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Fully Lofted Garage Shed

This Fully Lofted Garage Shed (or Shed Garage) got its name because it’s the only barn shed we currently build that includes a full set of stairs inside to a second story loft area. If you’re looking for a shed that gives you maximum usability and storage combined then this is the shed for you. It’s designed from the Classic Barn Style Shed except that it starts at 16′ wide and comes with that highly functional second-story loft space, which gives you unlimited options and massive amounts of space. The fully lofted garage shed has been converted to living spaces, home offices, home wood shops, garages or a clever combination of a few of those options. 

The add on options for this shed are seemingly endless. The most popular we see are insulated doors and windows, 2×6 floor joists to accommodate very large or heavy items like a vehicle, a shed garage door for extra large access, a ramp to move large items in and out easily, and workbenches and shelving to make the space functional as soon as it’s built.

Many of our customers use it as a large shed with garage door style access on one end. It’s designed by our engineer to withstand heavy loads and is popular as a shed garage, which is why the garage door is a popular add on. Park your car in it to get it out of the elements, or use it for ATVs, motorcycle storage, golf carts, or your boat.

Your Shed’s Standard Features

The Fully Lofted Garage Shed comes with one double door entryway and includes a single window. Of course, you can add more windows and doors access, additional light and airflow as you wish.

  • Fully Lofted Second Story
  • Stairs to Access Second Story Loft
  • Double Door Opening
  • 1 Window
  • 1 Ridge Vent
  • Shingled Roof
  • ¾” Plywood Floor
  • 2×8 Rafters
  • Concrete Pier Foundation

Will Your Shed Garage be Built on Site?

Yes, with the standard size of this garage shed, it will be built on site every time. It will also come with a permanent concrete pier foundation system if it’s over 256 sq feet.

Anytime it’s in your best interest to build your shed on site – we do it! So, if we can’t get a trailer to where you want to put your shed, if your shed is wider than 9.5’ or longer than 20’, or if your shed needs to be placed on a sloped grade more than 8” across the building – we build your shed there on your property. The Classic Barn Shed is one of those styles that we typically build on site.

Notes from Roland, Our Architectural Engineer:

  • Any shed that is over 256 sq ft comes standard with a permanent concrete pier foundation system.
  • You can always choose the placement of your shed’s door(s) and window(s).
  • We encourage you to customize your building with shelves, workbenches, lofts, extra windows, doors or even a garage door.
  • Your shed siding options are Duratemp, pressure-treated T1-11, vinyl, or Hardie Plank.
  • Our team of craftsmen are pros at making your shed’s siding and shingles match your house!

Interested in this Style of Shed?

Our team of local craftsmen are ready to help you build the perfect top quality, durable and long-lasting shed for your property. Request a quote today and we’ll get your project started within 48 hours.

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What to Expect

  • Backyard Friendly
  • On-Site Construction
  • Built by Our Team
  • Nothing Outsourced!
  • Financing Available
  • 10 Year Warranty
  • Superior Workmanship
  • Only the Best Materials Used
  • Building Sheds since 1979
  • Architectural Engineer Certified

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Zoning & Building Requirements Guide

Find out the latest zoning and building requirements are needed in your area with our Zoning & Building Requirements Guide.

Anatomy of a Fully Lofted Garage Shed

Specs - Foundation


We use solid concrete blocks and construction grade pressure treated shims to level buildings less than 256 sq ft built on level ground. We use a concrete pier foundation for buildings greater than 256 sq ft or ones that are located on a sloped grade.

Specs - Wind Resistence

Wind Resistance

Engineer certified to withstand 115 MPH winds and up to 130 MPH winds if your area requires it.

Specs - Roof


2×6 rafters 24 in. on center with 1/2″ OSB sheeting, tar paper, a ridge vent and 3 tab or architectural asphalt shingles *16” on center for 16’ wide buildings.

Specs - Doors


For wood buildings, we use matching Duratemp or Pressure Treated T1-11 doors. For all other sidings we use non-pre-hung primed fiberglass doors.

Specs - Walls


2×4 studs 16 in. on center with OSB sheathing. Duratemp and pressure treated T1-11 buildings have no additional sheathing.

Specs - Windows


Vertical slider windows with screens and exterior window trim.

Specs - Floor


2×4 pressure-treated floor joists 16 in. on center with 3/4″ plywood over 4×4 pressure-treated runners (8’, 9.5’, and 10’ wide) or 4x6 pressure-treated runners (12’, 14’ and 16’ wide). Runners are a maximum of 6’ on center.

Specs - Trim


For wood building we use real cedar trim. For all other exteriors, we wrap soffits in white coil stock and use vinyl trim around windows and building corners.

Great Options to Make This Shed Yours

Because every shed is built custom for you there are endless opportunities to make this structure your own. If requested, we can even increase the buildings structural load. Consider the following to make your shed fit your needs.

Option - Permanent Foundation

Permanent Foundation

Even if your building is not 256 Sq Ft or on sloped grade you can opt for a permanent foundation to enhance the structural integrity of your building. Plus! You do not pay sales tax on your purchase.

Option - Cupolas and Weathervanes

Cupolas & Weathervanes

Cupolas and weathervanes give your outdoor building a unique look.

Option - Doors and Windows

Additional Doors & Windows

Add additional doors or windows to change the functionality or bring in more light. We can even use home grade entry doors or insulated windows.

Option - Architectural Shingles


Opt for a vinyl, shake, beaded or Hardie Plank siding that matches or compliments your home or complies with HOA restrictions. We can even special order a specific brand to perfectly match your home.

Option - Ramp


Add a ramp to make is easy to get large or heavy items in and out. Makes storing your rider mower or motorcycle that much easier!

Option - Bigger Joists

Larger Joists

Opt for 2X6 pressure treated floor joists to increase the load of your floor.

Option - Interior Components

Interior Components

Add lofts, shelving or workbenches to help your shed instantly fit your needs from the moment it's built. .

Option - Flood Vent

Flood Protection

Choose all pressure treated walls and a flood vents to ensure your building stands for years to come in areas prone to heavy flooding. In some areas this is required to comply with flood zone requirements.

Let’s Build Your Shed

Our team of craftsmen are ready to help you build a top quality, durable and long-lasting shed for your property. Request a quote today and we’ll get your quote back to you within two business days.

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