Worrying about your shed delivery is not uncommon. It’s the most dynamic piece of buying a shed because there are so many moving parts, literally. When you buy a shed, cabin, or portable building from Countryside Barns and sign up for delivery, you can put your mind at ease knowing that you are working with some of the best shed delivery specialists in the entire country. The team of experts at Countryside barns manufactures, sells, delivers, and installs hundreds of sheds each year. If your shed can fit where you want it to go, we’ll help you install it there. All while not destroying your lawn or ripping off your gutters.
Before you accept delivery of a shed from Countryside Barns, you are responsible for preparing the site where your shed will be installed. You need to find an appropriate location, check local ordinances and build out a foundation. We recommend a four or five-inch level gravel base for your building. For more guidance, read this article on preparing for shed delivery and installation.
In addition to requiring a level site to place your building, we need:
- The ability to access your location.
- Any openings we need to take your building through should be at least one foot wider than your building’s width.
Once you’ve prepared your site and are ready for delivery, we’ll drive out to your location on the scheduled day and drop off your building. We’ll use your street or driveway as a staging area, make sure we have a clear path to your desired installation location, and break out a shed delivery machine called the Mule.
Using our state-of-the-art equipment, your new building will be carefully placed on your readied site by our delivery experts. The Mule minimizes the impact of delivery on your manicured lawn and allows for great maneuverability. That means we’re able to install your shed in the exact location you have planned for it.
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How much does shed delivery and installation cost?
Shed delivery and installation are free if your location is within our free service area (dark green circle on the map above). If your location falls in the light green circle, we charge a mileage fee which can be calculated for your building using our shed designer.
Do you hook up sheds to electricity?
Unfortunately, we have a team of shed delivery experts, not licensed electricians. If you want to run power to your shed, we recommend you contact a local electrician. Work with your electrician to determine exactly where you want your building placed, and we’ll make sure it gets there.
What kind of storage sheds do you deliver and install?
If we can fit it on our trucks, we’ll deliver it. The general rule of thumb is that we’ll deliver anything we build on a solid floor. That includes all of our sheds, cabins, gazebos, and portable buildings. It excludes backyard structures like pergolas and pavilions. Generally for portable buildings, the width of the building being delivered cannot be more than 16 feet wide and 12 feet tall.
What types of sites and foundations are acceptable?
Gravel and concrete are the two best materials for shed and portable building foundations. Placing a shed directly on the ground or roadbase may lead to the premature rotting of the wood used to build your shed. The most important thing about your shed foundation is that it will help drain water away from your building.
How do you transport a large shed?
Our large sheds and buildings are transported the same way our smaller ones are, on a trailer towed behind a truck. We even have modular buildings that can be delivered on two separate trucks and installed together onsite.
Do you provide shed moves?
We do provide shed moves on a single property or between properties when our schedule allows. Due to the high demand for our shed delivery services, we cannot always guarantee that we will be able to help out with shed moves. If you are interested in moving a shed on your property or between properties, we recommend that you contact us to inquire about the current availability of shed moving services.
Can you deliver a shed over a house?
Yes, with the help of a crane service, we can help you deliver your shed over your house or other obstacles, depending on the size of the shed and the size of the obstacles.