West Virginia 16ft Wide Garage Kit with Loft


Two story garage or workshop

The Best Barns West Virginia is perfect for a single car garage while offering plenty of room both downstairs and up. Designed as a car garage the West Virginia can be used for a workshop or large amounts of storage. Finish the kit to suit your needs by adding shelving, interior walls, insulation, etc. With 7ft. 1in. of headroom at center of the 2nd floor loft you’ll have plenty of room for more work area or perhaps an office space.

The West Virginia comes with framing for an 8ft. w x 7ft. h garage door opening. During construction the door can be offset left or right of center. Garage door is not included. With so many styles and types of garage doors to choose from the homeowner can select the one that works best for them. Professional installation is recommended.

Windows not included. This allows you to choose the best type and style suitable for your needs. Shutters can be painted the color of your choice. Paint not included. Stairs are ‘L’ shaped and can be placed in either of the back wall corners opposite the garage door.

If desired additional windows and doors can be installed during construction. Location is determined by homeowner. Additional framing material may need to be purchased for headers and rough-ins.

Wall construction is 2x4s spaced 16in. o.c. and include pressure treated bottom plates. Trusses are 2×6 spaced 24in. o.c. Building can be constructed on a foundation that meets your requirements. This can be a cement slab, over basement, wood floor, post and beam, etc. Homeowner purchases material to build floor and foundation separately. Check with your local building code requirements to determine what is permissible.

Garage door not included. Shingles not included. Paint by homeowner.

Before purchasing shed kit make sure to check if a permit is required in your area. Click for more information on storage shed kits or adding a cupola.

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Walls are shipped K.D. (knocked down) field assembly required. The wall studs are pre-cut and spaced 16″ on center. Exterior siding is LP (Louisiana Pacific) primed siding.
Learn more – click on siding tab above.
Wall Assembly
Richmond Truss 2×6 roof trusses are shipped pre-cut for precise field assembly. Engineered to withstand high wind loads of 140 mph max and heavy snow loads of 30 lbs. psf. Trusses provide clear span with a generous 7′ headroom in the center.

Roof shingles are not included and purchased locally by owner.

Two story garage elevations

Primed 3/8″ wood siding, with vertical grooves, creates an attractive plank look.

Smart Panel, manufactured by Lousiana-Pacific, creates the visual beauty of real wood with the strength and
durability of an engineered product.

The siding is made from wood strands, pressed into a resin saturated substrate, superior to plywood.
A cedar texture is embossed into the substrate, free from knot holes and patches. Other features include:

  • Primed, ready for paint color of your choice. Latex acrylic paint recommended.
  • Treated with Composibor (from U.S. Borax) prevents fungal decay and insect damage.
  • Backed with a 50 year limited warranty.


Windows not Included

Purchase windows from your local home center. This allows you to choose the best type and style suitable for your needs.

Garage door not included.

Homeowner purchases an 8ft. x 7ft. garage door separately. This allows you to choose the type and style suitable for your needs. Installation by a professional is recommended.

Stairs Included

The staircase is now enclosed with a second interior wall.

Our custom staircase can be installed along in either corner of the back wall opposite the doors. The upper landing is centered to the roof peak so as to provide maximum headroom when ascending the stairs.

Images show the construction of a 24′ Richmond which is a sister model to the Virginia. Customers intended use is for a vacation home. Majority of work was done by husband and wife.

Framing for Richmond
Setting trusses and gables
Setting trusses and gable
Interior of loft floor
Adding roof sheathing
Shingles applied

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Below is information that your local permiting office may need prior to construction.
Please check with the permit office before purchasing.

Permit Documentation

Our West Virginia model provides an expansive 2nd level loft floor.