How high of a ceiling do I need in my shop?


You might be asking yourself “How high of a ceiling do I need in my shop?”

The max legal road height for vehicles is 14’. If you have large trucks or RVs, you will need the ceiling to be at least 16’ to accommodate the 14’ door.

Tall ceilings also give you the ability to build a mezzanine. This is a great option if you are looking to add an office, storage area, or extra living space inside your shop.

Depending on the ceiling height that you want in your mezzanine you may need more than a 16’ ceiling. With a 16’ ceiling you will have 8’ below the mezzanine and 7’ above the mezzanine as the floor is usually 1’ thick.

Higher ceilings will also give you the ability to install an air cleaner or ceiling fan which will create better ventilation. If you are looking to add a crane or hoist, you want to make sure there is enough vertical space to work in.

When working with large equipment such as dump trucks or agricultural equipment you will want a ceiling height that accommodates them. It is not uncommon to build agricultural and commercial buildings with 20’ or higher ceilings.

These are just a few things to consider when planning the ceiling height in you shop. Leave a comment below to let us know what ceiling height is best for you!


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