10' sidewalls for storage shed
(San Diego Ca)
Hello - I live in San Diego and the limitations on a non-permitted shed are 120 sqft of roof area. So I am basically limited to a 10'x10' shed. To make up for this I would like to have my sidewalls be 10' to facilitate a loft for storage. My questions is, are there any reasons I can't have 10' sidewalls? I haven't found one design with walls greater than 8'. Thanks.
I plan on starting my project this weekend. I will have lots of pics from foundation to siding so hopefully, I will have something to contribute. Thanks
Thanks for your question.
There is no structural reason why most designs stay at 8' apart from that is a typical storey height.
If your city has a limit on the plan area of the shed they may have one on the height of the building too. Where I am they limit the height to eaves to just over 8' and the height to the ridge to 12' as a 'permitted development'. If you want to go higher you need to apply for a permit. So I would just double check that one for your city's rules.
I have a project report in from a reader who built a two-storey shed for his daughter. You can read more about it here; two storey shed for daughter. The shed proved to be quite robust and has survived passing through the eye of 3 hurricanes!
The other thing to watch out for is the appearance. This is more of a visual thing, but the building may look a little 'tall'. However, if you are just concerned with maximising the storage space then this shouldn't be too much of a concern.
Keep in touch and let us know how you get on with your shed build.