Frequently Asked Questions
When you buy a shed from Redi Bilt, we endeavor to provide you with the information you need to accomplish your goal. Whether you've bought a kit and things are not going the way you planned, or you just want to get some information before buying your shed, you should find most of your questions answered here. If not, please give us a call and we will be more than happy to answer your questions the best we can.
Frequently asked questions
What sizes do you build?
Our sheds are normally built in 2 foot increments from a 6x8 on up, but we can build most any size to fit your needs. We generally build up to 200 sq ft or smaller. But you are more than welcome to call us with your request and we'll let you know what we can do.
Do I need a permit?
Most cities now allow you to build a building up to 200 sq ft. Some cities requires permits no matter the size. Usually you can go the city website and search the code rules for "accessory structure", or just call them. (NOTE: IT IS THE HOMEOWNERS RESPONSIBILITY TO CLARIFY ANY CODE QUESTIONS WITH THEIR CITY!)
Do your sheds come with a warranty?
If we built your shed, we guarantee the craftsmanship of that shed. Our builders do their best to build each shed the best they can. If you feel there is a problem with your shed, please give us a call. We do not guarantee any KITS. The shed material is guaranteed to the extent of the materials manufacture.
We expect you to use some common sense. If the wood weathers and rots because you didn't paint or stain it, whose fault is it? If you had a concrete pad poured wrong and now water comes in or the doors don't work the way they should, who's responsible? If you didn't bother checking city codes and now you have to move your shed from your fence, was that our fault? Use some common sense before, during, and after the shed is built and you shouldn't have to worry about any warranty issues.
Do I need to do anything to prepare the site?
Your site will need to be within 6" to 8" of being level. Many people put the shed right on the ground which may cause your shed to sink and become unlevel over time. I suggest preparing a base of some kind to give your shed good support. I think that the best compromise between a good base and not too much work is using landscape fabric and decorative rock (like around your house). Another good option is to buy patio stones. The best possible base is concrete (which is required by some cities), but rises costs significantly. If no leveling material is provided, we will use whatever material we have to do the job.
Should I paint or stain my shed?
Quite frankly, we don't know and don't care, but both are effective. It really depends on what type of look you are trying to get from you shed. Plus, we are carpenters, not painters. A painter will have a much better opinion than us.
Do you build custom sheds?
Heck yes! Just about every shed we do has some sort of customization! We have many different options to choose from to modify our existing models, or build from scratch a specific design. We can build just about anything.
Should i get a kit or have you build it?
This really is a personal question you must answer yourself. Our kits are not difficult to assemble, you don't need to be a master carpenter. But they do require some basic carpentry skills, some tools, ability to read instructions, and common sense. If you lack any of these, you may want us to build it for you.
What comes with your kit?
Redi-Bilt kits come with everything you need but paint, and one person can manage every peice. All floor, siding and roof plywood is pre-cut. The walls are pre-framed. The roof is pre-framed and comes in two halves. The corner trim is pre-cut, the doors are pre-assembled and ready to hang. All nails, hardware, shingles, and delivery (within metro area), are included in the kit.
What tools do i need to build a kit?
KITS are fairly easy to assemble. Most pieces are pre-cut or pre-framed together. You will need a hammer, handsaw, ladder, drill, and level. Any extra power tools you may have, such as a SKIL SAW, air nailers, will help you and make your job much easier, and honestly more fun.
My KIT isn't going as planned. What do i do?
There are 3 very important things you can do to make sure you have success in putting up your KIT and answering any questions you may have.
Before starting, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS.
While putting the KIT together, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS.
If you run into a problem or have a question, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS.
If all else fails, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS, then give us a call. We've had people, who you'd never think be able to put a kit together, not have any problems or call once. If they can do it, I know you can too!