Variance for Detached Storage Sheds
In order to install a detached storage shed, an
association member must petition the Board of Directors to grant a
variance to the Covenants and Restrictions of the Rolling Knolls
Association. A variance will only be granted if the member shows that
they are willing to abide by the following guidelines:
of any detached storage shed shall have the prior approval of the
Board of Directors.
must match the exterior of the Association member’s house,
including, but not limited to, roofing, siding, trim, stain, paint
color…etc. This does not require a shed to be of all brick
construction, but a brick accent could be used it desired. In the
case of this style of construction, the shed must match the style
and trim of the house.
The placement of
the shed must be by mutual agreement of the homeowner and the Board
of Directors. The Board’s guidance in this matter will be based in
large part upon the surrounding location of homes, the shape of the
lot, ad the natural scenery and views.
Sheds must be
constructed on a concrete pad.
No shed may be
constructed on an easement and must conform to building setback
requirements found on a homeowner’s architectural plans.
No shed may be
constructed that is larger than 12 feet by 18 feet.
No driveway or
paved surface may be constructed to the shed.
All sheds must be
located to the rear of the existing building line and cannot have any
attachments to the basic structure.
No materials of
any kind (excluding firewood) may be stored outside the shed.
No animals or
humans may be housed in the shed.
Sheds should have
similar landscaping as the house on at least three sides.
A building permit
should be obtained and construction should follow Cook County codes
or the requirements below, whichever is more strict:
2 X 4 construction – sidewalls 16 inches on
2 X 6 rafters or 2 X 4 trussed rafters – 24
inches on center, for the roof
2 X 4 bottom plate (wolmanized) secured to
the concrete slab
½ inch plywood roof sheathing
240 pound asphalt singles
14 pound felt
2 X 6 headers on doors and windows
1 X 8 fascia
Doors must be of residential garage door