What sizes do you build?
Our sheds are normally built in 2 foot increments from
a 6x8 on up, but we can build most any size to fit your
needs. Our biggest sheds are the 10x12 and 8x15. We
very rarely build anything over a 10x12 or 8x15. But
you are more than welcome to call us with your request
and we'll let you know what we can do.
Take a look at the SHEDS PAGE for specific dimensions.
Do I need a permit to build
Most cities allow you to build a building up to 120
sq. ft (10x12 or 8x15). (NOTE: IT IS THE HOMEOWNERS
RESPONSIBILITY TO CLARIFY ANY CODE QUESTIONS WITH THEIR
Do your sheds come with a warranty?
If we built your shed, we guarantee the craftsmanship
of that shed. Our builders do their best to build each
shed the best they can. If you feel there is a problem
with your shed, please give us a call. We do not guarantee
any KITS. The shed material is guaranteed to the extent
of the materials manufacture.
We expect you to use some common sense. If the wood
weathers and rots because you didn't paint or stain
it, whose fault is it? If you had a concrete pad poured
wrong and now water comes in or the doors don't work
the way they should, who's responsible? If you didn't
bother checking city codes and now you have to move
your shed from your fence, was that our fault? Use some
common sense before, during, and after the shed is built
and you shouldn't have to worry about any warranty issues.
Do I need to do anything
to prepare the site?
Your site will need to be within 6" to 8"
of being level. Many people put the shed right on the
ground which may cause your shed to sink and become
unlevel over time. I suggest preparing a base of some
kind to give your shed good support. I think that the
best compromise between a good base and not too much
work is using landscape fabric and decorative rock (like
around your house). Another good option is to buy patio
stones. The best possible base is concrete (which is
required by some cities), but rises costs significantly.
If no leveling material is provided, we will use whatever
material we have to do the job.
Should I put felt paper
on or not?
To be quite honest, we feel that felt paper is a waste
of your money and our time. The reason that carpenters
put felt paper down is because most roofs take a couple
of day to shingle. The felt paper keeps the roof dry
from moisture until it's all been shingled. People tell
us that they want felt paper down in case wind blows
shingles off to keep the roof from leaking. But believe
me, if you have a storm that takes your roof off, you'll
have a lot more to worry about than if you have felt
paper down or not.
How do I pay you?
We gladly take cash or personal check. By popular demand, we
will now accept credit cards.
Can you put on different
shingles than what you display?
Yes we can. We carry a variety of the more popular shingle
colors, but if you want a special color than what we
offer, either you can pick them up and we'll deduct
the price from the shed, or we can pick them up for
you. If we pickup the shingles for you, you will be
charged an extra $35 dollars for our time to get them,
plus the difference in price.
We only put on 3 tab shingles. We do not put on laminated
(i.e. Timberline) or any other special type of shingles.
Only 3 tab. If you want a special type of shingle other
than 3 tab, either you will need to put them on, or
arrange it with the carpenter.
What do I do if I plan
on putting on vinyl or cedar siding?
Our sheds normally come with a 5/8th inch pine siding,
but if you plan on putting on vinyl or some other type
of siding, we can put on OSB siding. OSB (chip board)
is a little cheaper and better for vinyl siding. Just
let us know when ordering that you plan on putting up
your own siding.
Do you build custom sheds?
Yes. We have many different options to choose from to
modify our existing models, or build from scratch a
specific design. Special sheds cost considerably more
and usually take longer to have built. Call us for an
estimate. Visit our OPTIONS PAGE to see the different
options that can be added to our existing sheds.
Should I paint or stain
Quite frankly, we don't know and don't care. Both are
effective. It really depends on what type of look you
are trying to get from you shed. Plus, we are carpenters,
not painters. Call a painter to get his opinion on which
Should I buy a Kit or have
you build it?
This really is a personal question you must answer yourself.
Our kits are not difficult to assemble, you don't need
to be a master carpenter. But they do require some basic
carpentry skills, some tools, ability to read instructions,
and common sense. If you lack any of these, you may
want us to build it for you.
What comes with your kits?
Redi-Bilt kits come with everything you need but paint,
and one person can manage every peice. All floor, siding
and roof plywood is pre-cut. The walls are pre-framed.
The roof is pre-framed and comes in two halves. The
corner trim is pre-cut, the doors are pre-assembled
and ready to hang. All nails, hardware, shingles, and
delivery (within metro area), are included in the kit.
What tools do I need to build
KITS are fairly easy to assemble. Most pieces are pre-cut
or pre-framed together. You will need a hammer, handsaw,
and level. Any extra tools you may have, such as a SKIL
SAW, will help you and make your job much easier.
My KIT isn't going the way
I had planned. What do I do?
There are 3 very important things you can do to make
sure you have success in putting up your KIT and answering
any questions you may have.
1. Before starting, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS.
2. While putting the KIT together, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS.
3. If you run into a problem or have a question, READ
If all else fails, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS, then give
us a call. We've had people, who you'd never think be
able to put a kit together, not have any problems or
call once. If they can do it, I know you can too!