN, IOWA, IA, KANSAS, KS, KENTUCKY, KY, LOUISIANA, LA, MAINE, ME, MARYLAND, MD, MASSACHUSETTS, MA, MICHIGAN, MI, MINNESOTA, MN, MISSISSIPPI, MS, MISSOURI, MO, MONTANA, MT, NEBRASKA, NE, NEVADA, NV, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NH, NEW JERSEY, NJ, NEW MEXICO, NM, NEW YORK, NY, NORTH CAROLINA, NC, NORTH DAKOTA, ND, OHIO, OH, OKLAHOMA, OK, OREGON, OR, PENNSYLVANIA, PA, RHODE ISLAND, RI, SOUTH CAROLINA, SC, SOUTH DAKOTA, SD, TENNESSEE, TN, TEXAS, TX, UTAH, UT, VERMONT, VT, VIRGINIA, VA, WASHINGTON, WA, WEST VIRGINIA, WV, WISCONSIN, WI, WYOMING, WY,
VersaTube is proud to offer steel tubing made in the U.S.A. with gauges of steel that range from 15 to 12 gauge depending size and configuration. Should you have an unusual load requirement your dealer will be able to properly configure the design of your horse barn to meet these needs.
Yes. Our VersaTube Building System allows for any size horse barn or loafing shed to be built up to 52′ wide, 16′ sidewall and unlimited length.
VersaTube offers sheet metal in 9 different colors and we will gladly search for colors outside our standard horse barn color chart.
7. Do you offer do-it-yourself horse barn kits that are easy enough for the average person to build?
Want to save some money by doing it yourself? VersaTube offers the premier do-it-yourself horse barn kit. Most VersaTube dealers offer kits and they are also available at most Home Centers such as Menards, Lowe’s and Home Depot. We have a detailed step-by-step assembly manual to help you every step of the way. Our slip fit connections allow us to produce a horse barn kit that is easy to get home and easier to assemble. Your dealer is readily available to assist you or, you may call our hot line for assistance at 800-900-7222 when assembling your horse barn.
VersaTube competitors only offer DIY horse barn kits in some instances. When our competitors do provide you a DIY horse barn kit they usually just deduct 5% from the installed price. Worst of all most of our competitors do not offer assembly instructions. Most will not provide customer support should their customers need it during assembly. It is always smart to check with the Better Business Bureau to be assured you are making the right choice concerning your buying decision.
VersaTube uses a proprietary method when mandrel-bending side posts. VersaTube mandrel bends maintain the integrity and strength of the steel horse barn framing. Some models offered utilize single point compression bending.
VersaTube utilizes shaped tubing for 2 reasons. One, horse barns built with rectangular tubing are significantly stronger that those using round tubing. The flat surface on shaped tubing provides for easier assembly when applying screws.
VersaTube metal horse barns are conveniently packaged and shipped on 40″ x 120″ pallets. Even the largest steel canopies can be delivered by any major shipping company using a standard pallet jack and lift gate.
Horse Barns can be built on a number of flat surfaces following the anchoring procedures we conveniently provide in the installation manual. The way to prepare the ground is to ensure there is a slight decline up to 4″ to ensure that water will run off and run off the back gable end, not the front.
16. Can VersaTube horse barns be built and then completely enclosed with additional materials at a later date?
The VersaTube Building System is designed for this exact purpose. Additional sections can be added and your horse barn can even be enclosed at a later date without issue.
Most horse barn stalls are 12′ x 12′ and we offer steel stall packages as an option.
Yes. Loafing sheds have many uses such as a hay shed, feed shelter or other commercial uses.
Yes, our customer service hot line fields calls Mon-Fri from 8AM to 5PM
Authorized VersaTube dealers can install our horse barns in many different ways at their discretion.
A standard horse barn is 36′ wide. The horse barn industry generally refers to center section of a horse barn as raised center isle. VersaTube offers a standard 12′ wide raised center isle. Additionally, our raised center isle has 13.5′ sidewalls. Some of our customers make our horse barn frames into 3 bay carports parking an RV in the center isle the parking two vehicles in the outside bays.
In the top section of this page you will find a link to our horse barn instruction manual.
Our standard steel horse barn does not require truss braces unless have an unusual snow and wind load requirement. Most steel horse barns wider then 36′ require truss braces to meet local wind and snow load requirements.
VersaTube offer horse barns in a 3:12 roof pitch.
Yes, as long as it is properly designed to carry the additional weight of the horse barn as well as the additional snow and wind load.
Snow and wind load conditions dictate the required on center spacing of a horse barn: VersaTube 12′ to 30′ wide loafing sheds are 4′ or 6′ on center. VersaTube 36′ wide horse barns are 4′ or 6′ on center VersaTube Contractors Series 2″x4″ framing allows for horse barns wider then 36′.
Yes. Our horse barns and loafing sheds come in many different styles; the Grand Series horse barn and the Suburban Series horse barn have the A-Frame style look.
Standard metal horse barns range from 36′ wide to 52′ wide and take 8 – 48 hours to assemble. Adding sidewalls, a front or back to your horse barn adds to the assembly time.
Here is the formula to calculate peak height (((Width / 2) x 3) / 12) + sidewall height
It is important to leave enough room to work around the perimeter of the metal horse barn for assembly purposes. We also recommend checking your local building codes.
VersaTube horse barns use common 1/2″ concrete anchor bolts that are installed using a hammer drill.
For exact instructions refer to our horse barn instruction manual. To properly anchor in dirt, postholes must be created with our rebar horse barn anchors set in concrete.
Our metal horse barns can be financed through credit accounts with mass merchants. Some of our dealer builders also offer financing. See our dealer builder locater for more information.
Our horse barns can be purchase with Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, money order, debit, personal check, and business check or by PO (purchase order) to pre-qualified customers.
See our builder dealer locater and in cases where a horse barn dealer is not located in your proximity give us a call 800-900-7222.
or call us (800) 810-2993