The investment of time and money required for farming is no small matter. Even a hobby farm is more like an investment than a hobby. Regardless of farm type, outbuildings are just as important as main buildings when it comes to sound construction. And it’s no simpler to deal with the fall-out of poor workmanship. It could even be argued that a barn needs to be built with greater attention to detail than a main building since there are fewer materials and higher potential risks for damage (a bucking horse, for example). Here are four tips that can ensure your barn withstands the test of time.