FAQ: Roof Sheeting Layout


I purchased your Tall shed plans and I have the floor and trusses already built, 8’ wide x 12’ Long. The only thing I’m not straight on is the layout of sheeting the roof for the best use of material.

With each end wall pushed out 1/2 inch for the siding overhang, can you use 12 ft and have the drip edge still provide a little overhang? Or do I need to go the other orientation to create sheeting an overall length of 12’ 1” or more?


The drip edge will cover the 1/2 inch gap at the edge of the sheeting with no problem. And if you use a “D” style it will give you 1/2 inch overhang beyond the trim.


If you trim out the corners and roof lines we will need even more overhang of the sheeting.


If you bring the trim up to the top of the roof sheeting it will help support the drip edge. That will leave a 1/2 inch gap between the trim and roof sheeting that the drip edge will cover since it’s about 2 or 2 1/2 inches wide.

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