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Old 02-18-2012, 10:50 AM   #1
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Lean To Shed against side of house

I am considering building a lean to shed. I have done lots of small shop-based woodwork, but this would be my first time building a structure. My house has vinyl siding on it. If I wanted to build an 8x4 to 8x8 lean to shed that would sit next to the house, should I plan on tying it into the house or leaving it freestanding?

My understanding is that if I leave it freestanding, I could build it on skids. If I build it to tie into the house, I'll need to dig footers and make sure the structure will not move relative to the house wall. My concern with leaving it freestanding is any water that will get between the rear wall of the shed and the vinyl siding of the house. I'm unsure of what should be done in this situation. Thank you in advance for any assistance.



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Old 02-18-2012, 12:06 PM   #2
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I'd make it free standing on skids. It's built so it sealed on all sides, just set it so it's close to being up againt the house so it's under the drip line of the house.
Just build it like a shed but only have one slope on the roof.


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Thank you for the reply. That certainly makes construction easier.
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:57 PM   #4
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i would do it freestanding as you will be able to avoid having to dig for footers.. my only concern is with water proofing.. i wouldn't put it hard to the house so you can get air flow behind it to allow the house to dry. id keep it off the house atleast 4"
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