An agricultural building used for a covered workplace or storage is a barn. Barns are often used to house livestock and to store agricultural or farming equipment and vehicles. These buildings, barns, are usually located on a farm or former farm.
Some specialized barns exist. For example, a barn designed for housing cattle may be called a byre. A stable is a barn built to keep horses. A farrowing house is a barn built for birthing pigs and housing young swine and mothers.
Often barns need a cover either for extra shade, wind protection, and protection from the weather in general.
Some farmers are concerned about the emerging concern over depletion of the earth’s ozone layer. This includes the dangers of exposure to the sun’s ultraviolent rays, as well as an increase in the incidence of skin cancer among farmers and people working outside under barns. A good solution to this problem may be a durable canvas or polyethylene barn cover.
A concern for a barn cover is more than just the traditional metal or wood shelters. Barn covers need to be weather proof to a great degree. Some barn covers are mounted on hurricane-rated metal frames.
Some farmers and outdoorsmen using barn covers have opted to use net screens that filter as much as 99% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. This allows children, adults, and farmers to work or play outdoors for extended periods of time, safe from the sun’s harmful rays. Barn covers of such fashion can also be used for shade over bleachers, playground equipment, parking lots, concession areas, pool decks, water parks, and any other outdoor gathering places.
Barns are helpful outdoor working and storage facilities. These facilities sometimes need a cover to protect either people, livestock, or equipment inside.