Frequently asked questions

Deliveries & Site Prep

What is the clearance required for deliveries?


Allow 2 feet wider than the building and up to 14 feet height clearance for sheds. Also ensure the ground is leveled within 30" for sheds and no obstructions exist at the locaiton prior to delivery. Property must be leveled within 3"-4" for steel structures.




Is site prep included in the price?


No. Site preparation must be completed by the customer. However, we partner closely with experienced contractors who can perform any site prep within the delivery radius. We are happy to recommend their services or include in the cost of your purchase.




Is there an extra fee to deliver and install?


No. If your delivery is located within a 50 mile radius of our lot, there is no charge for delivery and installation.




Are sheds blocked and anchored?


Sheds delivered by 5 Star Portable Buildings are blocked with solid cap 4x8x16 concrete blocks and anchored with 36" mobile home anchors according to local requirements. Your shed will never sit on the ground to weather and rot!





Permits & Plans

Do you pull permits?


No. Homeowners are responsible for the permitting process. We are happy to guide you through the process and provide you contact information for local municipalities. A permit packet is available for customers who need assistance navigating the permit process.




Are permits required for steel buildings?


Ask us how to get a steel building installed without first pulling a permit by signing a Florida Building Code Responsibility Waiver. This option allows for faster installations in as little as 2 weeks in most cases.




Is there a charge for engineering plans?


Standard engineering plans are provided at no charge for sheds and steel structures. If you buy a product that requires the Florida Building Code Responsibility Waiver, there is a charge for plans.




Are the buildings certified for Florida Building Code requirements?


Yes. Every shed and steel building is certified to meet Florida Building Code requirements for outdoor products.





Lead Times

What is the lead time for a customized building?


Lead times for custom sheds is approximately 5-10 business days. A customized playhouse or dog kennel may take up to 3 weeks. Allow 4-6 weeks for a steel structure after the building permit is issued. Ask us how to get a steel building in as little as 2 WEEKS!!




Can I order a shed from the inventory on your lot?


Yes! All our lot sheds are for immediate sale. There is no waiting from the factory like some stores. Get your new shed home as early as the next day on most products!





Color Selection

Is there an extra charge for any colors?


There is NO EXTRA charge for any colors. Custom Sherwin Williams colors are available for a fee. Ask how to get a custom color to match your home today!





Warranties

Do you offer a warranty?


Yes. All sheds, playhouses, gazebos, dog kennels, chicken coops, and steel buildings all include warranties.




What is the warranty on roofing?


Metal Sheds: Metal roofing sheets are warranted to not rupture, fail structurally, or perforate within a period of 20 years after purchase due to exposure to normal atmospheric corrosion. Wood Sheds: Sheet metal roofing are warranted to not rupture, fail structurally, or perforate within a period of 30 years after purchase due to exposure to normal atmospheric corrosion. Steel Buildings: Limited lifetime warranty on vertical roof style buildings and 10-year limited warranty on sheet metal and trim. Playhouses, Dog Kennels, Chicken Coops: Limited 10-year warranty on metal roofing.




What is the warranty on flooring?


Metal Sheds: Pressure-treated wooden parts of the building (skids, floor joists) are warranted for 20 years against damage caused by termites or fungal decay that would make the pressure-treated lumber parts structurally unsound. Wood Sheds: LP Smartlock Flooring are warranted for 50 years against damage caused by termites or fungal decay. Pressure-treated wood skids under the subfloor are warranted for 20 years against damage caused by termites or fungal decay that would make the pressure-treated lumber parts structurally unsound. Steel Buildings: Steel buildings are not offered with a floor. Concrete packages are available to select areas.




What is the warranty on siding?


Metal Sheds: Aluminum parts or siding of the buildings are warranted for 30 years against perforation due to rust or corrosion. Wood Sheds: LP SmartSiding are warranted for 50 years against termite and fungal decay. The siding is specially treated and chemically bonded to withstand normal atmospheric weathering. Steel Buildings: There is a limited 10-year warranty for sheet metal to include paint cracking, chipping, or peeling.




What is the warranty for workmanship?


Metal Sheds: We offer an unsurpassed 5 year workmanship warranty. Wood Sheds: We offer 5 and 10 year limited workmanship warranties. Steel Buildings: 365 day limited warranty for workmanship.





Wind Load Ratings

What is the wind load rating for metal portable sheds?


Metal sheds are wind load rated for 180 mph. The highest wind load rating in Florida!




What is the wind load rating for wood sheds?


Wood sheds have a wind load rating of 180 mph which is the highest wind load rating in Florida.




What is the wind load rating for steel buildings?


The standard wind load rating is 140 mph. An upgrade to 170 mph wind load rating is also available.





Made In USA

Where are your sheds manufactured?


All of our outdoor products are made in the USA. We offer only finished products--no diy kits. Our aim is to offer products made and produced as close as possible to our little corner of North Florida. Metal Portable Sheds: Manufactured and constructed in Auburndale, Florida Wood Portable Sheds: Manufactured and constructed in Tampa, Florida Steel Buildings: Manufactured and fabricated in Ocala, Florida





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