Does the price include installation and are there any additional costs?
Yes, the price includes installation. All material and construction costs are also included in the base price, except for concrete slabs, footings and work done outside the normal installation process (i.e. hauling away an existing structure or debris, site leveling, etc.) Any such additional costs are clearly detailed for customers by their Tuff Shed sales consultant upon placing an order.

 

How many hours will the builders be on my property?
For installation of storage buildings, you can typically expect the builders to finish and clean up the job site in less than a day’s time (8 hours). Floor joists, doors, wall sections and rafters are pre-cut or assembled before delivery to expedite the actual build and to assure that the building is square and weather-tight. If you chose to have your building painted by Tuff Shed, all exterior surfaces and edges will be painted prior to assembly to provide maximum protection once erected. Choosing the “with paint” option allows you to “move in” and enjoy the benefits of ownership from the moment the builders finish their work. Garages and large custom buildings can take considerably longer, depending on the scope of work involved. For these custom projects, be sure to ask your Tuff Shed representative about projected start dates and completion schedules.

 

Do I need a concrete slab for a Tuff Shed storage building?
For smaller buildings you do not need a concrete slab. Our patented steel foundation is designed to resist moisture and provide a solid base for smaller buildings. If the building is going to be placed in an area below the property grade we recommend placing a concrete pad for extra height and drainage. Large heavy buildings, such as garages, do require a concrete slab. If you do require a concrete pad, one can be ordered from a professional contractor.

 

What kind of siding do you use?
It really depends on your project requirements, but we can place any siding on structure.

Our standard in-house siding is LP SmartSide™ panel, and LP SmartSide™ siding with Silver Tech® Radiant Barrier technology. Using environmentally friendly methods, Louisiana Pacific™ designed these products to resist moisture, insect damage and hold paint extremely well. These products are covered by a manufacturer’s 50-Year Limited Warranty.

We also offer metal and Hardie panel exteriors as well.

 

My project needs insulation, electric wiring, and climate control, can Tuff Shed install these items?
Yes, if the project requires interior wiring, insulation, and/or interior wall sheathing they can be included in the scope of our work. A Tuff Shed building can also be outfitted for custom and standard HVAC units for climate control.

 

Are your buildings customizable?
Nearly every building we install has custom elements, whether it’s a custom size or additional industry-specific upgrades. We understand that every building serves a unique purpose, so we work to make sure your Tuff Shed building is designed to fit your business’s specific needs. Our in-house engineering department ensures that customized plans reflect your needs and comply with building code and regulations.

 

Will I receive any blueprints or plans of the building?
Standard plans for our buildings as well as site-specific and wet-stamp original copies are available through our in-house engineering department.

 

What kind of roof will I get on my shed?
Our proven construction materials and methods are the same ones used in most homes. The rafters are precut 2×4 studs positioned over the wall and joined at the center with 2×4 steel truss plates on both sides. This assures maximum load capacity and weight distribution. All Tuff Shed factory-direct buildings include 15# roofing felt paper, and a baked enamel steel drip edge to protect the edge of the decking from weather and to support shingles from breakage.

Garden Series buildings include:

  • 7/16″ OSB roof decking
  • 25-Year Limited Warranty 3-Tab Composition Shingles from Owens Corning

Premier Series buildings include:

  • 7/16″ LP ProStruct™ Roof Decking with SilverTech™ Radiant Barrier technology
  • 25-Year Limited Warranty 3-Tab Composition Shingles from Owens Corning

Premier PRO Series buildings include:

  • 7/16″ LP ProStruct™ Roof Decking with SilverTech™ Radiant Barrier technology
  • Architectural Composition Shingles from Owens Corning with a Manufacturer’s Lifetime Limited Warranty

 

Will I need to get a permit for this building?
This depends on the local building department regulations and what they have determined as the square foot limitations for on-site buildings within their jurisdiction. The customer is responsible for obtaining and paying for any required permits. In most cases, we can provide information about obtaining appropriate permits. Permit costs are determined by local building departments. Garages and larger custom buildings almost always require a building permit. Smaller storage sheds and sheds installed on rural building sites are less likely to require permits. Permit regulations vary according to location, and the customer should consult with the local governing body in the area where the building is to be constructed.

 

What should I do before the delivery?
1. Research and provide compliance to any and all neighborhood covenants and obtain any required permits.

2. Determine where your property lines are, and select an appropriate building site. You are responsible to select a location for your Tuff Shed building that is within your property lines and in conformity with any applicable set back rules or regulations.

3. Prepare a “clean and level” build site. This is the most important step you manage because it has a major impact over the success of your building project. It is best if the site is located in a high spot of the yard to provide drainage away from your building. If you have to “build up” a site, be sure that the soil is tamped or compacted to avoid later settling. Provide at least 24″ of workspace between your shed and any fences, trees or other immovable objects, on all sides and above. If your build site is not clean and level, our only choice is to “shim” the foundation with concrete blocks and shims that can detract from the appearance of your shed.

 

What does “clean and level” mean?
“Clean” means the build site, the surrounding area, and the pathway to and from the delivery vehicle parks are clear and free from all obstructions, debris, boulders, branches, animal droppings, etc. To attain maximum performance from your Tuff Shed building, the structure needs to be built on a “level” site. For our building construction purpose, “level” is defined as the entire build site surface being leveled to within 4 inches. This means that throughout the entire build site surface, the highest point to the lowest point is no more than 4 inches.

 

What type of warranty comes with the building?
We stand behind our products, and offer limited warranty coverage varying in scope on our different products. Some materials, such as siding and shingles have their own manufacturer’s warranty that may exceed our Tuff Shed warranty.

  • Garden Series come with a 5-Year Limited Warranty that covers material defects and workmanship.
  • Premier Series come with a 7-Year Limited Warranty that covers material defects and workmanship.
  • Premier PRO Series come with a 10-Year Limited Warranty on materials and workmanship.
  • Specialty items such as garage cabinets and flooring, and a few select structures (cabin shells, playhouses, and chicken coops) are covered by a 1-Year Limited Warranty that covers material defects and workmanship.
  • Display buildings are covered by a warranty specific to that product series (i.e. Garden Series, Premier Series or Premier PRO Series), but this warranty will only cover workmanship and materials with regard to roofing and siding.

 

Do you offer credit financing?
Yes, we do offer outside financing for our buildings. You can download more information, including the credit financing application, by clicking the following link: DOWNLOAD CREDIT INFORMATION

 

Do you accept Purchase Orders?
Yes, upon approval we will accept purchase orders. You can download more information on our Purchase Order rocess, including the application, by clicking the following link: DOWNLOAD PO DOCUMENTS

 

Are there discounts available for Government Agencies?
Yes, we are a GSA award holder. CLICK HERE to view our contract terms and conditions, including a price list.