Baby Barns in Moncton – making the right choice

Baby Barns in Moncton – making the right choice

Looking for a new baby barn in Moncton?, get a free quote from a company in New Brunswick that can build you a new baby barn at a reasonable price. Baby Barns are basically a building built to put in additional storage. Many people know them as mini barns, sheds, or storage barns but no matter how you describe them they are outbuildings built for storage.

Baby barns come in different shapes and sizes, So figuring out what to get will be determined by what you want to place in side your baby barn. Generally most store garden tools, lawn mowers, snow blowers, lawn furniture, house hold items.

baby barns MonctonYou can get one that is custom made for you in Moncton, these are usually better constructed and in most cases can be made to match your homes roofing and siding. Or you could get a kit and as a do it yourselfer put the kit together yourself but I would consider these more as a short term solution, these don’t have much to them, usually there’s just enough lumber and materials to build a kit and that’s it.

If you’re a do it yourselfer and good using tools you could construct your own barn from scratch, the advantage is that you get a barn that is better built and you can save money by building it yourself.

There are a number of websites online that offer plans for the do it yourselfer plus your local home improvement stores around Moncton should sell a number of books with lots of ideas to choose from.

In the past few years shingles have changed, shingles were once made from asphalt materials but manufacturers have dropped the asphalt shingles in favour of making fiberglass shingles, they come in a number of colours. Architectural shingles are more expensive than just your regular 3 tab fiberglass shingles so you need to be aware of this.

When looking around for a professional to make your custom made barn, check the floor structure. Was it constructed using 2×4 or 2×6 lumber. If it was built using 2×4 lumber it doesn’t make as good a floor, it’s a weak floor and quite bouncy.

2×6 is a much better choice, it stiffens the floor and makes the floor much stronger and it doesn’t need to have short posts placed under the floor to add support like a floor made from 2×4 lumber does.

Was the floor sheathed using plywood, tongue and grooved boards or was it built with OSB (oriented strand board)?. My first choice would be to either use plywood or tongue and groove boards, I would personally never use OSB on the floor, it won’t last over time and if it gets wet it swells.

If you have a newly built home and would like to get a barn that matches your homes siding and roofing, make sure that what the home builder has told you about the colours of the vinyl siding and roofing are correct. If he tells you that the siding and roofing are a certain colour, don’t accept what he has told you blindly, most home builders around Moncton are building more than one home at a time and it can be quite a job to keep track of what the colours of siding and roofing are for each home that they are building, it’s quite easy to make a mistake on the colours.

Go get a set of samples and check to make sure that the colours are correct before placing an order. Place the samples up next to the siding and compare and double check with the home builder or if possible have the professional barn builder come by to take a look. Making sure that the siding and roofing the home builder has told you on a newly built home is correct can save a lot of headaches and extra money having to replace the roofing and siding on your baby barns, especially when you order a barn and it gets delivered only to find out that the siding and roofing doesn’t match your home.
Brad Briggs

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