No buildings are completely free from risk, but opting for steel takes away a couple of the common risks that go along with wood barns. First, your steel barn is not going to burn. A wood barn can be a fire risk, especially in dry climates, so knowing that your steel barn is not going to suffer that fate is a nice bonus. Also, some wood barns wind up dealing with significant bug problems. Bugs can eat through wood, so an infestation of the wrong type of insect can lead to costly damage. Bugs are not going to eat through the steel components of your barn, however, so this is yet another advantage of this type of structure.