What is a Mule?
A Mule is a piece of motorized equipment (also known as a shed mover) that can move a large structure without the need of a truck & trailer. The machine hooks to the shed on the gable end and a set of heavy duty wheels are placed on the 4x4 skids on the opposite end. An operator will then "drive" the shed to the intended set-up site by either riding on the Mule or by remote control. Mules are ideal for small yards or tight locations. There is an additional charge of $150 for Mule shed deliveries.
What is LP Smartside?
LP Smartside is an engineered wood siding product designed to eliminate flaws, resist deterioration and cost effective to maintain. LP Building Products' Smartside line of siding is made up of wood strands that are coated with a resin binder and compressed to create a board of superior strength. Each Smartside piece is also treated using LP's SmartGuard zinc-borate treatment system to protect against termites and rot. All Smartside sheds come standard with SilverTech, a finish grade radiant barrier that resists flaking and peeling. These panels also help reduce the sun's radiant energy through the panels which helps keep stored items cooler and brightens the interior. LP Smartside carries a 25 year manufacturer warranty.
How are sheds delivered?
Sheds & garages are pre-built and delivered on a pick-up truck with trailer. Total length of both truck & trailer is approximately 55'. The hydraulic trailer tilts up and the building slides off the back (similar to how a boat is unloaded from it's trailer), the truck then pulls forward placing the shed in the desired location. If yard is small see above for Mule deliveries.
How much clearance is needed for delivery?
Allow for 2' wider than your shed (12' wide shed needs minimum 14' wide clearance) if backing straight up. We also need 14' height clearance from tree limbs and power lines. The delivery driver must have enough unobstructed room in front of him to be able to drive out from under the structure.
What site prep is needed prior to delivery?
When installing a storage shed it is usually not necessary to use any type of foundation except in extreme circumstances (i.e: severely out of level or garages). We use several different size cinderblocks & will block all corners and center of shed to ensure it is level. Make sure there are no power lines, trees, branches, play sets, fences, posts, vehicles or other buildings blocking the way. Make sure area shed is to be placed is cleared of all debris.
What if my site is not level?
We want your building to be safe to use, therefor will not block sheds if severe grading issues exist. It is strongly recommended to professionally excavate and install a level stone pad prior to delivery unless using a poured concrete foundation. We recommend using 3/4" blue stone 4-6 inches in depth at least 1 foot larger than the size of your structure. Doing this will assist with water drainage, prolonged life of the ground skids, added support to your structure and allow for even settling of the unit.
What if my yard is not accessible for delivery?
Now offering Mule shed deliveries(see above).Tiger Structures offer all shed styles in kit form. We will deliver your kit as close to the intended set up site as possible & leave you concrete blocks for leveling. If you are handy, you can build it yourself or hire an outside contractor of your choosing to do it for you. All kits come with everything needed for assembly with the exception of nails & screws as many people use air tools. Kits are same price as an assembled shed.
Do I need a building permit for a storage shed?
Most counties do not require a permit if structure is not on a permanent foundation and under a specified square footage. If property is in Critical Area/Waterfront, a permit is required regardless of square footage. Codes vary depending upon your location, always check local zoning regulations for your specific area. The following is our understanding of maximum allowable square footage without the need for a permit, it is the responsibility of the purchaser to comply with local zoning regulations.
-St. Mary's County: all buildings require permit, under 600 sq. ft. may be exempt from building code inspections
-Charles County 200 sq. ft., Town of LaPlata 75 sq. ft.
-Calvert County 150 sq. ft.
-Prince Georges County 150 sq. ft.
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