Frequently Asked Questions
We are frequently asked similar questions by our new customers. Please contact us if your question is not answered here. Below is a list of some of the more frequently asked questions:
What kind of ground preparation is necessary?
It is important to have the ground as level as possible. Leveling is not included in our prices, however if you would like us to do it for you, we can give you an estimate.
Is a building permit required for sheds or garages?
Most sheds don't require permits. However, you can check with us or your city building department to clarify. Garages will require a permit, contact us or your city for details.
Do you require a down payment?
No. Generally, we will not ask for any money until the building is completed and you are satisfied.
Are the buildings built on-site?
We build the components in our factory and assemble the buildings on-site.
How long will it take for my building to be built?
We will typically finish your shed in a day. Garages vary depending on the size and complexity.
What kind of flooring do you use?
Our sheds come standard with a flooring system that includes pressure treated 2x6's that are sheeted with 3/4 tongue and groove plywood (this is the same sheeting that is found on the second story of most new homes). The flooring system has a 40-year warranty and is safe for ground contact. It has been treated for insects and termites. A concrete pad is not necessary for our sheds. Ideally we recommend dirt or 2-3" of gravel. Our garages come with a monolithic concrete pad which includes footings.
Do your prices include assembly?
Yes, our prices include on-site installation, except for the do-it-yourself kits.
What kind of shingles do you use?
We use 30-year architect shingles. This is the same shingle that most new, custom homes use. In most cases, we can match the shingles to the roof of your home.
What kind of siding do you use?
We use LP Smart Panel siding, which is a high-quality engineered wood designed to resist decay. It is pretreated with a Smart Guard process which makes it resistant to termites and fungal decay. It also comes with a baked on primer and is ready to be painted. The Smart Panel siding has a 30-year manufacturer's warranty.