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Old 06-15-2009, 07:17 PM
 
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Default Attached storage shed

We are running out of room in our two car garage
Has anyone had a storage shed/room builit on the back of your home? I am assuming you need a permit for this? But unsure of where to start? Contractor? Or should I buy a 'lean to' shed and spruce it up?
Help!!!!
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Old 06-16-2009, 01:51 PM
 
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We are running out of room in our two car garage
Has anyone had a storage shed/room builit on the back of your home? I am assuming you need a permit for this? But unsure of where to start? Contractor? Or should I buy a 'lean to' shed and spruce it up?
Help!!!!
Tough one to call. We had a shed built, wasn't attached and due to the dollar value we didn't need a permit.

You'll need to look at your HOA rules (if you live in an HOA neighborhood), sometimes there's a process of submitting plans and having them approved.

If you're not in an HOA you may want to talk to contractors anyway and see what they suggest.

If you are in Meck County you can find some info here http://www.charmeck.org/NR/rdonlyres/ehapjcgumeqaenwzel6weuwp6cbi2nzmklqgwvo7bwveur6nue dctnt6z6nc3eplmnz7oaue6e5oh472gh7klzlcj4g/PermitsGuide.pdf (broken link)

From what I understand, anything that is attached to your dwelling usually requires a permit.

Good Luck
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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There are many "pre-fab", free standing storage sheds. Tuff Shed is a brand name. Home Depot, Lowes .. many places sell free standing stoarge sheds. But Markh gives good advise, check with your HOA first! Don't buy anything until you have checked with your HOA and local building department. In some areas even free standing sheds require a permit. CHECK FIRST.
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:16 PM
 
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As MMichelle said check with your HOA FIRST if you have one. Some require all out buildings, including garden tool sheds (such as you would keep your lawn mower, etc in), to be made of the same material as the home is constructed with. If your house is brick, the shed will have to be the same kind and color brick as the house, etc.

Bill
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