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.
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.
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.
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!
Is there an extra charge for any colors?
There is NO EXTRA charge for any standard colors.
Do you offer a warranty?
Yes. All sheds, playhouses, gazebos, dog kennels, chicken coops, and steel buildings all include warranties.
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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.
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.
Do you offer no credit check financing?
Yes! All of our products can be financed with no credit check.
Do you offer financing based on credit approval?
Yes! All of our products can be financed based on credit approval.
How do I apply for NO CREDIT CHECK financing?
It's easy! Complete the form on our "APPLY ONLINE" page. Or stop in at one of our locations and talk to a sales representative.
How do I apply for traditional financing based on credit approval?
It's easy & fast! In just 2 minutes get a payment estimate using our online pre-qualification. It will not affect your credit score! Go to the "APPLY ONLINE" tab and select the Bank Financing links.