Tag Archives: cattlebarn

Hip Roof Barns

Hip Roof Barns

There is nothing more picturesque than a well-established farm site with the original hip roof barn standing tall. These old barns are a distinct part of our history and come with a host of good memories. With that in mind it can be difficult to part with a barn when repairs and maintenance are no longer feasible.

When it’s time for a new farm building it’s great to know that there are options for preserving that distinct barn feel. One of our recent customers decided a gambrel truss on a new 40’ x 60’ barn was a great way to keep the traditional look but last for the future generations of his growing family. An overhang flare and a widows peak were added to the roof system and the vaulted truss system allowed for overhead doors that would still fit the tractor. The 4’ x 8’ sliding doors give quick access to move cattle in and out. Overall this barn was a great mix of form and functionality.