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What is a Barndominium or Barndo and Why Build One in Ohio

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What is a Barndominium or Barndo

One of DM’s specialty trades is the construction of barndos and barndominiums. If you’re looking to build a new home or secondary space, it would be a good time to consider a barndominium or barndo. As the name implies, a barndominium is a barn that is converted into a livable space. Barndominiums are quickly becoming more and more popular in the US Midwest, especially Ohio for their unique aesthetic and cost-effective nature.

When Was The Barndominium Invented?

The concept for a barndominium has been around for a very long time. Many Amish and mennonite communities have built attached living quarters and barns for hundreds of years across Ohio. The term barndominum however didn’t appear to describe these hybrid living spaces until the late 1980’s, early 1990’s and largely took off in equestrian circles.

Today, barndominiums have become a common and practical way to create additional space and living quarters for not just housing livestock but, hobbies, offices, rental properties, and much much more.

Why Are Barndominiums Being Built

Will Barndos were originally really popular in Western States like Texas and Wyoming, due to the rising cost of homebuilding materials, barndominiums are becoming a common way to create livable space in a much more cost-effective way in Midwest states like Ohio. Barndominiums are great for homeowners who want to add large open spaces or areas for other activities. They are great for home auto shops, crafts and hobbies including sandblasting and welding, as well as general storage for campers, RV’s, and tools and equipment. There straight forward steel design makes them easy to customize and tailor to an individual or homeowners specific needs.

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How Long Does It Take to Build a Barndominium in Ohio?

Construction time can vary greatly depending on your needs. Barndominium construction occurs in four stages: clearing and site work,   foundation pouring,  framing, and the interior living build-out. Many contractors will only handle the first 3 leaving the homeowner with a well insulated yet empty interior. DM specializes in custom builds and can help you tailor the inside to your particular needs.

How Much Does a Barndominium Cost in Ohio

Costs can vary depending on the size and scope of your project but typically can range anywhere from 30-50% cheaper on a per square foot basis than a traditional home depending on your unique needs. Our expert team can help put together an estimate to include any specific customizations or amenities you might need!

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Call DM Roofing Siding & Windows, Ohio's Top Bandominium Builders!

We have done numerous builds in the last year in the Northern Ohio area and have years of experience in assembling and constructing barndos and barndominiums. If you are looking for a quote or estimate on an upcoming barndominium project in Ohio, give us a call today at 330.366.9857

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