Side Lofted Barns
The Side Lofted Barn is a spacious and versatile storage solution with a stylish barn-style design. It features a Gambrel-style roof and end gable, providing ample vertical storage space without increasing its footprint. The sturdy construction includes 2”x4” spruce wall studs, double top plate, and a choice of durable siding materials. The roof options include steel metal roofing or shingles for a traditional look. Customization options for doors, windows, and electrical packages are available. The Side Lofted Barn offers a functional and attractive storage solution for any property.
Premium Floors for Superior Durability:
The floor of the Side Lofted Barn is designed to provide a strong foundation for your storage needs. It starts with 4''x6'' pressure-treated notched skids that offer excellent support and prevent joist collapsing or buckling. The 2''x6'' pressure-treated joists are spaced on 16'' centers, providing superior strength compared to 2''x4'' joists on 12'' centers commonly found in other sheds.
To enhance durability and load-bearing capacity, the floor is decked with 3/4'' tongue and groove plywood. This thicker plywood ensures a tight seal and prevents sagging seams, making it capable of handling heavy items and foot traffic. The floor system is designed to be maintenance-free and worry-free for years to come.
For added protection, you have the option to apply a floor enamel coating to the entire floor. This two-step process includes an Extreme Block primer and an enamel coating, creating a spill-proof, stain-proof finish. This coating not only seals the plywood from any spills but also enhances the lifespan of the floor.
The combination of pressure-treated skids, reinforced joists, and high-quality plywood decking makes the floor of the Side Lofted Barn exceptionally strong and reliable. Whether you're storing lawn ornaments, Christmas decorations, or any other items, you can have peace of mind knowing that the floor will support your storage needs for years to come.
Craftsmanship and Quality:
The framing of the Side Lofted Barns is designed to offer strength, stability, and versatility. It consists of sturdy wall studs made of Spruce 2''x4'' lumber spaced on 24'' centers, providing a solid framework for the shed. To ensure a secure seal on all exterior siding seams, double studs are placed every 4 feet. The walls are topped with a double 2''x8'' top plate, offering ample overhang and contributing to the overall structural integrity.
The Side Lofted Barns feature a Gambrel-style roof with an extremely steep lower pitch of 36'' on 12'' and an upper pitch of 4'' on 12''. This design provides increased headroom and spacious loft storage without increasing the building's footprint. The roof rafters, made of Spruce 2''x4''s, are spaced on 24'' centers and aligned directly with the wall studs. This alignment ensures strong support from the top down, capable of bearing the weight placed on the roof and transferring it to the shed's foundation.
The roof rafters are securely joined using 2''x4'' galvanized steel mending plates, adding additional strength and stability to the roof structure. The careful craftsmanship by Mennonite builders guarantees a solid and durable framing for the Side Lofted Barns. With this robust framework, you can confidently store your belongings or utilize the loft space for convenient storage options.
Exceptional Siding Options:
The siding options for our Side Lofted Barns provide both durability and aesthetic appeal. You can choose between two options: 5/8'' pressure treated T1-11 Rough Sawn plywood siding or 7/16'' LP Smart Siding.
The 5/8'' T1-11 siding is made of pressure-treated plywood with V-grooves on 4'' centers. It is stained with a cedar tone sealer and trimmed in pressure-treated Southern Yellow Pine. This siding option offers a rustic appearance that is sure to appeal to wood lovers. The thickness of the plywood provides extra strength and insulation, making it a long-lasting choice for your barn.
The 7/16'' LP Smart Siding is a modern alternative that combines durability with low maintenance requirements. This option features V-grooves on 8'' centers and comes pre-primed, allowing you to choose from a range of colors for a personalized look. The LP Smart Siding is known for its longevity and resistance to water damage. It also comes with an industry-leading warranty, including a 5-year 100% labor and material replacement warranty and a 50-year prorated limited warranty on the substrate.
Both siding options offer their unique advantages, allowing you to select the one that best suits your preferences and complements your outdoor space. Whether you prefer the rustic charm of the T1-11 siding or the modern appeal of the LP Smart Siding, you can expect a high-quality and visually appealing exterior for your Side Lofted Barn.
Durable Roofing Options:
The roofing of our Side Lofted Barns is designed for durability, functionality, and visual appeal. We offer two options: 29-gauge painted steel roofing and 3-tab shingles.
For the steel roofing, we use 29-gauge metal panels with a 5-rib pattern. These steel panels are available in 18 baked enamel colors, as well as Galvalume. The vertical installation of the metal panels ensures efficient water and debris drainage, preventing standing water on the roof. This installation method follows the intended design of the roof metal and ensures long-lasting performance. Additionally, we trim the shed's roofline on all sides and transitions, providing a finished look and enhancing the overall curb appeal of your Side Lofted Barn.
If you prefer shingles, we offer 3-tab shingles that come in four stock colors. However, you also have the option to upgrade to 30-year architectural shingles, which come in a wide range of colors. The roof frame is decked with 7/16" OSB (oriented strand board) sheathing, providing added strength to the entire shed structure.
To ensure proper ventilation, we install a screen at the ridge of the roof. This ridge screen allows for adequate airflow while keeping out debris and pests, contributing to a well-ventilated and low-maintenance roofing system.
Whether you choose steel roofing or shingles, our focus is on providing you with a reliable and visually appealing roofing solution for your Side Lofted Barn.
An Array of Options at Outdoor Options:
Our Side Lofted Barns offer a range of customization options to suit your storage needs and personal preferences. Featuring a Gambrel roof design with loft storage, these barn-style sheds provide ample space without increasing the overall footprint. Here's an overview of the available options:
Siding: Choose between 5/8'' pressure-treated T1-11 Rough Sawn plywood siding with V-grooves on 4'' centers or 7/16'' LP Smart Siding with V-grooves on 8'' centers. The T1-11 siding has a rustic cedar tone sealer, while the LP Smart Siding offers a modern look with various color choices. The LP Smart Siding also comes with an industry-leading warranty.
Roofing: Opt for 29GA steel metal roofing available in 18 baked enamel colors and Galvalume, or 3-tab shingles in four stock colors. Upgrade to 30-year architectural shingles for more color options. The roof frame is decked with 7/16 OSB sheathing, and vertical roof panels ensure efficient drainage.
Doors: The standard barn-style door can be a single 46'' door or double 64'' doors. Alternatively, choose a steel panel door or a 9-lite gridded steel door. Custom-built 80''x80'' doors or a roll-up garage door under the gable are also options.
Windows: Select from window sizes such as 24''x27'', 2'x3', and 3'x3'. Enhance the aesthetic appeal with PVC flower boxes or shutters around the windows.
Electrical Packages: Various levels of electrical packages are available, starting with a basic package that includes an overhead light socket with a wall-mounted switch and a receptacle near the door. Additional receptacles, lights, or upgrades to fluorescent lights or LED light boards can be included based on your needs.
With these options, you can personalize your Side Lofted Barn to match your style and create a functional and durable storage solution. Whether you prefer a classic rustic look or a modern design, the customization choices ensure that your shed meets your requirements while providing a visually appealing addition to your property.
Durable Construction and Versatile Options:
The Side Lofted Barn is a versatile and customizable storage solution that offers a combination of functionality and aesthetic appeal. It features a Gambrel style roof, providing a spacious loft storage area without increasing the overall footprint of the building. The lofted design includes lofts at each end of the building, offering ample additional storage space for items like lawn ornaments or seasonal decorations, while maximizing floor space.
The walls of the Side Lofted Barn are constructed using Spruce 2''x4'' wall studs on 24'' centers, with double studs placed every 4 feet for added strength and durability. The wall height is 6'4'', providing adequate headroom under the loft shelves.
For the exterior siding, you have the option of 5/8'' pressure treated T1-11 Rough Sawn plywood siding with V-grooves on 4'' centers for a rustic look, or 7/16'' LP Smart Siding with V-grooves on 8'' centers for a more modern appearance. The LP Smart Siding comes with a warranty from the manufacturer.
The roof of the Side Lofted Barn can be customized with either 29GA steel metal roofing available in various colors or 3-tab shingles. The roof frame is decked with 7/16'' OSB sheathing for added strength. The barn-style door is standard, and you can choose between a single 46'' door or double 64'' doors. Optional steel panel doors, 9-lite gridded steel doors, custom-built wider doors, or roll-up garage doors are also available.
To enhance the aesthetics, a variety of window sizes are offered, and you can add PVC flower boxes or shutters. Electrical packages can be included, ranging from basic options with overhead lights and receptacles to more advanced configurations with additional lights, receptacles, three-way switches, sub-panels, or a 220-volt plug.
Overall, the Side Lofted Barn provides a solid and durable storage solution with customizable options for siding, roofing, doors, windows, and electrical packages. It offers both functionality and visual appeal, allowing you to create a unique and practical storage space.
Rent To Own With No Credit Check
At Outdoor Options, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to own their dream Side Lofted Barn, regardless of credit history. That's why we proudly offer our Rent To Own program with no credit check required.
Say goodbye to the hurdles and frustrations of traditional financing. With Rent To Own, you can get the Side Lofted Barn you need without the hassle. Whether you're in need of extra storage space, a workshop, or a cozy retreat, we have the perfect solution for you.
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