Frequently Asked Questions - Let's Make It Easier!

Ground Preparation - What should I do??

For a level , well draining site,  patio stones can be placed on top of your grass under the wood floor pressure treated runners  (typically 6-9 depending on the shed size).  The patio stones are included in our installation service when you order a wood floor.

 

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 has to be a minimum 4″ in thickness and sit approximately 2″ above the grass line.  It should be squared in the edges – not curved , and flat with no drainage slope.  To hide the cement pad make it the same size as the shed floor.  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 showroom displayed items.  For a safe installation experience please make sure that the work area is clear of any objects.  This includes pet waste, tripping or electrical hazards.  Trees and branches are to be cleared a minimum of 18″ from the site – and as well 24″ above the roof peak height.  Our installers require a working 15 Amp outlet – if one is not available 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 installed products include standard 25 year asphalt shingles.  Larger roofs (over 96 sq ft) automatically include a roof vent.  Felt paper is only used for cedar shingle upgrade applications.  Our soffit and fascia design enable water to flow freely from the roof therefore drip edges are not required but can be added for a fee.  You can also upgrade to 35 year Architectural shingles.  Pre-cut and Pre-fab  kits do not include shingles – we will offer you one of our stock colours at a fair price.  Custom colours are difficult to obtain because the typical minimum order is 25 bundles.  We also do not offer eavestrough installation at this time.

Delivery - what is included?

All of 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.   A delivery fee applies to all pre-cut and pre-fab kits.

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 applies to the side of your property as well.  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.

Shed Village is your one stop source for wood sheds, pool cabanas, pavilions and gazebos.  We have a comprehensive line up of cedar sheds , pool cabanas, pavilions and gazebos , as well as maintenance free options. Our fully installed service area includes Toronto, Etobicoke, Oakville, Georgetown, Mississauga, Brampton, Milton, Burlington, Hamilton, Ancaster , Stoney Creek , Grimsby, Newmarket , Barrie, Aurora, Markham , Vaughan, Woodbridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Guelph.  We ship our pre-cut and pre-fab  kits all over Canada and the United States.  Cities that we have shipped to recently include Chicago, Monterey, Troy and Boca Raton.

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