FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions...


1. Are you a licensed contractor?
2. Will my shed require a building permit?
3. Will I need to pour a cement slab or make some other type of foundation?
4. Will my shed need to be anchored?
5. Will my shed need to be painted?
6. How will you get my shed into my back yard?
7. How much space is needed to assemble the shed in my yard?
8. What if my spot is not very level?
9. Do I have a choice in the placement of door, windows, shelving etc.?
10. Can I buy a ValleyShed shed kit?
11. Can I provide my own doors and windows and have you install them for me?
12. Can I get any type of roof shingle that I want for my shed?
13. I’m looking for something different. Can you change the design of your sheds?
14. I don’t see a size I need on your price list. Can I have a custom size made?
15. How long will I wait for my shed?
16. Is there sales tax on the total price?
17. Why do you require a 50% deposit to reserve a building date?
18. I’m not ready to order, but can someone check my site now so I’ll know what my options are?

 

1. Are you a licensed contractor?
Yes. Our Contractors license number is #861778. (return to top)


2. Will my shed require a building permit?
Most of the sheds we install don’t need one, but cities do have size and set-back restrictions. To be safe, call your local building department to find out. (return to top)


3. Will I need to pour a cement slab or make some other type of foundation?
Usually not. My sheds include a built-in floor which we elevate on cement blocks and treated runners. This is sufficient for almost all shed uses. There are some uses, such as a backyard office, where I do recommend you arrange to have a slab or sunken piers installed before we deliver your shed. (return to top)


4. Will my shed need to be anchored?
No. Unlike metal sheds, mine are very heavy. They won’t get blown around. Another benefit to remaining “portable” is that your shed won’t require additional property taxes. (return to top)


5. Will my shed need to be painted?
Yes. If you don’t want to mess with painting, I offer it at an extra charge if you’re in our normal delivery area. (return to top)


6. How will you get my shed into my back yard?
We deliver it in pieces and assemble it on site. (return to top)


7. How much space is needed to assemble the shed in my yard?
My installers need 18" of clear workspace around the shed. If you need your shed placed against a fence or wall, we may be able to move it in place after the shed is built. (return to top)


8. What if my spot is not very level?
We can level your shed with blocks and shims up to 8 inches. But if you slope is greater, you will need to have the spot leveled in advance. (return to top)


9. Do I have a choice in the placement of door, windows, shelving etc.?
You can have them placed almost wherever you choose. We’ll assist you with these decisions when you place your order. (return to top)


10. Can I buy ValleyShed shed kit?
Effective assembly techniques for my type of sheds usually take several months of training so they are not available as do-it-yourself kits. (return to top)


11. Can I provide my own doors and windows and have you install them for me?
This often creates more problems than any money it might save because our installers are trained on our standard doors & windows. If possible we will try to use yours, but I can’t offer a discount because it involves extra labor for us. In addition, I would not be able to offer you a complete warranty. (return to top)


12. Can I get any type of roof shingle that I want for my shed?
Unfortunately, we are not equipped to handle all types of roofing. Our sheds come standard with a 20 yr. 3-tab shingle. For a nicer look, we offer an optional25 yr. dimensional shingle in a wide range of colors. If you want something different, you will need to find someone else to do your roofing. (return to top)


13. I’m looking for something different. Can you change the design of your sheds?
You can pick and choose from many features, but our basic design remains the same. (return to top)


14. I don’t see a size I need on your price list. Can I have a custom size made?
Perhaps. They are dealt with on an individual basis. (return to top)


15. How long will I wait for my shed?
Our backlog varies from 2 to 4 weeks. The installation usually takes one day. (return to top)


16. Is there sales tax on the total price?
Yes. The State Board of Equalization classifies our detached, free-standing sheds as “personal property” rather than “real property.” They require sales tax to be collected on the total price the same as any taxable item you would purchase at a store. (return to top)


17. Why do you require a 50% deposit to reserve a building date?
We spend 50% in materials and labor preparing your new shed for delivery and assembly. We also run a tight schedule and are often booking weeks in advance. Your deposit assures me you’ll be ready on your assigned date, and covers our costs if you cancel or postpone at the last minute. (return to top)


18. I’m not ready to order, but can someone check my site now so I’ll know what my options are?
Yes, but I charge the $50 fee if we perform this service in advance of your order. When you do eventually place an order, I will then credit back the $50 toward your purchase. (return to top)


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Valley Shed 15309 S. Highway 99 Manteca, Ca. 95336 (209)825-1440