Lean to Sheds & Horse Barns
Lean to Shed or Lean to Barn Definition:
A shed built with large front overhang which is supported by posts and
Advantages of Lean to Shed:
Better Protection - Large overhangs provide better protection
from weather elements and may act as a temporary shelter for horses and other
animals. Increases usable weather protected shed space.
Disadvantages of Lean to Shed:
Cost - More costly than regular shed and quite often requires concrete
About Lean to Sheds & Barns
Lean-to overhang is a very nice option to add to any shed or barn. Even
though, such shed will cost more, it has many benefits and may even be enclosed
if more shed space is ever needed.
The main components of the lean-to roof are 6x6 p.t. posts, 2x10 SPF
headers, 2x6 or 2x8 rafters, 2x6 braces, few 2x4's and roofing materials such as
plywood, felt paper, drip edge and shingles.
Images below will help you better understand how lean-to roofs are built.
Lean-to Construction Image Samples
Leanto Barn Floor Plan & Construction Specifications Sample