No. all of our buildings are delivered fully assembled to our customer's site. By building our products in a manufacturing environment, we are able to better control our costs and deliver a very high quality, durable building at an affordable price.
Are all of your buildings available for rent-to-own?
All of the standard buildings are available for rent-to-own. There are situations in which a customized building can require paying cash. Also, if a customer wants to modify the construction of their building or paint it, then it must be a cash purchase. Typically, though, you can add a wide variety of available options, such as six windows, or three doors. The type and size of building is a factor. We will happily consider every request on an individual basis. Call our sales number or contact your local dealer for additional information.
Can buildings be customized beyond the standard options that are offered?
As a general rule, most of our customization takes the form of our standard options. However, if you have a request that cannot be addressed with our available options, we encourage you to call us with your requirements. We can discuss the request with our builders and see if the modification is feasible and cost effective as a custom order.
What type of building foundation is required?
A reasonably flat (as opposed to level) area is required - we will level the building to the existing terrain. The building does not need any additional foundation work such as gravel or concrete. We can certainly place the building on these foundations, however, they are not required for installation.
Why is the lead time two to three weeks?
The three-week lead time allows us to construct the building, apply caulking and paint with adequate drying time, apply roofing shingles and work around any weather concerns that may affect the safe delivery of the finished product.
How can I reach someone at Weather King?
You can reach our main office between 8 AM and 5:00 PM CST Monday through Friday at 1-866-977-6440. Our fax number is 888-695-7616.
What is included in the installation?
The installation includes placing and leveling the building on site. We do not remove obstacles or provide ground leveling services. The buildings are leveled to the terrain with treated wood blocks (ground contact rated). If you prefer, you can supply 4" x 8" x 16" solid concrete blocks (1 block for every 4 perimeter feet) to use in place of the treated wood blocks. These must be on site at the time of the installation. Drivers may charge extra for extremely difficult deliveries.
Can I choose roofing colors besides the colors offered in your brochures?
Our standard roofing colors offer our customers many ways to customize their portable buildings. If further choices are required, ask your dealer about options and cost.
Can I choose paint colors (Florida only) besides the colors offered in your brochures?
Check with your local dealer to see if these options are provided in your area. We prefer that customers choose from our stock colors, however, if a sale depends on our ability to supply a custom paint scheme, you can choose the colors by providing your own paint and shipping it to our manufacturer's facility. The color choice (name and chip #) needs to be noted on the special instructions section of the custom order. Ask your dealer about options and cost.
What is the delivery charge for a Weather King building?
One free delivery attempt is included in the price of the building, within a 50 highway mile radius of the nearest store (by road, not as the crow flies). If the distance to your site is greater than 50 miles, there is a $3.00 per mile one way charge that is payable when the driver delivers your building.
Can a building be moved once it has been installed?
Yes. Cost will be determined on a case by case basis.
Do the buildings need to be anchored?
The buildings need to be anchored in certain locales where severe weather accompanied by high winds is common. There are some select municipalities outside those areas that may also require anchors. You should consult your local codes for specific requirements in your area. Weather King and it's agents are not responsible for anchoring of the buildings but will supply the customer with the anchoring plans to do so.
Do I need to have permits or other paperwork?
The CUSTOMER is responsible for contacting your local city and county agencies in regard to zoning, permits, setbacks, and covenants. Also, it is recommended that you contact your Homeowners Association (if applicable) to determine what neighborhood rules and regulations may apply.
Will Weather King obtain the necessary permits for a specific locale?
Weather King does not obtain building permits, conduct covenant searches or research deed and homeowner association restrictions. All local code or building inspection requirements are the sole responsibility of the homeowner.
How sturdy are the floors in Weather King buildings?
The garages are built with 12 inch (on center) 2x6 pressure treated floor joists. 10' and 12' wide models are built with 16 inch (on center) pressure treated floor joists. 8' wide buildings are typically built with 16" (on center) pressure treated 2x4 floor joists. The floors are designed to handle heavy power equipment, motorcycles, bulk storage, etc. The garages will support most automobiles. Floor upgrades are available. Ask your dealer for details.
How much side to side clearance does the installer need to move the building onto my property?
There must be at least one foot of side clearance during transport, and the building must be at least three feet from any other structures or the property line. In other words, if you choose a 10 foot wide building, we will require 12 feet of clearance to get it to the site and 16 feet of clearance in order to place the building on the ground. See Delivery & Setup.
How much vertical clearance does the installer need to get the goose neck trailer and the building onto my property?
The trailers are approximately 30 inches in height. The buildings range in height from the short wall utility buildings (102 inches) to the lofted barn with 3 inches of optional, additional height (139 inches). Depending on the model the customer chooses, the installer would need a minimum clearance of between 11.5 feet to 15 feet. See Delivery & Setup.
Can a building be installed in an area where it is not possible for the truck and trailer combination to get close to the site?
Yes, with advance notice, the installer can unload the building from the trailer and maneuver it onto the site with some specialized equipment. The installer will discuss your specific needs when the delivery is scheduled.
Will the installer remove and replace obstacles such as step railings, fence posts, basketball goals, etc. to facilitate the placement of the building on a customer's property?
No. Any necessary removal and/or replacement of obstacles on the site is the sole responsibility of the homeowner. This includes trimming of hedges or trees.
Do you build or supply ramps or stairs for your buildings?
We do not furnish ramps or stairs for buildings.
Why is my 12' wide building only about 11'6" wall to wall?
In some areas, we are limited by hauling regulations as to the actual width of the building. For this reason, 12' wide buildings are measured from eave to eave. Our 8' and 10' wide buildings are measured from wall to wall. In some areas, 12' wide buildings can be built to be 12' wide on the floor measurements. Please contact your local dealer or Weather King to assist in the further answering of this question.
What kinds of maintenance will be required on my building?
While our buildings are basically worry-free, simple care and routine maintenance will help your building last for many years. We recommend that you apply a stain to your treated or DuraTemp® building somewhere between 6 months and 1 year of receiving it.