Frequently Asked Question

Questions

  1. How do I place an order for my shed?
  2. When do I pay for my shed?
  3. Are there any additional costs for the shed being constructed on my property?
  4. How long does it take to construct my shed?
  5. Do I need to be home while my shed is being built?
  6. Do you obtain necessary permits?
  7. What type of warranty do you offer?
  8. How far do you go to build a shed?
  9. Why should I buy from Carolina Yard Barns, LLC?
  10. What payment forms do you accept?
  11. What do I need to do to prepare my site for shed construction?
  12. Why should I purchase from Carolina Yard Barns vs a home improvement retail store?
  13. I have been told that if I purchase a building all ready assembled and have it delivered to my yard that I do not need a building permit. Is this true?
  14. Do you need to come and see my yard before the shed is built?
  15. I found a picture of a shed on the internet that I want built but I can’t find anything like it on your site, can you build something similar?
  16. Are your builders insured?
  17. I found a storage building cheaper on the internet, what is the difference?

 

How do I place an order for my shed?

Give us a call at 919-365-5555 and we will take your order over the phone or send us an email at sales@carolinayardbarns.com and a sales representative will give you a call within 1 business to confirm your order and to put you on the schedule.

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When do I pay for my shed?

At Carolina Yard Barns we do not require a down payment on most sheds. Some of the larger custom sheds do require a small down payment. We do expect to be paid for the shed upon completion. We accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard and have financing available.

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Are there any additional costs for the shed being constructed on my property?

Absolutely not! At Carolina Yard Barns we believe ALL sheds should be custom built on the homeowners site to preserve the structural integrity of the building. All of our pricing includes us coming out and building it on YOUR site.

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How long does it take to construct my shed?

Generally, most of our standard sheds can be constructed in one day. If you are purchasing a Hardi Plank shed or a shed that is 12′ wide or larger please allow 2-3 days for construction.

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Do I need to be home while my shed is being built?

No. It is generally not necessary for you to be at home when the shed is constructed. We do ask that if you are not going to be home when the shed is constructed that you mark where you want the building placed and mark where you want the doors located. All of our schedule dates are tentative so we ask that you not take time off from work. We strive very hard to meet all schedule dates but sometimes weather and site conditions prevent us from hitting this target.

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Do you obtain necessary permits?

It is the customers responsibility to obtain all necessary Homeowners Association approval and to check with their local Building Department to see if a building permit is required. If a building permit is required please contact us and we will provide you with the schematics for the building permit. If the Building Department requires stamped drawings there may be a delay in getting the engineer’s stamp and there may be additional costs to cover the engineers costs. If you choose to have a building built without a permit the customer assumes all responsibility. It is the customers responsibility to call in all final inspections, if a customer would like us to call in the final inspection please call the office and let us know the building permit number and contact information. A copy of the building permit will need to be left outside on the building for the inspector to sign off on.¬†Sometimes buildings cannot be built in a location that the customer would like it built due to setback requirements, easements, impervious surface issues and many other issues. Click here for more information on building permits in Wake County.

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What type of warranty do you offer?

Carolina Yard Barns come standard with a 5 year top to bottom warranty.

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How far do you go to build a shed?

We generally cover the entire Triangle area to the coast. Delivery is FREE to the Triangle area as well as FREE delivery to Fayetteville, Sanford, Raleigh, Durham, Wilson, Rocky Mount, and Smithfield.

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Why should I buy from Carolina Yard Barns, LLC?

Carolina Yard Barns, LLC is a small family owned company. We strive to put customer service and satisfaction as our top priorities while still building a superior product. All of our sheds are completely stick build, these are not prefabricated kits. You will be able to see every piece of high quality material that goes into your shed. All sheds come standard with a 5 year top to bottom warranty. We also require no down payment on most sheds. When purchasing from Carolina Yard Barns you have a good chance of having the owner himself come out and build your shed, this will not occur with most other companies. Rob has been building sheds in the Raleigh area for well over 12 years. We have many satisfied customers and would like to add you to our growing list of satisfied customers. We would be more than happy to provide you with references.

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What payment forms do you accept?

Payment can be made by cash, check, Discover, Master Card or Visa. We also have financing options available through Wells Fargo.

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What do I need to do to prepare my site for shed construction?

Generally you will not need to do much to prepare your site. We will provide free leveling up to 6 inches, there will be a nominal charge for yards more than 12 inches out of level. We do need at least 2 ft of clearance all the way around your shed. If you are not going to be home when your shed is constructed please place 4 stakes at the 4 corners where you want your shed and a 5th stake where you would like the center of the door opening. We also need to have an electrical outlet available within 150ft of construction. If there is not an outlet available we will need to bring a generator and there will be an additional charge for generator rental.

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Why should I purchase from Carolina Yard Barns vs a home improvement retail store?

By purchasing from Carolina Yard Barns vs a retail store you will be cutting out the middle man and getting a high quality building at a lower cost. Another big comparison is that we use more wood in our storage buildings than the large chain stores. All of our floor systems are comprised of 12″ on center framing, many of the national chains use larger spacing between their floor joists. We also provide a 3/4″ plywood floor vs a smaller 5/8″ floor provided by most larger chain stores. We also provide 16″ on center wall framing in ALL of our buildings, the national chain stores typically use less wood and space the wall studs to 24″ on center. We also provide a ventilation package that many chain stores want you to purchase separately.

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I have been told that if I purchase a building all ready assembled and have it delivered to my yard that I do not need a building permit. Is this true?

We have called and asked many building permit departments throughout the state about this. Carolina Yard Barns has been told by all that we have contacted that even if you bring a building to your home all ready assembled if it is larger than 12 x 12 you are still required to have a building permit. Many of these companies that deliver buildings to your yard build them as quickly and cheaply as possible and they usually do not meet NC Building codes. We have heard stories where people have purchased a building and then found out they needed a building permit and the company they purchased it from could not provide them with schematics.
At Carolina Yard Barns we encourage you to call your local building permit department and find out what the requirements are for a storage building. We will then work with you and provide you with building schematics to obtain your building permit.

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Do you need to come and see my yard before the shed is built?

In most cases it is not necessary to see the yard ahead of time, but we are always more than happy to come out and survey the site where the shed will be placed. We provide this service FREE of charge for our customers once a shed order has been placed if they are concerned about their site. If we come out we will measure the area that your are considering putting the building and then check to see how level the site is and discuss with the homeowner what would need to be done to level the building.

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I found a picture of a shed on the internet that I want built but I can’t find anything like it on your site, can you build something similar?

Most definitely! We do a lot of custom buildings. Find us a picture of what you want and we will get you an estimate on construction costs.

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Are your builders insured?

Definitely! We keep on file a copy of our builders General Liability and Workers Compensation policies and check to make sure that they are kept current.

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I found a storage building cheaper on the internet, what is the difference?

Carolina Yard Barns routinely finds cheap imitations on the internet. We can assure you that Carolina Yard Barns uses the highest quality materials available. Some of these cheap imitations use second quality lumber and siding. They also usually have inadequate floor systems with just 16 inch on center floor framing whereas CYB uses 12 inch on center floor framing for a very sturdy floor system. The wall framing on most of these cheap imitations is usually 24 inch on center framing and Carolina Yard Barns only uses 16 inch on center wall framing. 16 inch on center wall framing is required to keep a valid warranty on LP SmartSide. Another big difference is the hinges used on our buildings. We purchase a hinge that is specifically created for us to make for a stronger door, strap hinges generally will not hold enough weight to stand up to the test of time. We offer a 5 year top to bottom warranty on all of our sheds, ask anybody offering a cheaper building what type of warranty is available and how long they have been building storage buildings. Rob has been building storage buildings for over 12 years in the Triangle area. If you are considering getting one of these cheap buildings ask for a copy of their workers compensation insurance, most companies like this do not carry insurance.

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