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Dec 4, NW Ontario. I'd like to build a small lean-to, approx. I don't have much room to play with, so I'd like to support the joists of the lean-to on a header, which I will attach to the side of the shed as opposed to putting posts next to the shed to support the header.

I can brush off the snow in the winter, so that can be factored in, but I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice about whether this is doable?

Any specific way i should attach the header to the shed wall? Jan 14, 23, central pa. MissMac said:. Reactions: SpaceBus and Gearhead Yes it should be able to support it. You should lag the header to the wall studs with structural lags. Okay thanks bholler - i was thinking of using some carriage bolts, but wasn't sure. What size of lags would you suggest, given that i'd be tapping into the 2" side of the 2x4s? Reactions: MissMac. John Galt Member. Oct 22, 97 W Montana. There are many factors involved with the construction.

Rafter span, beam span, roof pitch, snow load in your area, wind speed, etc. Some will say to get a structural engineer involved, others will say the whole thing can be built with 2x4s. Below are a couple of screws that can be used in place of lag bolts to attach the ledger to the wall. Amazon product or. Easy to handle. Reactions: bholler and andym. John Galt said:. Sawset Minister of Fire.

Feb 14, 1, Palmyra, WI. I chose not to attach to the house. Attaching would mean attachment worries, and frost depth footings, and with the rocky boulder gravel just beneath the surface, that didn't sound appealing. It's been 5yrs. Used concrete patio block for pads. Reactions: thewoodlands.

Rickb Minister of Fire. Oct 24, 1, St. I don;t think I would have a semi roof 6 foot wide hanging off any of my walls with out tieing it into the structure every 2 - 3 foot. Similar to this: Or you could put in angled supports that come down against the structure lower then the roof say at a 30 - 45 degree angle. It's no different than having a deck hanging on the house with a ledger board.

It's all about the shear strength of the fasteners. Yes, placing the rafters on top of the wall will support much more weight because you now are dealing with the shear strength of the wood.

It is all dependent on the snow load in the area and if the screws can be installed with the proper spacing required to handle the load. Jul 11, 6, Northern NH. One thing I cringe at on adding to a building is not factoring in possible side to side loading on the original structure.

Ideally you want the end walls of the new shed to be diagonally braced. You can either use solid plywood or just an X brace Building A Garden Lean To Shed 01 corner from diagonal corners and tied together where they cross.

This stiffens the structure from side loads. Where those side loads come from and how much they are is the complicated part. Ideally if the original shed has solid walls or X bracing the X bracing on the shed may not be needed. I saw a wood shed once that was four poles on each corner buried about a foot deep and a shallow angled roof on top with open sides.

We had a bunch of snow in a two week period and there was about 6 feet of snow on the roof. The structure actually stared twisting as though a big hand was trying to rotate the roof relative to the columns on all four corners.

The columns started cracking lengthwise. Luckily the wood was stacked to the rafters so as it twisted the roof dropped and transferred the load to the stacked wood inside. A couple of bolted or screwed X braces on two sides and the back would have most likely stopped that. My woodshed is similar but with X braces. I still stack the wood real close to the bottom of the rafters in a "belt and suspenders" approach Roofs rarely fail due to structural issues, its usually the details that are the devil.

Almost every deck and shed roof collapse I have ever heard of is someone nailed the header to the house instead of through bolting or using structural screws. The structure gets overloaded, the header pulls out from the building and it collapses. BTW, the other issue I have heard of is crappy flashing where a pocket forms between the wall and shed roof or deck where water can collect. This rots the header or the wall studs or both until something fails.

Even with an overhang, the siding must be removed and flashing installed up the wall under the siding and down the roof to redirect water down the shed roof or deck instead of this pocket. Structural engineers pay a bundle for liability coverage as they frequently are dealing with modifications to existing structures.

They have to go super conservative on any design they do as they own the liability for the life of the structure. Carpenters on the other hand usually wing it and work under a LLC so even if it fails they are long gone and have protected their assets. My town in NH is up there on snow load, 95 pound per square foot compared to 40 in southern NH.

The town next to me can be as high as PSF there is an elevation adjustment, the higher the house the more snow load. We are in a "funnel" just north or Mt Washington so fronts coming from the west hit the mountains and dump snow, on occasion the snow goes north and hits our towns on occasion. The only other towns with higher loads are mostly town where there are no residential buildings. Reactions: Sawset.

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