Howard Horton

Barn Widow’s Peaks

  • The Widows’s Peak is the pointed overhang on the front of the barn roof.
  • Orginally, it provided a pulley support for putting in loose hay.
  • Now it provides shelter for the loft door and adds charm and style.

Barn Dormers

Dormers are small gables with windows on the side of the roof. They are available as a Gable Style or a Shed Style.

Shed Style Dormer
Gable Style Dormers

They add light, ventilation, a view, and a classic look. Dormers increase the amount of usable headspace in your loft.  They make great nooks for bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms and offices

Western Classic barn with two dormers widow’s peak and a cupola

Dormers are available as a Gable Style or a Shed Style

Western Classic with gable style and shed style dormers
Interior view of a shed style dormer

Barn Cupolas

Sturdy cupolas designed to last 100 years.

Cupolas were originally designed to add natural light and ventilation to the area under a roof. They sit on the ridge of a roof and can be found in many shapes, including square, round, and octagonal. On barns, they’re meant to allow a continuous flow of air into the hayloft, helping to dry the hay.

Sturdy cupolas designed to last 100 years.

  • Sizes (Suggested)
  • 16 inch barns to 16 feet
  • 20 inch barns to 20 feet
  • 24 inch barns to 24 feet
  • 30 inch barns 24′ to 48′ (sometimes two for 48′ to 72′
  • 36 inch barns 48′ to 72′
  • Custom you size, your picture or sketch

Shape

  • 6 sided
  • square

Cladding (or siding)

  • Rough sawn Douglas body with western red cedar vents (or windows) fascia and trip
  • All western cedar
  • Study subsided shell, add your own siding

Roofing

  • Sturdy one piece roof lit ready for your roofing. Has cedar fascia installed

Shipping

  • Small cupolas are shipped assembled
  • Larger cupolas mostly assembled

Barn Windows

Barnfactory Barn windows are designed to replicate the small-paned wood windows of 100 years ago.

Barn Windows add light, function and classic character to any building.

  • Made from your choice of Western Red Cedar or Douglas Fir
  • Easy to paint feature (unbreakable plexiglass removes easily for painting)
  • Each window is pre trimmed in Western Red Cedar

The staining of window framing and mullions (the vertical bar between the panes of glass in a window) can be completed before glazing, a time saving feature the painter will love.

Barn Doors

Our barn doors are manufactured with high quality, Northwest Douglas fir and Western Red Cedar lumber.

Barn Alley Doors

  • large doors of classic barn door design with long-lasting quality
  • can include windows
  • Cedar trim and cross bucks Arched Cedar trim at door tops
  • Cedar track covers
  • Custom sizes

Barn Carriage Doors

  • Carriage doors can slide on overhead tracks or swing on hinges
  • Quality Douglas Fir Frames
  • Western Red Cedar Windows
  • Great for opening onto a porch overhang or barn side.

Barn fold-to-side doors

  • doors fold side to side like a bifold door
  • Can include windows
  • great for rv’s

Barn Loft Doors with/without windows

What kind of foundation should I use?

There are four basic commonly used foundations, independently or in combination:

1. Post Frame (pole barn)
2. Monolithic Slab
3. Footing and stem wall
4. Concrete pads on or below grade

The pole barn foundation is excellent for farm and shop building use.  It consists of pressure treated wood posts (often 6″x6″) buried 3′ to 5′ in the ground resting on a concrete pad as a footing.  The posts are easy to fasten siding walls, beams, lofts, and roof trusses to.  They are also great for fastening stalls to as they can be spaced to your stall size.  4″ and 6″ concrete floors can often be added after the building is completed relatively fast.
 
Because the posts are easy to install as long as the holes aren’t too difficult to dig and the terrain isn’t too steep, the post frame (pole barn) foundation is considerably less expensive.  It requires only one inspection; however, building with pole barn foundations usually appraise for less value than those with monolithic or stem wall foundations.  If your long term use of this building is for home or any other heated purpose, you should seriously consider a monolithic or stem wall foundation.

The monolithic slab foundation usually has a 4″ or 6″ concrete floor with the edges turned down from 12″ to 48″ (commonly 18″ to 24″).  Areas of increased loading such as walls and posts have additional depth of concrete with rebar added.  The perimeter wall is 6″ to 12″ wide at the base and may taper to an increased width of 12″ to 18″ at the top.  Several courses of rebar are added to tie everything together and add rigidity.  The slab and sides are poured continuously into one big monolithic foundation, but it is stronger and more easily utilized for multiple uses.  Floor heating systems can be easily installed.  Walls over mono-slab foundations can be easily stick framed and insulated.  Garages and shops with monolithic foundations may one day be converted to housing, making them considerably more valuable.  Plumbing should be planned for in advance to avoid extra expenses later.

 

Ordering

Once you have chosen the items you would like to purchase, please contact us to begin processing your order.  We will fax or email you a formal quote for the items as well as shipping for you to confirm and sign.  Depending on the time of year, most orders for stock items can be filled in 2-3 weeks, with custom orders taking a short time longer.  If your project is time sensitive, please make sure to communicate that to us before ordering.  The Barn Factory accepts personal and bank checks, money orders, Visa and Mastercard (both the credit and debit types), and electronic or wire transfers.  If you pay with a personal check, please expect a 2-3 day delay in processing your order while the check clears your account.

Contact Us

The Barn Factory production facility is located in historic Oakville, Washington in the heart of timber country.

You can contact us via email at sales@barnfactory.com or by phone at 360-346 0054