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Ground Preparation - What should I do??
If you have a level , solid, well draining site, then patio stones can be placed on top of your grass under the wood floor (typically 6-9 depending on shed size). This is included in our standard installation service.
For areas with poor drainage we recommend removing 6-8 inches of topsoil and replacing it with a crushed gravel base to allow the water to flow. The patio stones can then be placed on top of the gravel.
Cement pads are typically the best foundation for all sheds. The pad should normally be about 4" in thickness and sit approximately 2" above the grass line. Cement Pads should be squared in the edges - not curved , and flat - no drainage slope. If you don't want the cement pad to be seen , then make it the same size as the shed. In cases where there is a large grade , cement footings are a better option.
Our Installation Services
We guarantee our installed products to meet or exceed the quality of our displayed items. For a safe installation experience please make sure that the work area is clear of any objects, as well as tripping or electrical hazards, that trees or branches are cleared a minimum of 18" from the site - and as well 24" above the roof peak height. If there are any problems with electrical access - our installers require a working 15 Amp outlet, please let us know and we can make arrangements to bring our generator. In the vast majority of installations you do not need to be home as our team will have reviewed all details prior to the start of the project. As a courtesy to our builders please refrain from engaging in frequent conversation or asking them to make additions or alterations not previously agreed to.
Roofing - what is included?
Our installations include standard 25 year asphalt shingles - for larger roofs (over 96 sq ft) we automatically include a roof vent. The quality of today's asphalt shingles is such that tar(felt) paper is no longer required on top of our sheathing (just look at all new home construction). Drip edges are not included in the standard installation but can be added for a small fee. You can also upgrade to 35 year Architectural shingles. Whenever we install cedar shingles we do use felt paper to prevent moisture stains on the roof sheathing. Pre-cut kits do not include shingles - we will offer you one of out stock colours for a fair price. Custom colours are difficult to obtain because typical minimum orders are 25 bundles. We also do not offer eavestrough installation at this time.
Delivery - what is included?
All our installed products include delivery within a 20 km radius of our Brampton location. Beyond that a delivery fee will be applied according to the distance. Customers are responsible for providing a minimum 3 ft wide entrance by 6 ft in height, with an unobstructed pathway to the jobsite. The standard installation service includes a carry back from where we can park our truck to the site of up to 100 ft - beyond that extra charges will apply.
Permits - are they required?
Please check with your local bylaws for your minimum setbacks from the fence or property line. These are normally around 24" - that includes the side of your property as well - but do vary depending on location. In most municipalities you are not allowed to build in front of the main house - with some exceptions. The normal maximum floor area is 106 sq. ft , with overall peak heights varying noticeably from one municipality to another. In the event you wish to apply for zoning permission to build a larger structure, we can certainly help you with the application process and drawings - extra fees may apply.