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  1. #1
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Waynesboro Va
    John Deere X310, JD LA 145

    Default Shed roof not hooked to building

    Thinking of building a tractor - equipment shed that has a shed roof that just goes down a slight hill with not much pitch to the roof. Anyone tried this in the days of building codes? My dad built one over 50 years ago and it worked well.

  2. #2
    Super Star Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    nowhere, md

    Default Re: Shed roof not hooked to building

    Unless you live in a HOA, I don't think codes have much to do with it.

    In areas where the snow load is high, the amount and size of the roof rafters/joists needed to carry the weight on a low-pitched roof is expensive, compared to trusses with say a 6/12 pitch.

  3. #3
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Staunton, VA
    John Deere 3038E

    Default Re: Shed roof not hooked to building

    My tractor sits in a shed attached to a 35 foot prefab building I use for a workshop. It's got 6" posts at 8 foot spacing with dual 2-by-12's at the top and 2-by-10's as rafters on a 20" spacing. Rafters rest on 2-by-10 bolted to shed every 4 feet. (Was given most of the lumber in a fluke deal) The shed and workshop are on a slight hill with the shed floor about 8 inches below the ground under the shop. The shed roof drops about 4 inches in a 9 foot span and has withstood several snows topping 24 inches without a problem. I did not check any codes before doing it, and don't thing you have to for small ag buildings here in the Valley... Or so the county folks said.

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