Lean-Tos: One of The Most Popular Pole Building Accessories
Whether you simply like the look, or you want to create some additional space in your pole building, a lean-to is a great solution.
As you consider the possibility of adding a lean-to to your building, it’s important to understand what exactly a lean-to is, how it can affect the look and function of your building, and how much it will cost. To make your decision easier, we’ve laid out everything you need to know about lean-tos for pole buildings below.
What Exactly Is A Lean-To?
In our glossary of pole building terms, we explain that a lean-to is an extension from a building with a sloped roof that “leans” on the structure for support. In simpler terms, a lot of people know a lean-to as a porch, or a number of other names, such as awning or overhang.
Lean-tos on pole buildings can either be open or enclosed, meaning that they can either have walls that match the rest of your pole building, or they can simply have a roof and posts.
Why Should I Add A Lean-To to My Pole Building?
There are all sorts of reasons you might want to incorporate a lean-to into your building plans. Whether you’re constructing a she shed, a workshop, or a pole barn for livestock, a lean-to can boost the overall usefulness of your building while also allowing you to customize the look.
You can use a lean-to for anything from extra covered storage space to an additional “room” in your building.
Another huge perk of adding a lean-to is the fact that you can completely transform the aesthetic of your building. For example, a standard gable building can easily be mistaken for a monitor building when you add a lean-to to each side.
How Much Does A Lean-To Cost?
A lean-to will cost around $15 to $17 per square foot, depending on whether you go with the open option (like on this building), or the enclosed option (like on this building).
Lean-tos are incredibly versatile pole building accessories that can enhance your experience with your pole building in a number of ways. Now that you have a clear picture of what a lean-to is, contact us to talk about how we can incorporate lean-tos into your building plans!