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Classic Barn Style Shed

Chesapeake VA sheds for sale. The Classic Barn Style Shed is perfectly suited as a lofted barn shed to meet your needs! The name comes from its classic barn roof shape and will give you tons of extra vertical storage space compared to other models. Emerlin customers can easily convert these into barn-style storage buildings to take advantage of this feature by adding lofts that maximize usable storage space for items they don’t need to get to as often.

This shed features a half-octagon roof and up to 8’ walls. Because we build your shed on-site, we can build your shed much taller than most. This allows you to get as much storage area as possible from your shed. This style of shed is most commonly used for affordable storage and adds a classic look to your yard. It’s designed to hold heavy tractor mowers, your motorcycle, ATV, or dirt bike in the off-season, and just about anything else you can throw at it.

Your Shed’s Standard Features

The Classic Barn Style Shed with loft from Emerlin Custom Storage Sheds & Outdoor Buildings comes with one entryway as a standard feature but you can add more as you’d like. You’ll also get a window included and you’ll be able to choose the placement of that. You can add more windows to your barn-style storage sheds for additional light and airflow.

  • Double Door Opening
  • 1 Window
  • 1 Ridge Vent
  • Shingled Roof
  • ¾” Plywood Floor
  • 2×4 Rafters

The Classic Barn Style Shed is available in widths of 8’, 9.5’, 10’, 12’, 14’, and 16’ and lengths from 8’ to 44’. If you’d like to build your shed 16’ wide, we can even add a full set of stairs, which creates a second story for storage. We call that shed style a Fully Lofted Garage Shed and you can read more about it here.

Classic Barn Style Shed Height

8′ Wide 9.5′ Wide 10′ Wide 12′ Wide 14′ Wide 16′ Wide
5′ Wall 9′ 7″ 10′ 5″ 10′ 8″ 11′ 11″ 13′ 14′ 1″
6′ Wall 10′ 7 11′ 5″ 11′ 8″ 12′ 11″ 14′ 15′ 1″
7′ Wall 11′ 7″ 12′ 5″ 12′ 8″ 13′ 11″ 15′ 16′ 1″
8′ Wall 12’7″ 13′ 5″ 13′ 8″ 14′ 11″ 16′ 17′ 1″

Our Chesapeake VA Sheds for Sale are Built on Site

The Classic Barn Style Shed is one of the styles that we always build on site, as this style is too tall to haul on public roads.

Notes from Roland, our Architectural Engineer:

  • Any barn-style building 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 is a pro at making your shed’s siding and shingles match your house!

Emerlin Sheds has had barn-style sheds for sale in Virginia for decades and we continue to be a proud local favorite for our service and craftsmanship!

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Our team of local craftsmen is 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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  • 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 needed in your area with our Zoning & Building Requirements Guide.

Anatomy of a Classic Barn Style 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


2×4 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 pressure treated wood 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 Building Yours

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

Option - Permanent Foundation

Permanent Foundation

Even if your building is not 256 Sq Ft or on a 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 it 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 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.

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

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