Not sure why more people don’t build homes with Morton. They go up fast and are of better quality and easier to heat and cool.
A Home That Looks Better and Lasts Longer
A Morton-built ranch home is ideal to create open floor layouts, accommodate storage and hobby needs, and to customize with an array of porch options. Your Morton home is built by our crews with the highest quality materials and is covered by our industry-leading warranty.
Our ranch home package includes certified structural design, site preparation, an engineered concrete foundation, wall insulation, doors, and windows. This high-quality, lockable, insulated building shell is ready for you to finish any way you want.
A LOCKABLE, INSULATED SHELL READY FOR YOU TO FINISH
Our crews construct the insulated, lockable shell of the home, with no interior wall framing, which allows the interior finish to be completed by you, the homeowner, or your own general contractor.
Morton built our house, and then we had a friend who’s a great carpenter as our contractor complete the inside work on the house. The day Morton was completed the building shell, our contractor was there to start putting up the interior walls and sheetrock…It was a great combination of those two that have made it really good for us and we loved it.
- Tony & Jill, Oklahoma
THE ADVANTAGE OF OUR CLEAR-SPAN CONSTRUCTION:
WHY A MORTON HOME?
First and foremost, they are Morton post-frame buildings that last longer and look better. A Morton-built ranch home is ideal to create open floor layouts, accommodate storage and hobby needs and can be customized with an array of porch options. Distinctive floor plan options provide endless possibilities for you or your general contractor to finish out the interior of your home and accommodate the ranch-living style you are looking for.
We looked around at other builders, but just from seeing how Morton builds their buildings, we decided to build with Morton… They have a great guarantee and their materials and the structure. And our Morton sales consultant was great to work with. There’s a lot of things that they go to when you're building the house and he walked us through the process right from the first day.
- Tony & Jill, Oklahoma
Learn more about the advantage of choosing Morton for your ranch home project:
WHAT KIND OF RANCH HOME ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
Morton ranch homes are a favorite of our Morton homeowners because of their classic style and uncomplicated exterior shell one can finish on your own. We have packaged our most popular ranch-style home building styles to help you explore and evaluate your building options. From detached garages, to attached garages and hobby shops, we have a variety of options to fit your style. Because we build with our customers in mind, we can work with you from the styles below to create the size living space, garage or porch that fits your lifestyle.
The RockfordRanch homes, with detached garage
This classic ranch home is easy to design and easy to finish. Some customers build this quality home first and then build a matching large Morton garage or shop in the future. Learn more about the Rockford ranch home style here.
The DecaturRanch homes, with an attached garage
This home is ideal for someone seeking elegant, practical, functional, and low maintenance living. A simple exterior shell allows many customers to upgrade the interior. This forever single-level home is ideal for a family to “age-in-place”. Learn more about the Decatur ranch home style here.
The BransonRanch homes, with an attached shop
This ranch-style home combines some of the best of what Morton offers – a quality lockable, insulated shell and an attached large shop. The shop could be for an RV, a boat, storage, or for hobbies. This home will stand out when you host your friends and family. Learn more about the Branson ranch home style here.
DOWNLOAD OUR RANCH HOME BUILDING GUIDE
See floor plan ideas for each of our ranch-style home offerings, learn more about the construction process and the Morton Advantage.
How is a Morton Home or Cabin different from a traditional stick-built home?
Unlike traditional stick-built home construction, Morton Buildings utilizes a method known as post-frame construction. Traditional stick-built homes tend to have many corners, have multiple levels, vinyl/brick siding, and with interior load bearing walls. Morton’s post-frame home is an engineered wood-framed building, typically has simpler configurations, and features steel roof and siding.
Why choose a Morton post-frame home?
There are multiple advantages in choosing Morton’s post-frame for your forever home or cabin:
- Clear-span Construction. Our post-frame construction method for a metal building house eliminates interior load-bearing walls. The result is a truly open interior space for you to maximize, customize, and finish based on your needs and design preferences. From a single-family home with room to grow, to a steel cabin that provides a low-maintenance getaway for you and your family, Morton Buildings constructs homes that meet your specific needs and style. Take a tour of the clear-span advantages in this model home.
- Designed for storage and hobby needs. Post-frame construction allows you to make room for extra storage and hobby needs, such as RVs, boats, yard equipment, or a hobby shop to name a few.
- An array of porch options. Choose from lean-to, gable, hip, wraparound, Dutch-hip, open-end, exposed truss, and other options to add curb appeal and make your home stand out from the crowd.
- Heavy lift support. Our home package includes certified structural design, site preparation for construction, and engineered concrete foundation, wall insulation, doors, and windows. This high-quality, lockable, insulated building shell is ready for you to finish any way you want.
- Energy Efficiency. We offer an exclusive Energy Performer® insulation package, which offers R-values that far exceed other traditional home insulation methods.
- Virtually Maintenance-Free Exterior. Using our exclusive Hi-Rib™ steel in a wide-variety of aesthetic paint colors for your roofing or siding ensures nearly zero maintenance for years to come.
- Unmatched Structural Warranty. Experience a warranty like none other in the metal building home and metal cabin building industry. All Morton buildings are backed by the strongest, non-prorated, and non-pass-through warranty.
What is the energy-efficiency difference with a Morton home or cabin?
Morton homeowners not only comment on the beauty and flexibility of their homes, but they are also impressed with the efficiency of a Morton metal barn home. Imagine saving on heating and cooling costs year-round. That’s exactly what Morton owners have found. Thanks to our exclusive Energy Performer® insulation system, your building will be well insulated and remain comfortable throughout the seasons. The Energy Performer system combines superior wall/ceiling insulation with effective ventilation for a comfortable, cost-effective environment. How does this stand apart from stick-built construction? Learn more here.
Is a Morton home significantly lower cost than stick-built construction?
The cost of any home is a function of the quality of materials used, level of interior finish, and builder qualifications. Typically, the cost of a finished Morton Home is comparable to a stick-built home. Here are some reasons why a Morton home or cabin is an optimal choice:
- Unique Morton Style. Your one-of-a-kind Morton Home or Cabin will stand out from the crowd. A definite conversation starter. With careful planning you can make Morton home or cabin complement other Morton buildings on your property.
- Design to suit lifestyle and future needs. Morton homes and cabins can be designed to meet current lifestyle (i.e., entertaining, storage, hobby) and accommodate future needs (i.e., age-in-place).
- Blank interior canvas for DIY enthusiasts. Our lockable, insulated shell is ideal for some to finish your home or cabin any way you want and at your own pace.
- Savings by acting as a General Contractor. Some customers act as their own general contractors for all interior finishing, while Morton provides the insulated shell, and they handle the rest. This option can save upwards of 20 percent of total finishing costs, making this an attractive option.
Is a Morton home or cabin construction process different?
It is important to note that the planning process for a Morton home or cabin can differ from traditional stick-built construction. Obtaining appropriate financing and preparing a construction site are critical first steps.
- If financing, get qualified for a post-frame home construction loan
- Identify your land purchase, associated costs, and specific code requirements and site prep needs (i.e., septic, electric, driveway, etc.)
- Identify how you plan to finish the lockable, insulated shell, either by working with a general contractor or doing the interior finish yourself, and determine finishing costs
- Identify floor plan preferences to determine exterior project costs with your Morton sales consultant
- With final project costs determined, obtain final approval from bank
- Review plans and sign contracts, and obtain required building permits
- Start construction of your high-quality lockable, and insulated home shell
- You now have a blank canvas to finish your home or cabin
What does a Morton Home or a Cabin cost?
Because every Morton home is unique, there is not a one-price-fits-all estimate to how much a Morton steel building house or steel cabin costs. Moreover, costs can vary based on local requirements (i.e., snow loads, wind loads), site conditions (i.e., room for our crews, soil properties), location (i.e., additional delivery charges, and other factors (i.e., local taxes, local wage rates).
We encourage you to start your journey with Morton by selecting a model home or cabin from an array of options. These model building designs have an optimized open-floor layout, popular building shell features, are excellent starting points to understand budgetary pricing. This will help you evaluate and determine if Morton is a good fit for your project. You can then work with your local sales consultant, to adapt the design and features to suit your unique needs.
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Why work with Morton
We want your metal building home to be one you are proud to show off and pass down to future generations. As a 100% employee-owned company, we are all committed to be the industry leader with a focus on innovation, service, quality, and most importantly, making sure each customer is completely satisfied with their decision to build Morton.
We look forward to discussing your home building project. To connect with your local Morton team, fill out the form below or connect with your local construction center.