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 headers

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 foundation

 

Lean to Shed Samples
Lean-to Barn
12'x34' Lean to Shed
12'x48' barn with 10' overhang

 

Lean to Construction
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

 

Leanto Barn Floor Plan Leanto Construction Specs

 

See another FREE PDF Lean-to Barn Print