Outdoor Storage Roof Plans

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This step by step diy project is about outdoor storage shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the storage shed project, where I show you how to build the gable roof. In this article I show you how to build the gable roof for the 10×20 shed. The shed has overhangs on all sides and a steep slope, so it can d. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration. Remember that you need to select the site for the shed with attention and that you have to comply with a few legal regulations.

When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.

 

 

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Outdoor Storage Roof Plans

Building an outdoor storage shed

Building an outdoor storage shed

 

  • G – 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x31 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x38 3/4″ long SIDING
  • H – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 84″ long, 1 piece – 120″ long, 2 pieces – 11 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 25 1/4″ long 11xTRUSS
  • I – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 84″ long OVERHANGS
  • J – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 46″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 4 pieces – 36″x96 long, 2 pieces – 36″x48″ long ROOF SHEETS
  • K – 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 84″ long OVERHNAGS
  • L – 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 85 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 251″ long TRIMS
  • M – 300 sq ft of tar paper, 300 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING

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How to build a 10×20 shed roof

Building the rafters

Building the rafters

The first step of the project is to build the trusses for the outdoor storage shed. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to build the rafters from 2×4 lumber. Make the angle cuts to the rafters using the instructions in the diagram.

Fitting the truss supports

Fitting the truss supports

Lay the rafters on a level surface and then align the edges so you leave no gaps between the components. Use 2×4 lumber for the supports. Make the angle cut to the top of the supports and then lay them into place, as shown in the diagram.

Fitting the gussets

Fitting the gussets

Use 1/2″ plywood for the joints. Cut all the gussets from 1/2″ plywood and then lay them over the joists, using the pattern shown in the diagram. Use 1 5/8″ screws to lock the gussets over the joints.

Fitting the trusses

Fitting the trusses

Fit the trusses to the top of the shed. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to place them every 24″ on center. Plumb the trusses with a spirit level and then secure them to the top plates with rafter ties.

Gable end panels

Gable end panels

Cut the gable end panels from T1-11 siding. Cut the panels at the right size and shape and then lock them into place with 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the framing. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.

Fitting the roof sheets

Fitting the roof sheets

Fit 3/4″ plywood sheets to the top of the roof. Align the edges flush and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the rafters. Leave no gaps between the rafters for a professional result.

Fitting the overhang rafters

Fitting the overhang rafters

Fit the rafters to the front and to the back of the shed, as shown in the plans. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws, so you can secure them into place tightly.

Fitting the overhangs

Fitting the overhangs

Fit 1×6 slats to the roof of the shed, to build the overhangs. Use 1 5/8″ screws to secure the slats into place tightly.

Side roof trims

Side roof trims

Fit the 1×6 trims to the sides of the roof. Use 2″ brad nails to secure the trims into place tightly.

Front and back rood trims

Front and back rood trims

Next, build the front and the back trims from 1×6 lumber. Align the trims to the overhangs and then use 2″ brad nails to secure them into place tightly.

Fitting the roofing

Fitting the roofing

Cover the roof of the shed with roofing felt, making sure the strips overlap at least 2″. Secure the tar paper to the plywood sheets with roofing staples. In addition, cut a large piece for the top ridge. Fit the side drip edges over the roofing felt, while the bottom drip edges should be fit under.

Read the instructions labeled on the asphalt shingle packs before installing them into place tightly. Start with the bottom left side of the roof and install them all the way to the top.

12x20 Shed Plans - Back view

12×20 Shed Plans – Back view

You need to check out PART 3 of the outdoor storage shed project, so you learn how to fit the trims and how to build the double doors. Moreover, if you haven’t already done it, you need to check out PART 1 of the project, to see how to frame the shed structure.

Side view

Side view

This 10×20 storage shed is a great addition to your garden, as it will help you store a lot of tools and other items in a professional manner. Moreover, you will always have a workshop where to repair the bikes and do other small woodworking projects.

 

 

This woodworking project was about 10×20 storage shed roof plans. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.

 

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