Sheds FAQ

Why purchase a shed from Eastern Shed Company?

Eastern Shed Company is a family owned and operated business. We pride ourselves on “Old School” customer service and “Superior Quality Sheds at Reasonable Prices”. Contact us to see and experience the Eastern Shed difference…

Why is your shed company different from the competition?

We feel competition is healthy. It allows the consumer to shop apples for apples in quality service and pricing. You will find that we have always built our sheds to the highest quality, but still offer affordable pricing. A few of our standard features that we offer at no additional charge are:

  • 2 x 6 Pressure treated floor joists
  • 2 x 6 roof trusses
  • Double Top Wall Plate
  • Gable vents
  • 25 different vinyl siding choices        
  • 8 different roof shingle choices
  • To name a few…

What if I am not sure of a size shed that will fit my needs?

We will be glad to go over the shed sizes and suggest a door and window layout that will work best for you.

What if I am not sure if the area we have picked will accommodate the shed?

We will be happy to talk you through the requirements needed for installation. If you would like we can come to your home and provide a FREE on-site evaluation.

Do I have to pay for the shed in full when I place my shed order?

No. We require a 10% deposit to secure order placement. The balance is due the day of delivery.

Once I place my shed order, how much time afterwards do I have to make changes?

We do not build your shed until we call you to schedule delivery.  Once we confirm the delivery date and time, your shed will be built to your specifications and cannot be altered. Up until we confirm a delivery date you may add, delete and change your layout or options and even change the size of your shed!

What types of siding do you offer?

We offer Pine and Cedar unfinished wood siding. We also have 25 different vinyl siding colors available. We will be happy to send you siding samples. If you are trying to match a color that we do not offer we, would be happy to special order the siding for you and put it on your shed.

Siding & Colors

What seems to be the most popular siding people are using today?

Vinyl siding seems to be the top choice today. People like the idea of having a maintenance-free shed. The vinyl siding and trim is very easy to clean and maintain. With all the colors to choose from it makes it easy to match your home.

How many roof shingle colors do you offer?

We currently offer 8 standard roof colors. If any of these colors do not match, we would be happy to special order any shingle color for you.

Roof Colors

Do I get to pick my shutter color?

Yes, we currently offer 10 different shutter colors. Optional window boxes are also available.

Shutter Colors

How long is your shed warranty?

We offer a limited lifetime warranty on your shed.

Do you have subcontractors install your sheds?

No, we do not hire subcontractors, unlike the box stores who use subcontractors that can lead to a revolving door of different installers where there is no accountability.  We employ our own crews who are highly trained to build the best quality shed possible. It is wonderful to get that call after an installation letting us know how professional and courteous the crew was!

What type of access do I need to give the installers?

We build our sheds to order from scratch. They are prefabricated in sections to allow the installers more accessibility at your home. This allows us to go through gate openings without having to remove fence sections etc. If we cannot unload within 100’ of where the shed location is and additional cost will apply (usually $30 charge).

Do I need to do anything to the shed location site?

No, as long as the elevation does not drop more than 12”. The best way to determine this is to mark the four corners of where you would like the shed to go. From the highest ground corner to the lowest ground corner it should not have more than a 12” difference. Included in the shed pricing we will supply our own bricks and blocks. The installers will adjust them accordingly to make sure the shed is level. If you need any help determining whether your site is sufficient or if your site is more unlevel than we require, please call us for a FREE on site evaluation. There are several options for preparing an unlevel site and we would be happy to counsel you accordingly.

Do I need to have cement bricks and blocks there the day of installation?

No, we will supply the bricks and blocks. This is included in the price of the shed.

What if my area is not level and does not meet the installation requirements?

Many times some fill or crushed stone can do wonders to help level off the area. Concrete sono tubes are another popular choice. We would be happy to give you a diagram detailing where to place them for your shed size. We can also refer people in the field who can do this work for you.

Site Preparation

Do I need a building permit?

The town permit requirements for a sheds varies throughout New England. In many towns, you do not need a permit for an average size shed. We do leave this up to the homeowner. If your town does require one, we will be glad to assist you with the application.

Is the shed delivered and built in the same day?

Yes, our installation crews deliver and install on the same day. On a Delmar shed, the overhead door is usually installed by the garage door company the next day.

What if I decide to move the shed later in my yard or sell my home and want to take the shed with me?

We are happy to move the shed for you and re-level, whether it is across the yard or across New England. If we move the shed, it does not affect your warranty.

Shed Moving