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Old 08-29-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
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Default Pole building attached to existing house.

Can I attach a pole building to my house that has traditional footing/block wall.
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:44 PM   #2
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Default Re: Pole building attached to existing house.

I'm sure you could but I'd be concerned that some of the pole buildings can sway a bit in the wind and you would have to allow for that.

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Old 08-29-2012, 04:05 PM   #3
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Default Re: Pole building attached to existing house.

You probably should ask your building inspector.
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:49 PM   #4
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I'm sure you could but I'd be concerned that some of the pole buildings can sway a bit in the wind and you would have to allow for that.

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A properly constructed pole barn has no sway, or racking either.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:33 AM   #5
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Default Re: Pole building attached to existing house.

From a practical standpoint, I would agree with mtwaterguy - however every form of building will "sway" to some extent, and the deflection is allowable by code. The walls of your stud framed home, with an 8' ceiling height are allowed to move up to 0.4 inches horizontally at the top plate line.

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Old 09-07-2012, 04:02 PM   #6
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Default Re: Pole building attached to existing house.

So do you think It is a big deal to have a pole building attached to a house?, I will have the outside with vinyl siding and the roof shingled. So it will look like it is part of the house.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:30 PM   #7
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I have a shed roof pole barn attached to my conventionally framed barn. Set the posts below frost line, and you should have no issues
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:39 PM   #8
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My dad has had a pole building garage attached to his house for 30 years and it has not been an issue at all. I would do it in a heart beat.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:06 PM   #9
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No issues for me.
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