The floor of the wood sided Cottage is the best floor available on the market and its the strong foundation that starts every great shed we sell. Solid 4’’x6’’ Pressure Treated Southern Yellow Pine (SYP) skids are notched 1 ½ inches for each pressure treated SYP 2’’x 6’’ floor joist to sit cradled in before being toenailed into the skids with nails. This combination of cradle notches and toe-nailing the joist makes a super tough start to a great floor system that will be maintenance free and worry free for years to come. The floor frame is decked with a ¾’’ Tongue and Groove Plywood nailed to the floor joists. Using ¾’’ Tongue and Groove Plywood instead of ⅝’’ or thinner plywood, is what gives our floors the superior strength you can always expect from us. All these features of our floor system give you the peace of mind knowing you can keep using your new shed for years to come. If you are looking for an even greater level of protection for your new shed floor we can apply a floor enamel to the entire floor to make sure the plywood is sealed from any spills that may occur down the road. This coating is applied in a two step process; first, an Extreme Block primer is rolled on followed by the enamel coating, creating a great seal for the lifespan of the building. The spill proof, stain proof, finish is an aggressive advantage to have in your new shed when the time comes to wipe up unexpected spills.
The Cottage frame is built from Spruce 2’x4’’ wall studs on 24’’ centers and every 4’ there is a double stud to ensure a rock solid seal on all exterior siding seams and a sturdy frame with undeniable strength to give you endless possibilities for options and layouts for all your storage needs.The wooden Cottage comes standard with 6’ 8’’ walls or you can upgrade your new sheds’ walls to 8’ tall. The walls are topped with a double 2’’x 8’’ top plate giving the Cottage shed ample overhang on the rear and setting the stage for the front canopy. The Cottage frame also incorporates cantilevered ceiling joists to allow for a massive 16’’ canopy on the front side of the shed above the doors and windows. Cantilevered ceiling joists are anchored on the rear wall opposite the front of the shed to give them the strength they need to support the canopy covering on the front of the shed. This features gives the shed an asymmetric roofline that gives it a unique appearance. The roof rafters are Spruce 2’’x 4’’s spaced on 24’’ centers and seated directly in line with a wall stud. Aligning the roof rafters with the wall studs provides the Utility Shed frame support from the top down, supporting any weight placed on the roof all the way to the foundation of the shed.”The rafters are pressed together with 2’’x 4’’ galvanized steel mending plates.The roofline of the Cottage is asymmetrical with a front roof pitch of 3’’ on 12’’ extending for 4’ to the ridge about 10’ off the ground with standard wall height and the rear roof pitch slope more gently at 4’’ on 12’’. This roofline design gives the appearance a very steep pitch from the front for a more aesthetic look. These features combined with Mennonite craftsmanship allows the building the strength it needs to withstand the test of time and meet or exceed the local roof load and wind zone requirements.
The wooden Cottage roof is available with either 29GA steel metal roofing or 3 tab shingles. The 5 Rib Steel roofing is available in 18 baked enamel colors and Galvalume. 5 Rib is the pattern of metal roofing that is standard on all residential applications. If you choose shingles for your new shed they are available in 4 stock colors or you can to upgrade to 30 year architectural shingles with many colors to choose from. The roof frame is decked in 7/16 OSB sheathing rather than just attaching strips of wood to the rafters, adding strength to the entire shed. We install a screen at the ridge to ensure your shed roof is well vented but still secure from debris and pests. All our metal roof panels are run vertically down the pitch of the roof to ensure that water and debris drain as efficiently as possible. Rather than skipping this crucial step and running the panels horizontally in an effort to save material, trim work and time, we run all panels vertically the way the roof metal is designed to be installed. This detail in workmanship is vital to the longevity of the roof and always a priority at Outdoor Options. We trim the sheds’ roofline on all sides and transitions in the roofline to finish your new shed roof with great curb appeal.
The siding on the wooden Cottage is available in your choice of ⅝’’ pressure treated T1-11 Rough Sawn plywood siding with V-grooves every 4’’ or 7/16” LP Smart Siding with V-grooves every 8’’. The T1-11 siding is stained with a cedar tone sealer and trimmed in pressure treated Southern Yellow Pine presenting a rustic appearance sure to impress any wood lover’s desires. The 7/16” LP Smart Siding is a great choice for a modern look and excellent longevity with little maintenance requirements. The Smart Siding is pre-primed and painted your choice of color. You can choose one of many standard colors for expedited delivery or provide us any Sherwin Williams paint code for a perfect match and truly unique color combination. The LP Smart Siding comes with an industry leading warranty straight from the siding manufacturer. With the 5-year 100% labor and material replacement and 50-year prorated limited warranty on substrate, the layer underneath the veneer siding finish, this wooden Cottage is here to stay. For More Details on this warranty, check this out.
The Cottage Shed can be customized in many different sizes, colors ,and layouts. Traditionally the door and window are placed under the canopy on the front side of the shed. The barn style door is standard on the wooden Cottage but it can be exchanged for a steel panel door or 9-lite grid door. We can add PVC flower boxes or shutters around the windows to give your new Cottage the perfect finishing touch. We can install many levels of electrical packages in your new Lofted Barn. The basic electrical package includes an overhead light socket with wall mounted switch and a receptacle by the door of the shed. You can add additional receptacles or lights anywhere in the shed. If you want to upgrade your light or lights you can do so with either 4’ or 8’ fluorescent lights or we can even install LED light boards in many levels of brightness to provide you the best possible lighting solution. If you have bigger plans for your shed and need a three way switch by each door, a sub-panel with breakers or a 220 volt plug we can have all that included with your new Lofted Barn. If you like this design but need more space we can increase the wall height to nearly 8’ allowing for more space on the walls for shelving or hanging other bulky items.