Backyard Buildings and More has listed some introductory answers to frequently asked questions about our products including the shed installation and delivery process. If you have any further questions, please consult our contact us page.
If you’re looking for more specific answers to your questions, read below.
Is there any additional assembly costs for the shed kits?
No, the price of our shed kits includes professional, on-site construction by a Backyard Buildings and More certified installer.
How long does it take to get my building delivered?
We pride ourselves on our quick delivery times. Our typical lead time is 2-3 weeks (weather permitting) from the time you place your order. Install times may vary during peak and promotional times. Our local office will contact you within 3 business days to schedule an install date.
How long does it take to build a shed?
Although there are exceptions, the majority of our buildings are built within one day. If you’re purchasing a 12′ wide or larger building, please allow 2 to 3 days for completion.
What should I do to prepare the site prior to your arrival?
Not much. We do require the construction area to be cleared and prepared to within 6″ of level (front left, back to front), that we have at least 3′ of clearance around and above the building site (4 feet if your building is larger than 160 sq. ft.). We also ask you place four stakes in the ground where you want the four corners of your building and a fifth stake where you would like the center of the door opening. We will also need access to electricity within 150 feet of the unit and unobstructed access to carry your materials to the building site. We will take care of the rest!
Do I need to be home during the shed installation?
It is not necessary to be present for every phase of the construction process. We do ask however that you are initially available to show our shed installer the proper placement of your building and are also available upon completion to do a walk through inspection with our installer.
What about covenant restrictions or permits?
It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that the building is permitted in the intended location. We strongly recommend verifying your installation by contacting your Home Owners Association and the local Building Department. If stamped drawings, schematics or additional information is necessary, please give us a call, we’re here to help. Depending on the specific requirements, additional charges may apply.
What is your standard warranty?
In short, simply the best. Backyard Buildings and More has been constructing buildings nationwide for more than 35 years. Storage Buildings come with a 2, 5 or 10-year top-to-bottom, worry-free limited warranty. If your building needs to be repaired, please give us a call.
What size and style of a building is right for me?
Most people run out of floor space before wall space, so one method of determining what size you might need is to measure all of the big, bulky items (i.e. lawn mowers, snow blowers, etc.) that will likely be put on the floor of your shed…dont forget to add some extra space to walk around these items. One of the common comments we hear from customers is “I wish I had bought a larger shed”…so when in doubt, we always suggest going up one size from what you think you need. This also gives you some room to grow! Click here to read our helpful guide on organizing your shed.
What kind of paint do you recommend for my storage building?
We recommend a premium quality, 100% acrylic latex paint. This paint is easy to work with and is offered at your local hardware or paint store. Don’t forget to caulk all horizontal seams before painting for a well protected, professionally finished result.
I have an existing concrete slab, can you build on it?
Although the vast majority of our buildings are constructed on our wood floor system and sufficient for any application, we do have the ability to construct your Backyard Buildings and More building on an existing slab provided the slab is level within 1/2″ and appropriately sized. Because of the individual nature of each slab, please contact us to determine if your slab meets our specifications. Due to the additional installation labor and extra materials needed to properly secure the shed to your slab, there is no reduction in overall price.
What types of standard building materials do you use?
Backyard Buildings and More products are meant to last, therefore we use many of the same building materials used to construct your home: 40 year treated 4×4 runners Stud grade wall framing materials (2×3 on Value Series and 2×4 on all other Series) 5/8″ OSB floor decking with 40 year treated floor joists 16″ on center 7/16 OSB roof sheathing 25 year A-grade asphalt shingles Smartside Engineered wood siding is treated to resist insects and fungal decay
Are your installers insured?
Having someone in your backyard that you can trust is important. We require all of our installers to maintain appropriate liability, vehicle and workman’s compensation insurance. In addition, all installers must pass a rigorous background check and complete our training program before becoming certified as a Backyard Buildings and More installer.