Essential Reminders on Building a Lean to Shed


Homeowners arrive at the decision to build a lean to shed for a number of reasons. These reasons come to one conclusion though, to store their belongings and to protect them, plus, to provide extra space for their homes. Whether it be for your garden tools or some of the stuff that has been lying round your home for ages, a lean to shed is one of the most effective, and affordable ways of keeping them and protecting them as well.

A lean to shed, unlike the typical storage shed is a structure that is built beside your existing home or other structures, like your garage. Instead of having to build a whole new structure with four walls, you will already use one side of the wall of your present structure as the fourth side and just have to build three walls to complete your shed. This will cost less and save you some time when constructing it.

To make this project work, and by that I mean make it serve its purpose and also make your shed look complimentary to your existing home and other structures, there are some essential factors that you need to keep in mind.

First things first, if you want your lean to shed to look good and make it seem as it has been with the original plans of your home, you should design your shed to have a finish that is the same as your home. You should also use materials and design to make a continuous flow. The planning stage is very crucial and you should explore all your options so that you will be able to work without any glitches later on.

Another factor that should gain much attention is the roof of your lean to shed. As much as possible, make certain that in your design plans, the roof is mono pitched. By doing this, you will be ensuring that any rain water or snow fall will slip away from the main structure your shed is attached to. If not, snow or rain water will collect on the roof upping the chances of damaging your shed roof or the walls of the main structure.

Another way to ensure that you wont have any difficulties in building your lean to shed is to guarantee that the foundation where you plan to build your shed is level and the walls of your shed is even to the wall of the main structure. You will have fewer problems attaching your walls later on if you are able to make sure that everything is leveled. If not, your shed will have gaps which can then allow rain water, dirt and moist to get inside your shed possibly damaging your belongings.

Most importantly though, before doing any projects such as a lean to shed, it is best to first check with your local planning and zoning office. Some areas require that you first have to secure a permit before adding any structure to a home.


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