Frequently Asked Questions
Can Weather King construct a building on site?
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.
What about the nature of the wood materials used?
Wood is a natural material and minor defects are common. Number 2 grade and stud grade are our most commonly used grades of lumber, although in some
cases we use both #1 and #3 grades. Wood grades are based on strength and appearance of boards. Common imperfections such as knots or knot holes, sap pockets, bow (warping end to end), cupping (warping edge to edge), crook (warping end to end along the edge also known as crown), wane (the bark edge of the tree), check (slight splits not through entire thickness of board), splits (going all the way through the board, commonly at the ends), shake (separation of grain between growth rings), and possible, but unlikely, twist (multiple bends in a board) might be found in your building. Similar imperfections and defects are found in typical home construction; you just don’t see it because its covered by drywall. Generally, these small defects in wood are taken into account in the lumber grading process and won’t affect the building’s strength or longevity and are not cause for warranty repairs. We take great care to cull
lumber that is not up to our standards. If you think a defect in your building exceeds the limit of “slight defect”, we ask that you submit photos of the suspect board(s) for our review. Warranty work will be performed when we determine the defect to be great enough to compromise the strength of the structure.