Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of ground prep is necessary?

We recommend a gravel base for good drainage and ease of leveling. The top of the gravel should be several inches above the surrounding grade and be at least 12 inches larger than the building on all sides. Your gravel must be flat and can even be slightly higher on the outside edges or otherwise, the building may teeter. The other option is to place it on a level base of your choosing, they can go right on the ground or be blocked up.

Keep in mind if you don’t want winter heaving and spring sinking. I would seek advice from a professional landscaper. It is possible to set a building on concrete, however, we recommend for new concrete to be laser leveled or provide shims to get building level on previously installed concrete.

Is the building prefab, pre built or built on site?

The buildings are Pre-built and delivered fully assembled. However, you can order to have the built on-site for a fee. To best figure out the extra charge, checkmark this feature in our 3D custom shed builder

What is the siding Warranty?

It is a Prorated 5o-Year Limited Warranty. Please check this PDF for more information.

What type of buildings do you offer?

Sheds, Storage Sheds, Wood Sheds, Mobile Sheds, Pre-built Sheds, Garden Sheds, Utility Sheds, Tool Sheds, Barns, Cabins, Garages, Portable Buildings, Portable Sheds, Storage Buildings, Metal Sheds, Trash Sheds, Outdoor Storage Boxes, Outdoor Storage Sheds for Schools, Storage for School Sports Equipment, Storage sheds for commercial, Storage sheds for residentials, Storage sheds for restaurants, Storage sheds for Cities & towns, Patio Furniture & Rent-To-Own sheds in

What are your outdoor showroom hours?

Our sheds are open for display 24/7 in Wisconsin Rapids, However, for the best experience, we prefer you to visit during daylight hours.

Is there a delivery charge?

In most of the state of Wisconsin, NO, It’s FREE Unless you need the building delivered outside of this FREE DELIVERY RADIUS it is $350. Check with us, if we have another customer in the area we can split the costs and deliver at the same time.  Check out our delivery page.

Is a building permit required?

We recommend you check to see if a permit is necessary or not. In most areas, you can build a shed or buy a portable building up to 120 sq ft without a permit. If it is larger than that a permit may be required but this is your choice to seek this.

Sometimes building a permanent building vs a portable pre-built building has different statutes and permitting. Each township, city, and county is different, it is recommended to contact your correct municipality for details.

Customers are responsible for seeking their own permits. Sheds Delivered nor our delivery drivers are responsible for incorrect permitting. Ultimately if you decide to buy a building, it’s yours and we assume you have done your due diligence.

Do you require a down payment?

We require a 30% down payment to secure an installation date. However, we kindly prefer & wish you to pay 100% in full. This saves on office accounting and gives us a sense of security building your custom building and while delivering it throughout the state to your property.

Do I have to be home?

No, sometimes our delivery time changes for unforeseen circumstances, such as flat tires, the previous customer took longer than expected. Doors or windows didn’t arrive on time and many other things. We will call you prior to delivery to give you round about times either way. We prefer you to be there and if not the area can be marked where you want it set.

How long does it take from the order to when the shed is delivered?

We work on first come first served. It is usually 2-3 weeks between the order and delivery. However in July through October months, we tend to be 3-5 weeks. Call us to see where we are currently. If your paying by check in the mail, the stamp date is your secured order date. Put your order in today!

Is there a Credit Card Fee?

We are sorry to say, Yes, on large building purchases like this, we just can not eat the credit card fees but this also allows us to have near the lowest prices in this industry.

At the time of check out and if you choose to pay by credit card, the processing fees of 3% is added automatically.

How far do you deliver? What States?

As of right now we only deliver anywhere in the entire state of Wisconsin. No other states. It may be possible for us to meet other delivery drivers at the state border but with license and permitting we will not deliver a building into another state at this time. Check to see if you are able to get Free Delivery.

How are the floors of the shed built? Can I have no Floor?

Our standard sheds come with floors on many treated 4 x 6 skids. There are notched 2×4 treated lumber floor joist every 12 inches, and standard 5/8 LP Prostruct Tongue/Groove Fungal/Termite Treated Floor plywood on top. 

In our “3D Shed Builder” under Flooring and Interior tab, we also offer to upgrade to 3/4 Green Treated Plywood Floor and Floor Joists upgrade to 2×6 treated 12″ on center. 

You can also choose to remove the flooring all together in your building, however, there are costs for the extra bracing to the structure of the building and for delivery. See Flooring and Interior in the 3D Shed Builder

What are my choices of exterior Siding and Roofing?

Siding

  1. T1-11 (50 Year Warranty)
  2. LP Lap Siding
  3. Vinyl Siding
  4. 30 Year Steel Siding
  5. 40 Year Steel Siding

Roofing

  1. Architectural Shingles (Lifetime)
  2. 30 Year Steel
  3. 40 Year Steel
Can I have a shed custom built? Can the windows or doors be placed where I want?

Yes, Please build and customize your building on our 3D Shed Builder. Place your windows and doors and leave special instructions at the time of order. Otherwise, call us and we will mark up your order prior to building.

How far apart are are the wall studs and on the roof rafters spaced?

They are spaced every 16″ on center unless specified.

What Brand Paint or Urethane stains do you use?

We use Haley Paints for both Paint and Urethane stains

 

 

**Actual colors may vary from on-screen representation.

Colors

Coastal Colors

The Garden Shed

Our outdoor garden buildings combine an attractive design and many useful features to create an ideal building for your property. The Garden Shed is a tall, open building designed with 7′ 4″ side walls that give you plenty of wall area for storage. It can easily be customized and turned into your dream man cave, yard shed, or hunting cabin.

You probably have lots of ideas for how you might use one of our outdoor buildings. Check out our available custom shed options including extra windows and doors, ramps, or a porch that can help to make a Garden Shed just right for your situation.

The Garage

Are you looking for an outdoor building to keep your car out of the weather? Or maybe you need a space to work on your car or pursue your hobby. Our garage sheds are perfectly suited for storing your car or working on your projects.

With one of our garage buildings your parking and storage needs are solved for many years down the road. Because all of the foundation lumber we use is pressure treated, your outdoor building will be protected from rot and decay. Add to this our 50 year siding and trim and 30 year shingles and you get a building that will last well into the future.

The Garage

Are you looking for an outdoor building to keep your car out of the weather? Or maybe you need a space to work on your car or pursue your hobby. Our garage sheds are perfectly suited for storing your car or working on your projects.

With one of our garage buildings your parking and storage needs are solved for many years down the road. Because all of the foundation lumber we use is pressure treated, your outdoor building will be protected from rot and decay. Add to this our 50 year siding and trim and 30 year shingles and you get a building that will last well into the future.

Lofted Dutch Barn

Our lofted outdoor barns give you the most overhead storage space when compared to our other buildings. You’ll have room for large heavy items (or a workshop) on the floor plus lots of extra overhead space for those small boxes. This portable storage building is available in a wide range of sizes to meet your needs.

This outdoor building could be turned into your favorite hobby space or it may simply become a highly functional storage area. The possibilities for how the Lofted Dutch Barn could be used are nearly endless.

The Utility Shed

Our utility building is an excellent choice for storing your garden tools, lawn mowers, and just about anything else you might imagine. It’s a good option for you if you’re on the market for a utility building at a lower cost and don’t need all the features in our “Garden Shed orLofted Barn” line.

When it comes to outdoor buildings, this utility shed is built to last. It features 50 year siding and trim and 30 year shingles. In addition, all of the floor components that can come in contact with moisture are pressure treated to protect against rot and decay. You can expect our utility buildings to last for many years.

The Utility Shed

Our utility building is an excellent choice for storing your garden tools, lawn mowers, and just about anything else you might imagine. It’s a good option for you if you’re on the market for a utility building at a lower cost and don’t need all the features.

When it comes to outdoor buildings, this utility shed is built to last. It features 50 year siding and trim and 30 year shingles. In addition, all of the floor components that can come in contact with moisture are pressure treated to protect against rot and decay. You can expect our utility buildings to last for many years.

Which Outdoor Building Do You Need?

One of the first things you need to do when shopping for an outdoor building is to think about how your building will be used. Once you’ve made that clear in your mind then we can direct you to the wooden garden shed that is best suited for your intended use. The following chart highlights the most common use of our different building types.

Garden Shed Lofted Barn Garage Utility Shed
General Storage X X X X
Auto/Boat/ATV Storage X
Cabin X
Office X
Workshop X X X

Compare Our Outdoor Building Features

Sometimes keeping track of all the details when you’re shopping for an outdoor building can feel overwhelming. That’s why we’ve created this simple chart to make it easy for you to see which features are included in our portable wood buildings.

Garden Shed Lofted Dutch Barn Garage Utility Shed
Heavy Duty Wood Double Doors X X X
2×8 Top Wall Plate X X X X (except 8′ wide)
36″ House-Type 9 Lite Entry Door X
8×7 Garage Door X
Heavy Duty Floor System X X X
4″ Wraparound Roof Overhands X X X
Roof Ridge Vent X X X
Window w/Shutters X (2) X (2) X (1)
Shelving Package X X
Full Overhead Loft X