Preparing A Path for Your Shed Delivery
When you purchase a storage shed, make sure you find out the widest measurement of your building. Not accounting for the extra width of roof overhangs is one of the most common problems in shed delivery. Before your shed comes it is a great idea to get a tape measure and take a walk along your shed delivery path, visualizing the shed moving along the route.
Ask your shed builder how high off the ground your shed’s roof peak will be during delivery. Remember your shed will likely either be on a trailer or hauled by a Shed Mule. This gives it extra height. Make sure that there are no low-hanging tree branches or wires that could get hinder your shed’s delivery path. While your shed delivery guy might be really good at moving storage buildings, chances are he will not be an expert lumberjack or electrician. Make it easy for yourself by looking up before your shed arrives.
Shed delivery doesn’t require a paved driveway; we can usually maneuver over rough ground. However, we won’t be able to deliver your shed through a muddy bog, over large logs, or through a path of old rusty nails. Do yourself and your shed company a service by providing a clean, clear path to your shed pad.
Look All Around
As we mentioned, not allowing enough width through gates, between trees, or between buildings is one of the most common delivery problems. Be sure to measure the width of any potential tight spaces. We recommend an additional 2’ of space beyond the widest point of the shed. If the path is straight, a good driver can squeeze a shed through spaces with less than 2’ of buffer space. But most delivery guys would prefer not to have to do that. Save yourself and them some stress by planning ahead.
Shed Delivery and Placement
Your shed will likely be delivered on a flatbed truck or trailer. When the driver arrives at your location he will likely use one of the following methods to place your shed.
Tilt Bed or Trailer
If your shed pad is very easy to access, your driver may be able to back the shed right up to the pad and unload it with a truck bed or trailer that has a lift.