Barn restoration takes on many forms. Do you want to restore your barn to a period correct timber frame or post and beam show barn? Do you need to close up a barn used to store hay or house equipment? How about a barn restoration that takes a dilapidated dairy barn and refits the milking parlor to be a top notch horse stable? One area that makes barn restoration cost effective is that most projects do not have the large expenses of excavation, a new foundation, or utility connections. Also, the permitting expenses and requirements are usually lower, and the process quicker. If an older barn, either timber frame, post and beam, or otherwise, is structurally sound, modern roofing and siding materials go a long way to keep the building useful for many years to come. If you are looking to purchase a farm with existing buildings, consider barn restoration as an option for your next horse barn.