How long will it take for my structure to come in once I order?
Delivery of our structures varies depending on the season. Our busiest times are late spring through mid October. When you place your order, we will be able to tell you how long it will take to build and deliver your structure. Delivery times and/or dates are NOT guaranteed. However, we make every effort to adhere to scheduled delivery times/dates unless an unforeseen delay occurs such as equipment failure, route restrictions or inclement weather that could result in unsafe transportation of your structure.
Do you build your structures?
No. All of our structures are built by skilled Amish builders with years of building experience in Pennsylvania.
Do the structures come assembled?
Yes, all of our buildings are prefabricated and they come completely assembled, except for the double wides which arrive in 2 halves, and 2 story structures, which are finished on your prepared site.
Can you color match to my home or other structures?
Yes. If one of our stock colors isn't what you're looking for, we can color match to your custom color for an up charge of $175.00. Just take your sample to any Sherwin Williams paint store and they will match the color. Bring us the printout when you order and you're all set. Please allow an additional week for delivery.
Do you charge for delivery, installation and setup?
For our most common shed deliveries, we deliver buildings FREE within 75 miles from our location. Beyond that, we price delivery based on distance, shed size and number of delivery personnel needed. Structures over 12' wide require special hauling permits as well as an oversized load certified escort. These prices will be included in the cost of the structure.
Can you move my existing shed?
If the shed to be moved is Amish built, meaning it has been built upon properly spaced 4"x 4" skids, is structurally sound and both the old and new locations are accessible by our delivery truck and trailer, we should be able to move the shed for you for a nominal fee. The structure must be within the hauling limits of no wider than 12' and no higher at the peak than 10'6". The shed to be moved must be completely empty and if wired for electric or telephone, disconnected from these services. It cannot be anchored to the ground at the time of the move. We may have to evaluate the site and the shed to be moved before we can commit to doing the job.
I'm not sure if you will be able to get a structure in to my property/up my driveway.
Do some general measuring. If you want to order a 12' wide shed and you only have a 10' wide access point, obviously, this is a problem. If you are still unsure after doing some measurements, we offer free site checks within a reasonable distance from our location. We check for site access only and not leveling issues. The foundation preparation is your responsibility. We will let you know if the location where you want your structure to be placed is accessible by our truck and trailer. We are known for getting structures into tight spots, using our customized trailer and few tricks of the trade. If a building cannot fit, it may be that it's just too big and a smaller building would fit just fine. Or you may just have to remove a small tree, branch or temporarily move a section of fencing. We'll let you know your options. The customer is responsible for making sure that the site is accessible at the time of delivery. It will be a full sized pickup truck with trailer, up to 32 ft in length. Be aware of mud, overhead branches, wires, overhangs, etc. The clearance on the sides should be at least 14 wide. We also need about 14 ft of height clearance.
What type of siding do you offer?
Duratemp, Vinyl, Kiln Dried Board n’ Batten (you won't have to worry about shrinkage like what happens with "green" wood), Lap* and Cedar Lap* sidings
What is Duratemp Plywood Siding™?
Duratemp siding is a tough, hardwood siding with a weatherproof veneer that will not crack or split. It is created with a 1/8” Douglas Fir composite surface over a durable, solid 100% plywood base, unlike "SmartSide" which is OSB or Chipboard with a brown or silver backing. Duratemp has the beautiful, natural appearance of cedar wood combined with the strength of manufactured siding. Because it is made from real wood, it’s inherently tougher and longer lasting than other similar products, such as OSB and chipboard. It is easy to install and gives the appearance of genuine wood. Our Duratemp plywood siding is easy to paint and holds up wonderfully to rough weather. With Duratemp plywood siding, you can easily match the color of your shed to your house or garage without worrying about it fading or chipping over time, and you won’t have to worry about constantly repainting. Duratemp siding has a 50 year manufacturer warranty against cracks, rot, and mold. This is a big bonus for those hoping to invest in the future. Duratemp also withstands normal wear and tear like scuffs, scratches, and hammer marks. Your Duratemp shed can be fully customized by choosing each color for the trim, siding, and shutters. These sheds come in many styles and sizes, so you are sure to find one to fit your exact needs. All of our Duratemp buildings arrive at your home prepainted with two coats of paint and ready for your needs.
Can I place my door or window(s) where I want?
The structure you purchase is completely customizable. You choose where you want your windows and doors, and as long as your configuration fits with the size of the structure, no problem! You also choose your siding, trim, shutter and roof colors. Want more? For additional cost, you can add another window, upgrade to a house door, add a loft, skylight, workbench, and much more.
Do I need a pad for the structure to sit on?
We strongly recommend that all structures be placed on an area professionally prepared and leveled with a firm foundation to help prevent warping of your structure over time. A firm, level foundation is very important! Please read our Site Preparation page for more information.
Does the foundation pad have to be concrete?
We recommend that 2 story/double wide structures be built floorless for placement on a concrete base. Of course we understand that can be an extra expense, so we leave decision up to the customer. If you decide to place your structure on a concrete pad, please let us know and we will give you the exact measurement for the pad. We recommend a stone pad made with unwashed crusher run limestone, which is a stone aggregate. It must be level and tamped down very firm with a depth of at least 4" for single wide, single story structures and 8-12" for 2 story and double wide structures, with more in low spots so that it is level. The pad should be a foot wider than the dimensions of the structure. A firm, level pad will supply even support and will ensure less settling over time. You should check with your town building inspector to see what type of foundation is required.
A good pad is firm and level
A bad pad is loose and uneven
Will I need a building permit?
In most situations, yes. Permits are the customer's responsibility. Permit requirements vary from town to town so please check with your local town office. Please be sure to tell them that this is a prefabricated item and we are delivering it to you completely assembled. We do not build the structure onsite; we have finishing work that we perform onsite for our larger buildings like the doublewides and the 2 stories.
*There is an additional up charge for Wood Lap and Cedar lap siding