FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Do I need a permit for a shed?
The answer to that question depends on where you live, as each community has different requirements. Call your local building inspector for more information. Below are some municipal telephone numbers you may find helpful.

Barnstable (Town of)(508) 862-4038
Falmouth(508) 495-7470
Mashpee(508) 539-1400 x 556
Sandwich(508) 888-4200

Will someone check my yard to help determine what size shed can be accommodated?
Yes. After you've reviewed shed size and style options, but before the final order is placed, we'll come to your home and look at your site.

You tell us what you want to achieve, including placement and orientation, and we'll confirm that this is possible. This step ensures that there aren't any unwelcome surprises when your building is delivered.

After placing a shed order, how long do I have to wait for my building to arrive?
If you select one of the many buildings we have on our lot, delivery can usually be arranged in 4 to 5 business days. For sheds that are customer built to your specifications and painted your choosen colors, please allow 4 weeks. Sometimes buildings are available sooner, but this is a good rule of thumb.

Does my shed come painted?
Yes, the building's walls, trim and doors are all painted when we deliver your shed.

Can I get custom paint colors?
Yes, we're happy to paint your shed whatever color you like. If you provide the paint manufacturer's name and color number we'll contact a local paint retailer, have the formula mixed and paint your shed the custom shade.

Can I get the doors moved to the end of the shed?
Yes, doors and windows can be placed anywhere you'd like them. Custom placement is often helpful if you have specific views you'd like to capture or avoid. Likewise, doors can be moved to either end make access easier for your individual site.

In most cases you can also add doors and/or windows. Just tell us what you'd like and we'll help figure out the best way to achieve your goals.

Do you provide blocks to level the building?
Yes, we do and these are included in the price. Our job is to deliver and set up your building so it's completely ready to use. To that end, we also include a sturdy ramp with your installation so you can drive mowers, bicycles and other items into your shed immediately. (Most shed suppliers charge extra - up to $150 - for a ramp.)

Is delivery included in the price of the building?
Absolutely! The price you are quoted includes everything you'll need to enjoy your new building on your lot. The complete building, custom paint, any special options you've chosen, delivery, set up, leveling, and an access ramp are all included in one price. There are no nickel and dime additional charges.

Do you deliver off Cape Cod?
Yes, arrangements can be made for off Cape shed deliveries. For deliveries in areas beyond Cape Cod we charge mileage from the Bourne Bridge. Stop by or call us for specifics.

Do I have to pay in full before delivery?
No, typically we collect 25-30% of the shed cost when your order is placed. This secures the building in your name. The remaining payment is due when your shed is delivered, placed on your lot, leveled and ramped to your satisfaction.

I don't want a truck driving on my lawn. Can this be avoided?
Yes, it can. When a shed is to be situated on the end or side of a driveway the delivery truck doesn't need to drive on the grass. However, if you would like your shed placed in a grassy spot we can do one of two things to safeguard your lawn: 1) we can use rollers to move the building, or 2) we can used a motorized "shed mover", a specialized piece of equipment designed just for this purpose. Either way your grass sustains minimal impact.

Do you provide financing options?
Yes, we have a layaway program that allows you to pay for your building over time. When you're ready to make your final payment, we'll deliver and set up your shed. Then the last payment is collect.

We also offer up to 6 months financing with no interest. Ask about this when you stop by.

And of course, we also accept credit cards, which allow you to finance through Visa, MasterCard or Discover.

Other questions? Feel free to call us at 508-477-6888.

620 Route 28, Mashpee, MA 02649 • Phone: (508) 477-6888
1 Katie Marie Drive, Bourne, MA 02532 • Phone: (508) 759-4888
Email: info@theshedplace.com

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