Clearance Requirements FAQ
What are the clearance requirements for shed delivery?
Width: 12 inches of clearance onto the property, including the path to the location where the shed is being installed. This includes but is not limited to gates and fence openings, distance between houses or other structures, stairs or ramps, pools, yard features, trees, air-conditioning units, vehicles, and any other obstructions. We cannot lift buildings over fences, vehicles, or other structures and objects.
Height: 10-12 feet of clearance from the ground to any overhanging obstructions. This includes but is not limited to house eaves and roof overhangs, tree limbs and branches, overhead power lines, carports, and other overhead structures.
Length: This is dependent on the length of the shed purchased. In most instances we will utilize the Mule tractor and shed wheel assemblies to install your product. Workspace is needed on either end of the building to properly maneuver and block the building.
Surface Conditions: We are able to install our units on up to a 1-foot slope from one side of the unit to the other. If your yard slopes more than this, extra blocking will be needed. If the entrance to the property or parts of the property that will be driven across during installation have a steep incline, please discuss with your representative to ensure your delivery is possible and safe for our technicians.
Area Preparation: The area where our delivery techs are installing the shed must be free from animal waste/feces, poison ivy, poison oak, and other hazardous materials. Delivery techs must be able to work on and near the ground, as well as the surrounding area of the shed.
Are your buildings anchored down?
Anchors are an optional feature than can be purchased along with your building. Be sure to call 811 location services prior to the installation and delivery of your building and anchors to ensure that the location is safe and approved for digging.
What if I have an HOA?
Cool Sheds specializes in HOA compliant buildings with a variety of custom options, allowing us to match your shed to your home color. Please speak with a representative about your HOA guidelines to design your shed today.
Can I purchase a ramp?
Absolutely! We custom build our ramps to the width of your door and install them during the delivery process.
How long will a custom order take?
The average lead time on a custom building is 4-6 weeks. Once your building arrives on our lot, we can typically deliver it in less than one week.
How much weight can my shed hold?
All of our buildings have a 50 Live Load / 12 Dead Load. The Live Load is the amount of weight that the floor is able to hold: 50x the square footage of the building. The Dead Load is the weight of the floor: 12x the square footage of the building. For example, a 10×10 shed (100 total square feet) would have a Live Load capacity of 50×100, meaning the floor can hold 5,000 pounds. The Dead Load of a 10×10 shed would be 12×100, meaning the floor weighs 1,200 pounds.
Will shed delivery impact my lawn/landscaping?
We use custom equipment to ensure the best possible delivery our sheds – this includes our truck, trailer, and mule tractor. We work as carefully as possible, but if the delivery location requires manipulation then it is likely that some grass will be torn up and track marks may be left on the lawn.
Can you deliver my shed if it is raining/snowing?
To ensure a safe delivery of your product and to protect your property, a Cool Sheds representative will call to confirm delivery under bad weather conditions. If you need to cancel delivery due to weather and ground conditions, please contact a representative.