Barn Price Guide - How to Budget Cost of Your Barn Project


If you are planning to hire a construction company to build a barn, you are probably wondering what the costs of different barns are and how much you should budget or put aside for your barn project.  On this page we would like to give you some examples of barn prices and how much barn companies and contractors charge to build barns.

We can only give rough prices, or an approximate price range.  These prices might still be slightly higher or lower depending on your location, travel distance from your builder, local codes, materials used and much more.

TIP - Find the contractor that specializes in type of barns that you are looking for.  In addition to company's expertise, in most cases, you'll be able to save money going with such company.  For example, a company that specializes in regular pole barns will have better prices compared to custom barn builders.  A company that specializes in custom wooden barns with lofts, higher roof pitch, etc. will have a better price for a custom barn.  Same goes for Timber Frame barns, etc.

Prices listed on this page do not include site leveling, concrete slabs, electric, plumbing, painting (if wooden siding), cost of crushed stone, gutters and engineered stamped drawings

NOTE: With higher demand and price of materials going up through the roof lately, actual barn prices might vary significantly from one builder to another.

Pole Barns

With metal roof, metal or wooden siding and regular trusses with 4/12 roof pitch

Price Range

24'x24'x10' Pole Barn - 12K - 14K
30'x40'x12' Pole Barn - 24K - 28K
40'x60'x12' Pole Barn - 40K - 45K

Note: Pole barns cost between $15 - $25 per sq.f. depending on barn size, wall height, roof pitch, number of windows, doors, siding and roofing material used.


Pole Barn Indoor Arenas

With metal roof, (2) sliding doors, (1) entrance door, metal or wooden siding and kickboards

Price Range

60'x120'x16' Indoor Arena - 75K - 120K
72'x180'x16' Indoor Arena - 150K - 200K
80'x200'x16' Indoor Arena - 180K - 250K

Note: Indoor arenas cost between $12 - $18 per sq.f. depending on size, wall height, roofing, siding and other options.


Approximate Costs of Barn Options

Open lean-to (large overhang) - $14 - $16 per sq.f.

Enclosed lean-to (overhang) - $18 - $22 per sq.f.

Concrete slab - $4 - $5 per sq.f. (depending on slab thickness, size, etc.)

Stall mats installation - $5 - $6 per sq.f. (excludes cost of stone)

Regular dormer - $1,200 - $2,500 each

Shed dormer - $200 - $250 per linear foot (depends on length or dormer)

Gambrel roof upgrade- $3 - $5 per sq.f.

These days, most of contractors charge between 80% - 100% of the cost of materials to build a barn.

If your quote for materials is $20,000, you can expect to pay $36,000 - $40,000 for completely built barn (excluding electric, plumbing, painting, etc.)