01:46AM | 01/06/14
I was wondering if it is possible to successfully turn a shed into a house.What could be some of the problems I could run into with this kind of project.I have seen a cute little garden shed at Lowes that has an upstairs to it and would make a super little house.


02:29AM | 01/06/14
Member Since: 10/12/13
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You can go with it but I would suggest you to take help of any expert as you are saying that you want to make it with the help of shed, so can you please tell what material shed it is.


09:11AM | 01/15/14
Member Since: 01/14/14
85 lifetime posts
Local building codes may have something to say about it.
Google "Katrina Homes" to give you an idea on what can be done.
Those sheds they sell all prebuilt often times are built as cheaply as possible, EG: no paper under the shingles, shingles stapled not nailed on, if there's vinyl siding no house wrap, siding just stapled on not nailed.
No 2 X 6 walls and wider rafters to fit the needed insulation to meet code.
No roof or soffit vents.
No hurricane ties on the rafters.
No or not enough over hang on the shingles.(done so they do not blow off riding down the road)
No drip edging.
This is just meant to be a list of things to look out for when looking at them.
I most cases you could build a better built one for less and add the needed up grades to make it easier to heat and cool and last longer.
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