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CONSIDERATIONS FACTS AND TIPS

Shed Considerations facts and Tips

Some things to think about if your thinking about getting a shed

Thank you for considering Shedcrazy.com for your

Shed needs. We hope you find this page helpful as you go through the shed buying process. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

We have put together this informational page by reflecting on our 45 plus years experience in the shed and garage industry. (About us page) Please take the time to study the contents as it may assist you in avoiding problems and expense.

Prior to purchasing a building, we recommend checking with your local government agencies as well any home Owners Association that may regulate sheds, garages and buildings.

This is truly the first step.

PERMITS

Sussex County DE requires a permit for ALL sheds. This can be accomplished by visiting Sussex County Planning and Zoning.

 #2 The Circle Georgetown DE 19947.  P-302-855-7878. Typically, Sussex County setbacks are typically 5ft from the rear and side property lines, but setbacks can vary so be sure to check it out. https://sussexcountyde.gov/sites/default/files/PDFs/Zoning%20Brochure-Web%20View.pdf

 Shed crazy can get a Sussex County Delaware permit for you, after you order, for $75.00.

 

New Castle County DE As of 1/1/2019 requires a permit if over 200 Sq.ft.

Typically, New Castle County setbacks are 3 ft. From rear and sides but these can vary.

You may contact them directly at: https://nccde.org/

87 Reads Way New Castle DE 19720

(302) 395-5555

 NCCDE.ORG

 

Kent County DE requires a permit for any shed 101sq. floor ft. or larger.

You may contact them directly at:

555 Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901

(302) 744-2451-2452

 https://www.co.kent.de.us/media/804457/2012site-built-sheds2.pdf    

Email:  Inspections@co.kent.de.us 

 

The Town of Lewes Delaware requires a permit IN ADDITION TO the Sussex County Delaware permit. Get the Lewes permit first, take that with you when getting the Sussex County permit. The Town of Lewes charges 1% of the total cost of the project. The town of Lewes will perform the final inspection. You may contact them directly at: (302) 645-7777

114 East 3rd St. P.O. Box 227 Lewes DE 19958

 https://www.ci.lewes.de.us/

 

The Town of Milford Delaware requires a permit IN ADDITION TO the Sussex County Delaware permit.

You may contact them directly at (302)424-8396.

180 Vickers Drive Milford, DE 19963.

Get the Milford permit first, take that with you when getting the Sussex County permit. The Town of Milford will perform the final inspection. For the Milford shed permit application go to: https://www.cityofmilford.com/DocumentCenter/View/540/Misc—Shed?bidId=

 

Some municipalities / HOA’s require shed anchors. We do offer shed anchor services.

Shed placement & site preparation

WE DO NOT RECOMMEND PLACING ANY SHED ON BLOCKS

Every Building needs a good foundation!

*IMPORTANT*

Sheds placed on blocks over time will cause the shed to settle indifferently on each block. The shed will rack and twist resulting in doors that do not work properly. The portion of the floor between the blocks with no support could sag and void the warranty.

 

Evenly distributing the weight of the building over the entirety of a square and level properly installed stone or concrete pad is the way to go.

Shed Crazy does provide both stone shed pad and concrete shed pad installation services.

If you are considering us to install your shed pad in Sussex County Delaware, we insist on a free local site check to discuss all options.

 

For other delivery locations we can review your location by sending us pictures / video and discussing all options on the phone.

*Our drivers are unable to carry block to level your new building*

 *Important*

It is customer responsibility to determine

shed pad and or shed placement.

We highly recommend the property owner be present for the shed pad / shed placement.  It is VERY important to know where the property lines are located and any required property line setbacks prior to installation. Shed pads and sheds are difficult to relocate after the fact so getting it right the first time is crucial. Please refer to your plot plan or survey. If you can’t find your plot plan / survey in your property settlement paperwork contact the settlement attorney directly.

 

Septic System & Irrigation system

If you have one, know where it is! Sheds placed on any part of a septic system will eventually have to be moved.

It is the customers responsibility to contact your areas Miss Utility service in advance of any sitework to locate and mark any underground utilities. This is a free and useful service.

Our stone shed pads have a treated 4×6 perimeter that is secured with ½ inch steel re-bar spiked into the ground. Shed crazy is not responsible for damage to any underground service or utility.

Installing your own shed pad

*The shed pad must be square and level*

*Our drivers are unable to carry block to level your new building*

 

Shed pads that are not square and level may not look bad before the shed is installed, but once the shed is delivered an unsquared /unlevel pad may really show.

Shed pads that are not level will cause the building to “rack” or twist to meet the unleveled pad causing the doors to be misaligned and not work properly.

We provide a shed skid placement chart on our website (link)

This chart will give exact measurements on the placement of the 4×4 skids that will be under and part of your building.

PLEASE CALL US If you choose to install your own shed pad please call us if you have any questions. We want your project to turn out great.

Home Owners Association

Many HOA’S have shed guidelines written into the association documents.  These requirements vary from Neighborhood to neighborhood so be sure to check with your HOA to avoid problems down the road.

Shed crazy can assist you in meeting your HOA requirements.

We can build your shed to match your house!

Vinyl siding

Many home owners associations require the siding of the shed match the house. For vinyl sheds, if our stock siding is not close enough to satisfy the HOA we can provide a custom quote to order and install the same siding as your house. We will need the siding manufacturer name, color name and lap description. We also need to know if your house has white vinyl corner posts or are the corner posts the same color as the siding?

Roofing

Please provide the Manufacturer name and color name. We will provide a free quote to order and install that roofing product.

Shed crazy also has metal roofing options available in a wide variety of colors.

PAINTED  SHEDS

We use top quality Sherwin Williams paint on all our sheds and buildings. You can have your shed custom matched by simply providing the Sherwin Williams color name and code number.

You can also visit a Sherwin Williams location to select your awesome custom colors.

For customers in Sussex County Delaware, as part of the free site check, we can use our Sherwin Williams color scan tool and scan your home to match the color as close as possible.

 Custom colors add $100.00 per custom color.

Your new shed Delivery Day!

The most economical way to purchase a shed is to have it delivered in one piece, completely finished, by a one-person delivery driver / shed installer. Our shed mule leaves the truck and trailer out in the street and rolls the shed on wheels from the street onto the property and to the prepared shed spot whatever that may be.

  Watch a video of the “shed mule” in action (link)

Delivery space

Our driver must have enough space to roll your new shed from the street, making all necessary turns, to arrive at your prepared shed spot (delivery video link). Think about fencing, bushes, overhangs, soffits, eves, carports, wires, ditches etc. The shed mule cannot lift the shed like forklift, up and over, it must roll over the ground from the street to the shed’s final location.

How it works

We unload your shed on the street or in your driveway.

We unload the Mule.

We place the Mule at one end of the shed and we put flotation tires under the other end of your shed.

We then drive the Mule and shed around your yard and right into your prepared spot.

Delivery to Location Includes:

Delivery with hauling permits and escorts as needed

Placement of structure with Specialized Mule Machine

 *IMPORTANT*

Rubber Mats can be brought with the delivery driver by special request

and placed on lawn to further minimize lawn disturbance for an

additional $300

The size building I want won’t fit for standard delivery!

 

Build on Site

Shed crazy does build on site if necessary. This service adds a build on site fee of 30% of the cost of the building.

FREE site check

Shed crazy offers a free site check to locations in Sussex County Delaware.

For other delivery locations we can review your location by sending us pictures / video and discussing all options on the phone.

Please feel free to inquire about this service.

 

Delivery failure

Should we be unable to deliver your new shed due to no fault of Shed crazy, additional delivery charges may apply.

We haul away old sheds!

We need to determine if the shed is roadworthy and can be hauled in one piece on the shed trailer like a new shed or must it be torn down and hauled away in pieces.

We require pictures of all sides and the interior with 3 measurements including width, depth and height. Email several pictures to:

 shedcrazysales@gmail.com

We price old shed removal on an individual basis.

 

Miscellaneous

 We do not recommend removing the 4×4 skids or sealing off the space they create as this space is necessary for proper ventilation to avoid moisture condensation under the building. We offer critter guard as part of your shed installation if you are concerned about critters.

We hope you find this information useful as you move through your shed project.

It is our goal to provide quality products with quality pricing combined with quality service to achieve quality results.

 

Shed Considerations facts and Tips

Some things to think about if your thinking about getting a shed

Thank you for considering Shedcrazy.com for your

Shed needs. We hope you find this page helpful as you go through the shed buying process. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

We have put together this informational page by reflecting on our 45 plus years experience in the shed and garage industry. (About us page) Please take the time to study the contents as it may assist you in avoiding problems and expense.

Prior to purchasing a building, we recommend checking with your local government agencies as well any home Owners Association that may regulate sheds, garages and buildings.

This is truly the first step.

PERMITS

Sussex County DE requires a permit for ALL sheds. This can be accomplished by visiting Sussex County Planning and Zoning.

 #2 The Circle Georgetown DE 19947.  P-302-855-7878. Typically, Sussex County setbacks are typically 5ft from the rear and side property lines, but setbacks can vary so be sure to check it out. https://sussexcountyde.gov/sites/default/files/PDFs/Zoning%20Brochure-Web%20View.pdf

 Shed crazy can get a Sussex County Delaware permit for you, after you order, for $75.00.

 

New Castle County DE As of 1/1/2019 requires a permit if over 200 Sq.ft.

Typically, New Castle County setbacks are 3 ft. From rear and sides but these can vary.

You may contact them directly at: https://nccde.org/

87 Reads Way New Castle DE 19720

(302) 395-5555

 NCCDE.ORG

 

Kent County DE requires a permit for any shed 101sq. floor ft. or larger.

You may contact them directly at:

555 Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901

(302) 744-2451-2452

 https://www.co.kent.de.us/media/804457/2012site-built-sheds2.pdf    

Email:  Inspections@co.kent.de.us 

 

The Town of Lewes Delaware requires a permit IN ADDITION TO the Sussex County Delaware permit. Get the Lewes permit first, take that with you when getting the Sussex County permit. The Town of Lewes charges 1% of the total cost of the project. The town of Lewes will perform the final inspection. You may contact them directly at: (302) 645-7777

114 East 3rd St. P.O. Box 227 Lewes DE 19958

 https://www.ci.lewes.de.us/

 

The Town of Milford Delaware requires a permit IN ADDITION TO the Sussex County Delaware permit.

You may contact them directly at (302)424-8396.

180 Vickers Drive Milford, DE 19963.

Get the Milford permit first, take that with you when getting the Sussex County permit. The Town of Milford will perform the final inspection. For the Milford shed permit application go to: https://www.cityofmilford.com/DocumentCenter/View/540/Misc—Shed?bidId=

 

Some municipalities / HOA’s require shed anchors. We do offer shed anchor services.

Shed placement & site preparation

WE DO NOT RECOMMEND PLACING ANY SHED ON BLOCKS

Every Building needs a good foundation!

*IMPORTANT*

Sheds placed on blocks over time will cause the shed to settle indifferently on each block. The shed will rack and twist resulting in doors that do not work properly. The portion of the floor between the blocks with no support could sag and void the warranty.

 

Evenly distributing the weight of the building over the entirety of a square and level properly installed stone or concrete pad is the way to go.

Shed Crazy does provide both stone shed pad and concrete shed pad installation services.

If you are considering us to install your shed pad in Sussex County Delaware, we insist on a free local site check to discuss all options.

 

For other delivery locations we can review your location by sending us pictures / video and discussing all options on the phone.

*Our drivers are unable to carry block to level your new building*

 *Important*

It is customer responsibility to determine

shed pad and or shed placement.

We highly recommend the property owner be present for the shed pad / shed placement.  It is VERY important to know where the property lines are located and any required property line setbacks prior to installation. Shed pads and sheds are difficult to relocate after the fact so getting it right the first time is crucial. Please refer to your plot plan or survey. If you can’t find your plot plan / survey in your property settlement paperwork contact the settlement attorney directly.

 

Septic System & Irrigation system

If you have one, know where it is! Sheds placed on any part of a septic system will eventually have to be moved.

It is the customers responsibility to contact your areas Miss Utility service in advance of any sitework to locate and mark any underground utilities. This is a free and useful service.

Our stone shed pads have a treated 4×6 perimeter that is secured with ½ inch steel re-bar spiked into the ground. Shed crazy is not responsible for damage to any underground service or utility.

Installing your own shed pad

*The shed pad must be square and level*

*Our drivers are unable to carry block to level your new building*

 

Shed pads that are not square and level may not look bad before the shed is installed, but once the shed is delivered an unsquared /unlevel pad may really show.

Shed pads that are not level will cause the building to “rack” or twist to meet the unleveled pad causing the doors to be misaligned and not work properly.

We provide a shed skid placement chart on our website (link)

This chart will give exact measurements on the placement of the 4×4 skids that will be under and part of your building.

PLEASE CALL US If you choose to install your own shed pad please call us if you have any questions. We want your project to turn out great.

Home Owners Association

Many HOA’S have shed guidelines written into the association documents.  These requirements vary from Neighborhood to neighborhood so be sure to check with your HOA to avoid problems down the road.

Shed crazy can assist you in meeting your HOA requirements.

We can build your shed to match your house!

Vinyl siding

Many home owners associations require the siding of the shed match the house. For vinyl sheds, if our stock siding is not close enough to satisfy the HOA we can provide a custom quote to order and install the same siding as your house. We will need the siding manufacturer name, color name and lap description. We also need to know if your house has white vinyl corner posts or are the corner posts the same color as the siding?

Roofing

Please provide the Manufacturer name and color name. We will provide a free quote to order and install that roofing product.

Shed crazy also has metal roofing options available in a wide variety of colors.

PAINTED  SHEDS

We use top quality Sherwin Williams paint on all our sheds and buildings. You can have your shed custom matched by simply providing the Sherwin Williams color name and code number.

You can also visit a Sherwin Williams location to select your awesome custom colors.

For customers in Sussex County Delaware, as part of the free site check, we can use our Sherwin Williams color scan tool and scan your home to match the color as close as possible.

 Custom colors add $100.00 per custom color.

Your new shed Delivery Day!

The most economical way to purchase a shed is to have it delivered in one piece, completely finished, by a one-person delivery driver / shed installer. Our shed mule leaves the truck and trailer out in the street and rolls the shed on wheels from the street onto the property and to the prepared shed spot whatever that may be.

  Watch a video of the “shed mule” in action (link)

Delivery space

Our driver must have enough space to roll your new shed from the street, making all necessary turns, to arrive at your prepared shed spot (delivery video link). Think about fencing, bushes, overhangs, soffits, eves, carports, wires, ditches etc. The shed mule cannot lift the shed like forklift, up and over, it must roll over the ground from the street to the shed’s final location.

How it works

We unload your shed on the street or in your driveway.

We unload the Mule.

We place the Mule at one end of the shed and we put flotation tires under the other end of your shed.

We then drive the Mule and shed around your yard and right into your prepared spot.

Delivery to Location Includes:

Delivery with hauling permits and escorts as needed

Placement of structure with Specialized Mule Machine

 *IMPORTANT*

Rubber Mats can be brought with the delivery driver by special request

and placed on lawn to further minimize lawn disturbance for an

additional $300

The size building I want won’t fit for standard delivery!

 

Build on Site

Shed crazy does build on site if necessary. This service adds a build on site fee of 30% of the cost of the building.

FREE site check

Shed crazy offers a free site check to locations in Sussex County Delaware.

For other delivery locations we can review your location by sending us pictures / video and discussing all options on the phone.

Please feel free to inquire about this service.

 

Delivery failure

Should we be unable to deliver your new shed due to no fault of Shed crazy, additional delivery charges may apply.

We haul away old sheds!

We need to determine if the shed is roadworthy and can be hauled in one piece on the shed trailer like a new shed or must it be torn down and hauled away in pieces.

We require pictures of all sides and the interior with 3 measurements including width, depth and height. Email several pictures to:

 shedcrazysales@gmail.com

We price old shed removal on an individual basis.

 

Miscellaneous

 We do not recommend removing the 4×4 skids or sealing off the space they create as this space is necessary for proper ventilation to avoid moisture condensation under the building. We offer critter guard as part of your shed installation if you are concerned about critters.

We hope you find this information useful as you move through your shed project.

It is our goal to provide quality products with quality pricing combined with quality service to achieve quality results.