FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
- Why purchase a shed from East Coast Shed Inc.?
- Do I need a permit for shed construction?
- Do I need to prepare the site for delivery?
- Do you need to drive a truck across my lawn?
- Are your sheds built-on-site?
- What other options are available?
- Do you require a down payment?
- Will I have to pay sales tax?
- Is there a delivery or installation charge?
- What forms of payment do you accept?
- How long does installation take?
- Do the sheds come treated or painted?
- Where do you deliver?
- What type of roof shingles do you offer?
- Do I need to be home on the day of installation?
- "The Nature of Wood"
- Do you offer any type of warranty?
Why purchase a shed from East Coast Shed Inc.?
We are a locally owned and operated custom shed company in Berkley, MA. For over 25 years we have strived to build the highest quality shed in the New England area at an affordable price and we stand by our workmanship.
Do I need a permit for shed construction?
At East Coast Shed Inc., we advise you to contact your local building department regarding specific requirements for shed building. We will gladly assist you with all necessary documents for you to obtain your building permit.
Do I need to prepare the site for delivery?
We ask that the ground be leveled within a six (6)-(10) inch difference or less. Our installers need three (3) feet of workspace around the perimeter of the shed. The site must be clear of all debris including brush, stumps and other obstructions. Trees in the general area must not have any branches hanging over the site . If the site has been improperly prepared and installation is impossible, there will be an additional fee to reschedule construction of your shed. If you are unsure if your site is suitable, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
Do you need to drive a truck across my lawn?
No. Your shed is delivered on a flat bed truck. We just need to be able to drive up within a hundred (100) feet of the site. If we are unable, there will be an additional fee to carry the materials to the site.
Are your sheds built-on-site?
We build the components to your specifications at our facility and assemble the shed on-site.
What other options are available?
Since we build our own sheds, your options are only limited by your imagination. Just provide us with a layout of your perfect shed and we will provide you with a custom quote.
Do you require a down payment?
A deposit is required at the time of placing your order. Final payment is due when installation is completed.
Will I have to pay sales tax?
No. We pay your sales tax.
Is there a delivery or installation charge?
Delivery within 40 miles of our Berkley, MA. facility is free. A nominal milage fee will be charged for delivery over 40 miles. Installation is included in our pricing.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards as well as bank checks, money orders and cash. Note that if there is a balance due on the day of delivery it must be paid either by bank check, money order or cash.
How long does installation take?
The majority of our sheds are completed in one day.
Do the sheds come treated or painted?
No, we recommend that you paint or stain all wood sheds within 30 days of installation.
Where do you deliver?
Massachusetts, including Cape Cod, and the Boston area and Rhode Island.
What type of roof shingles do you offer?
We offer a standard 30 year architectural roof shingle and an optional 25 year fiberglass/asphalt roof shingle.
Do I need to be home on the day of installation?
Yes. The owner or (owner's agent) must be on site the day of installation.
The "Nature of Wood":
Wood is a natural material and minor defects are common. Number 2 grade and stud grade are our most commonly used grades of lumber. Wood grades are based on strength and appearance of boards. Wall sheathing & floor plywood will have common imperfections such as knots or knot holes and sap pockets. Studs used in the construction of the shed & used in the doors may have a slight bow (warping end to end), cupping (warping edge to edge), crook (warping end to end along the edge also known as crown), wane (the bark edge of the tree), check (slight splits not through entire thickness of board), splits (going all the way through the board, commonly at the ends), shake (separation of grain between growth rings), and possible, but unlikely, twist (multiple bends in a board) might be found in your building. Similar imperfections and defects are found in typical home construction; you just don’t see it because it’s covered by drywall. Generally, these small defects in wood are taken into account in the lumber grading process and won’t affect the building’s strength or longevity and are not cause for warranty repairs. We take great care to cull lumber that is not up to our standards.
Do you offer any type of warranty?
All our sheds carry a 10-year limited warranty on defective materials and workmanship, under normal use and conditions. Natural disasters, unusual conditions, acts of nature and neglect are not covered. This warranty will not apply to any East Coast Shed Inc. product or any part thereof, which has been damaged by adverse weather conditions, earthquake, hail, wind, fire, water, flood, earth movement, accident, or other event, theft, vandalism, act of God, or a casualty. This warranty does not include doors and windows that have been neglected. East Coast Shed Inc. will not be responsible for any damage caused to your doors from natural disasters, wind, poor foundation issues, or any other unforeseen issues with your shed doors. Damage caused by: insects, animals or rodents, use of force, incorrect handling, inappropriate use are not covered under this warranty. Repairs to the structure and foundation due to shifting or settling soil (ex. ledge rock that is underground causing cement blocks, cement sonotubes or cement pad foundations to rise and/or crack) are not covered. Movement of building from its original location or alteration to building will void warranty. All wood buildings must be painted with an exterior grade premium quality paint or stain within 30 days of installation or the warranty will be void. Building must be properly maintained as needed including, but not limited to, repainting (staining) and re-caulking. In no event will East Coast Shed Inc. be liable for loss or damage to personal property placed in building. This includes any damage caused by the existence of any defect in building or for any indirect, incidental, neither consequential damages nor failure that are caused by events, acts or omissions beyond our control including, but not limited to, misuse or improper maintenance. Certain actions will void the warranty, and include, but are not limited to, alterations and modifications to the doors, or other modifications that have been made by the customer to the building or third parties. This warranty applies to original purchaser only. This warranty is not transferable and is exclusive to East Coast Shed Inc. purchasers. All warranties and service calls must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. East Coast Shed Inc. reserves the right to update this warranty at anytime.
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