Steel Farm Building & Kitchen in Port Allen, Louisiana

Metal Building Outlet supplied this metal farm building and kitchen for the owner of a pecan orchard in Port Allen, Louisiana.

The owner bought the building at a discount during a Metal Building Outlet promotion at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado, in January 2023, and Metal Building Outlet worked in close conjunction with the client to design a building to meet his needs.

Insulated and energy-efficient, the Light Stone steel farm and kitchen with Burnished Slate trim has R-19 faced insulation blankets in its roof and R-13 faced insulation blankets in its walls. The insulation keeps working conditions comfortable inside, and it also reduces the owner’s energy bills.

Spacious and well-lit, the metal kitchen and far building has several windows letting natural light inside and an open, column-free interior that maximizes usable floor space. The building also has a 6’ eave extension along one side wall, creating a covered, shaded outdoor area.

Engineered for the climate characteristics of the region, the steel farm building has a high wind load and gutters and downspouts along the roof that help prevent moisture from getting inside and causing condensation.

Building Information and Special Features







Roof Pitch


Roof Sheeting

26 Gauge

Wall Sheeting

26 Gauge

Wind Speed

115 MPH

Snow Load



(2) 10’x12′ commercial-grade canister doors with chain hoists, mounting brackets and header seals; (2) 4070 steel walk doors with lever locks


West Baton Rouge County

Situated along the west bank of the Mississippi River, Port Allen is part of the Baton Rouge metro area. The community lies about 4 miles from Baton Rouge and about an 82-mile drive from New Orleans.

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