The barn roof and gutters went up this past week. Things are really starting to take shape.
We chose a light color (light stone) for the roof because they are more energy efficient and help reduce global warming. The vented polycarbonate ridge cap lets a lot of natural light inside the barn, cutting down on our electricity needs. The south side of the barn (which includes the chicken coop) will have eavelights* for the same reason.
The rough-in plumbing and the rest of the concrete are going in next along with siding. I can hardly wait for the weekend to see the progress made this week.
*We looked into using Hansen Buildings when we thought we would buy a kit and build the barn ourselves, but due to timing/resource issues we decided to have a local builder/supplier do it for us instead. I do recommend Hansen Buildings’ website though – it is full of great information. I went through several barn layouts with them before we made the decision to hire it out instead. Their customer service is outstanding if you are in the market for a pole barn kit.