Frequently Asked Questions

If you’d like you can arrange to pick up a Do It Yourself Shed Kit at our workshop in Dundas and avoid the delivery cost. You will need a large open trailer that is at least 8′ wide across the axle. If your trailer is not that large, U-Haul rents trailers for reasonable rates. If you opt to pickup the DIY Shed Kit yourself, you can pick it up on your scheduled date at our workshop located at Unit 3 – 62 Head St, Dundas, Ontario, L9H 3H7. You will also need 4 to 6 cargo straps to secure the load.

We offer island installations if there is an appropriate barge. If the barge ride one way is:

  • 20 minutes or less for $400,
  • 21 minutes to 45 minutes for $500,
  • 46 minutes to 1 hour for $600.

We do not offer island installs if the one way barge ride is over 1 hour long. We will require you to email us photos of:

  • where you’d like the shed constructed,
  • the barge,
  • the island landing,
  • the pathway from the landing to where the shed is to be built.

The customer is responsible for organizing the barge and for the cost of the barge. We generally arrive for barge island installs around 7AM-8AM.

You do not need to be home for the installation; this is optional. If you are not home for the install, please stake out the four corners where you’d like the shed installed with a middle stake for where you’d like the positioning of your door(s) to face. For electrical power, the installers will need access to an exterior plug for their extension cord. If you have ordered any windows and won’t be home for the install we will need to pre-establish where you’d like them cut out and framed since this is done on-site during the install. Lastly, please ensure if you have a gate that it is not locked and is accessible on your scheduled date.

Our sheds come standard with 5/8” OSB flooring on 24” centered floor joists. If you are storing anything heavy you will need to upgrade the floor. We offer 12” or 16” centered floor joist construction upgrades from our 24” standard centered floor joists. Also, we offer 5/8″ or 3/4″ pressure treated plywood flooring which is a stronger superior floor material than our standard 5/8″ OSB flooring. If you upgrade your floor and are storing an extreme weight we offer floor joist hangers which help reinforce the strength of the floor upgrades. If you won’t be going in the shed often and are simply storing patio furniture, a push mower and basic garden tools our standard floor will suffice.

You can pay with Visa, MasterCard and American Express online through PayPal, which includes a 3% PayPal surcharge on top of the total cost. If you opt to pay for the shed with a credit card through PayPal you do not need a PayPal account; we will simply email you a PayPal request for payment.

We offer a full 4 wall exterior painting service and a 1 to 3 wall exterior painting service for if you have any walls that you may not be able to access to paint once it is installed. Please note, all 4 exterior walls must be painted to ensure longevity of the shed.

We do not pour concrete pads, but we can install on concrete pads. You can have a concrete pad poured by a local contractor or use an existing pad. Please ensure that you have a concrete pad that is level and square and we can build the shed on top so the interior floor of the shed is concrete rather than our typical wooden floor. You can verify the pad is square by measuring diagonally from corner to corner. Please feel free to contact us if you require assistance with this.

All do it yourself shed kits come with complete assembly instructions. If your shed is being installed we will do all of the work for you and you will not require any assembly instructions.

All 4 exterior walls and trim must be painted with an exterior paint. We recommend painting using Benjamin Moore, “Aura” or Behr, “Marquee” exterior paint in satin enamel. Both types of paint include primer and paint in one and work effectively with our sheds.

We offer a full 4 wall exterior painting service and a 1 to 3 wall exterior painting service for if you have any walls that you may not be able to access to paint once it is installed. Please note, all 4 exterior walls must be painted to ensure longevity of the shed.

Upon ordering your shed we require a 50% deposit. We accept: cash, cheque, online bank payments via TD Bank, Scotia Bank or Royal Bank and Interac email money transfers from all banks. For online bank payment simply add, “Shed In A Day” as the payee and use your 8 digit account number located at the top right of your quote. If you do not deal with any of those banks, we also accept online email money transfers; simply use your 8 digit account number on your quote for the secret question. Also, we accept credit card payments with Visa, American Express and MasterCard online through PayPal, which includes a 3% PayPal surcharge on top of the total cost. If mailing a cheque please make it out to “Shed In A Day” and if your delivery/install is within 10 days we recommend mailing your cheque with Canada Post’s Express Post; available at most Shoppers Drug Mart locations. The Final payment can be made with cash or cheque in person to the installers once the shed is completed or you can pay online the same day after the shed is fully completed for you.

In the photos above you will see the 8”x8” cinder blocks we use and also how we provide our 2”x6” pressure treated floor joists. We use these cinder blocks as well as around 2 ½” to 3 ½” inches of crushed gravel to construct the base. Some locations we will use 12”x12”x2” concrete pavers depending on where the shed is built.

Above you will see how we construct the base of the shed by digging holes, filling the holes with gravel, using cinder blocks on top of the gravel and lastly the pressure treated 2”x6” base frame sitting on top of the blocks. Simply adjust the amount of crushed stone until each base board sits level across the cinder blocks. Included in all of our installations is a professional leveling and squaring of the base for you. If you build your own Do It Yourself Shed Kit it is imperative to ensure the base is level and squared in order for the shed build to work.

Once all of the holes have been dug, the excess dirt is used to fill around the cinder blocks to neatly cover the gravel and hold the blocks in their correct position. All of the additional unnecessary dirt is placed under the shed to eliminate any undesirable mess.

In the second last photo you will see our standard 5/8” OSB tongue and groove floor sheathing on top of the 2”x”6 pressure treated base frame. We also offer 5/8” or ¾” pressure treated plywood flooring.

Lastly, if you have a pre-existing concrete pad we use 2”x4” pressure treated base framing which is Tapcon screwed down into the concrete pad to create a concrete interior floor (as seen in the final photo).

If the location where you’d like the shed built is more than 100 feet from where our truck can park you will need to let us know and to email us a few photos of the path to where you’d like the shed built. If the distance is more than 100 feet there will be an additional charge (101-175 ft. distance for $50 or 176-250 ft. distance for $100). The distance can not be more than 250 feet.

Please ensure the path to where you’d like your shed built is approximately 2 feet wide with complete 9 feet vertical clearance. If your path is less than 2 feet wide or if there are any potential obstructions, please email us some photos so we can verify your location will work.

Wooden sheds are far superior than metal or vinyl sheds. Metal and vinyl sheds are prone to damage and can be damaged due to high winds or a heavy wet snow fall. Sheds that are made of wood are far heavier and stronger so that they can withstand the elements and wind.

Deliveries over 2.5 hours based on Google Maps from Dundas, Ontario,  $50 surcharge.
Deliveries over 3 hours based on Google Maps from Dundas, Ontario, $100 surcharge.

Acton +$130

Ajax +$155

Alliston +$180

Ancaster +$80

Angus +$180

Arthur +$155

Aurora +$155

Ayr +$100

Barrie +$175

Beamsville +$100

Belleville +$320

Binbrook +$90

Blue Mountains +$250

Bobcaygeon +$280

Bolton +$140

Bowmanville +$190

Bracebridge +$260

Bradford +$170

Brampton +$100

Brantford +$85

Burks Falls +$325

Burlington +$80

Caledon +$125

Caledonia +$110

Cambridge +$100

Cayuga +$130

Chatham +$280

Coburg +$250

Collingwood +$230

Craighurst +$200

Delhi +$155

Dundas +$60

Dunnville +$170

Fergus +$130

Fonthill +$150

Fort Erie +$180

Georgetown +$115

Georgina +$190

Goderich +$275

Gravenhurst +$240

Grand Bend +$275

Grimsby +$100

Guelph +$110

Hagersville +$130

Haliburton – Dorset +$325

Haliburton – Kinmount +$290

Haliburton – Minden +$310

Haliburton – Tory Hill – +$360

Haliburton – Town of – +$320

Hamilton +$80

Hanover +$240

Huntsville +$300

Ingersol +$140

Innisfil +$175

Kawartha Lakes +$280

Kincardine +$290

Kitchener +$110

Lindsay +$240

Listowel +$180

London +$160

Madoc +$325

Markham +$145

Midland +$220

Milton +$90

Mississauga +$100

Mount Forest +$180

New Hamburg +$165

Newmarket +$170

Niagara Falls +$130

Niagara On The Lake +$130

Nobelton +$140

Oakville +$90

Orangeville +$145

Orillia +$200

Oro-Medonte +$190

Oshawa +$175

Owen Sound +$300

Paris +$90

Parry Sound +$290

Peterborough +$265

Pickering +$145

Port Colborne +$160

Port Dover +$160

Richmond Hill +$135

Sarnia +$300

Sauble Beach +$320

Shelbourne +$165

Simcoe +$150

Southampton +$310

St. Jacobs +$140

St Thomas +$180

St. Catharines +$120

Smithville +$105

Stoney Creek +$80

Stratford +$185

Strathroy +$185

Tillsonburg +$160

Tiny +$225

Toronto East (DVP) +$130

Toronto West (DVP) +$120

Trenton +$300

Turkey Point +$170

Uxbridge +$200

Vaughan +$135

Walkerton +$250

Wasaga Beach +$210

Washago +$225

Waterdown +$80

Waterloo +$120

Welland +$160

Whitby +$165

Windsor +$310

Wingham +$190

Woodbridge +$130

Woodstock +$125

Deliveries over 2.5 hours based on Google Maps from Dundas, Ontario,  $50 surcharge.
Deliveries over 3 hours based on Google Maps from Dundas, Ontario, $100 surcharge.

 

All of our sheds include a three (3) year structural guarantee. The guarantee covers all of the structural components of the shed such as doors, hinges, and the general framing and construction of the shed. The warranty does not cover rot as this would happen as a result of not caulking or painting the structure correctly.

The siding of our sheds is an all wood manufactured product by Louisiana Products called Smart Panel. It is designed for use on exterior buildings and has a faux board and baton finish. It is one of the best wooden products in the outdoor accessory building industry. It comes treated with rot and termite protection and is factory pre-primed.

smartpanel

If applicable, all plants, trees and vegetation should be cut to ground level. Any underground sprinkler systems and any electrical wiring must be removed from underneath where the shed is being built before the installation. Grass does not need to be removed but must be cut down. If you have more than an 8” slope where you’d like the shed built and if you have any concerns at all with the path to where your shed is being installed or with the area it is being built, please email us a few photos and we can provide a visual assessment for you.

For Do It Yourself Shed Kit deliveries you will need to email us at shedinaday@msn.com or call us at 905-592-2040 in the afternoon of the business day before your scheduled date to determine your delivery ETA. Your shed will be delivered by one driver and will be unloaded neatly at the top of your driveway.

Our sheds are loaded and affected by several variables which ultimately determine what time in the day your shed will arrive. If your install is first for the day, the installers should arrive around 7AM-8:30AM. If your install is second for the day, depending on the traffic and other unpredictable travel variables, the installers should arrive around 10AM-1PM to begin the installation. If you would like to know whether your install will be first or second for your scheduled date, you will need to email us at shedinaday@msn.com or call us at 905-592-2040 in the afternoon of the business day before your installation.

You will only need some simple tools to get the job done: a hammer, a level, a shovel, a red Robertson screwdriver, a drill and a measuring tape. We supply the screws and nails required for a DIY Shed Kit but you will need to supply the roof nails. If you have a concrete pad, you will need to supply the Tapcon screws. Lastly, if you do not purchase precut shingles, drip edge, a roof vent or blocks and gravel from us you will need to supply these.

Depending on the slope of the area you’d like the shed built there will be a slight gap between the ground and 2”x6” pressure treated base frame of the shed. The larger the slope the more of a gap there will be where it slopes downwards. We offer a fence lattice skirt construction upgrade which covers any gap between the base frame and ground.