Agricultural Uses

If you’re a farmer or agricultural business owner looking for a durable, cost-effective, and customizable building solution, pre-engineered metal buildings may be the answer. Learn more about the variety of agricultural uses of these buildings. 

Agricultural Uses of Pre-engineered Metal Buildings

Explore the many agricultural uses for pre-engineered metal buildings in the Midwest and why they’re such a popular choice for farmers and agricultural businesses in the region!

Livestock Shelters and Barns

One of the most popular agricultural uses in the Midwest for pre-engineered metal buildings is livestock shelters and barns. Cost-effective and durable, they are an excellent solution for housing and protecting livestock from our harsh weather conditions. Plus, we custom design each building to meet the specific needs of the livestock operation, with features like ventilation systems, feed and water troughs, and milking parlors. Pre-engineered metal buildings are also resistant to pests and weather conditions, making them great choice for the unpredictable climate of the Midwest.

Crop Storage Facilities

Pre-engineered metal buildings are an excellent option for crop storage facilities in the Midwest. Not only are they cost-effective but they are customizable and can be designed with high ceilings and open layouts to accommodate large equipment and storage needs. Plus, as mentioned above, pre-engineered metal buildings are resistant to pests and weather conditions, providing a secure and protected environment for crops.

Equipment Storage

Another popular agricultural use of pre-engineered metal buildings is storage for large farm equipment like tractors, combines, and hay balers. We custom design each one so you can include features like large overhead doors and high ceilings to accommodate the height and size of the equipment. And, again, being resistant to pests and weather conditions helps protect equipment from damage, prolonging its lifespan.

Grain Silos and Elevators

Last, but not least, pre-engineered metal buildings are a great option for grain silos and elevators in the Midwest. We will construct them with high ceilings and large doors to fit your large trucks and equipment. Their resistance to pests and weather conditions creates a protected environment for grain storage. They are also energy-efficient, low maintenance, and are constructed quickly and efficiently.

Advantages of Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings in the Midwest

So, what makes pre-engineered metal buildings such a popular choice for agricultural uses in the Midwest?

Durability and Resistant to Pests and Weather Conditions

One of the biggest advantages of pre-engineered metal buildings is their durability and resistance to pests and weather conditions. The unpredictable climate of the Midwest can be tough on buildings and equipment, but pre-engineered metal buildings are designed to withstand these challenges. Resistance to pests, such as rodents and insects, prevents damage to crops and equipment. Plus, you won’t deal with damage from weather conditions like strong winds, heavy snow, and hail, like you would with traditional buildings.

Fast Construction

Another advantage is their fast construction. The components of the buildings are manufactured off-site, so the on-site construction time is significantly reduced. This can be important for agricultural businesses that need to get their operations up and running as quickly as possible.


Pre-engineered metal buildings are also a cost-effective solution for agricultural businesses in the Midwest. These buildings are typically less expensive than traditional stick-built construction and require less maintenance over time. Additionally, pre-engineered metal buildings are energy-efficient, which helps reduce energy costs.

In a nutshell…

With high durability, minimum maintenance costs, quick construction, and cost-effective designs, a pre-engineered metal building may be the perfect solution for your agricultural needs. At Single Source Systems, we’ve been constructing pre-engineered metal buildings in and around the Kansas City Metro for years. We understand what extreme weather can do to a building so we build every project with that in mind. Be sure to contact us for your next agricultural building project!

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