Making a Lean to Shed – Steps For Building A Slant Roof Wooden Shed


You can add additional storage to your existing shed by making a lean-to shed. Your existing storage place should be structurally sound and has an exterior wall to which you can attach this storage space. It allows homeowners to store mowers, cookers, garden supplies and many other things. Given below are some comprehensive building instructions to build a lean-to shed and get some additional storage.

Build a Ledge Board

Make a ledger board to fasten to an existing wall and support the upper end of your roof. Take a measurement of an outside wall, and cut down the board with a circular saw to same length. Use a 2 by 4 inch board for a short rood and 2/6 for a longer one.

Fasten the ledge board to these studs in the existing sturdy partition with a long screw and a screw gun. You can choose to remove the covering on the existing wall or leave it in place. Level the ledger broad through a level above that of an outside shed wall. Homeowner can build the roof at any pitch or slope, but should slope 1 inch for every 10 feet it runs from the ledge board. Follow the shed plan meticulously to get the expected results.

Connect the Ledge Boards

Connect the ends of a ledger board and the ends of an outside wall with 2 by 4 boards cut at any angle to fit between those walls. Nail those to outside of a ledger board and wall. Add internal 2/4 inches of rafters for making this shed together than 4 feet. Cut these ends to the angles to fit between the partitions, and toenail them in place.

Install 1 by 4 inches sheathing strips throughout the rafters, shed end to end. Nail these ends to each rafter in 12 inch increments from the outer exterior to a ledger board. Level them.

Cover the Lean-to Roof

Cover the lean-to storage place with corrugated metal roofing. Place the first panel on one end of the roof and secure it to a sheathing strips top and bottom using a screw gum and screws. Never put a screw in the last valley where the next panel will overlap.

Add another panel to a side while overlapping the corrugations. Cover the bottom of the top, and add a second row of panels at the top, if required, overlapping the bottom row by 6 inches. Panels generally are 8 to 10 feet long, but you can get longer lengths. Use tin snip or a metal saw to cut panels to fit your requirement.

Make the Roofing Waterproof

You need to put metal flashing at the top of the corrugated roofing when making a lean- to shed. Nail the roofing to the building wall and overlap to deflect water down the roof. Seal the top of the metal flashing with clear silicone caulk.

Add drip edging on all sides of the roof and metal flashing elements that deflect water away from the top and seal sharp edges. Metal flashing is metal bent to overlap a straight wall and a sloped roof. Drip edging is metal sealing the ends of it to avoid moisture from getting in.


Source by Ted Forest