This is a do-it-yourself shed kit, complete with easy-to-follow instructions, free customer service assembly support, and designed to be customized. It's designed so that once it's built, the customer can paint it to match their home or surrounding buildings. Save money on builders by building it yourself. These are our contractor prices! These kits require no special tools or advanced skills. These kits include lumber from Sweden and Germany which require a more stringent grading system than US standards ensuring that you get the best lumber.
Photo depicts the 12'x20' size option. Decorative fixtures such as porch, railing, lights, flowers, mower, etc are not included.
Note: Some cities and counties may require that you get a building permit. Contact your local city office building to find out what city requirements you may have. Be sure to check your local neighborhood HOA covenants and CCR's if applicable. Click on the "Instruction" tab to see the permit document your city may need.
7-Days a Week Technical Support is Included with the Kit
All Hardware: Including door hinges, latch, nails, and glue
The doors are pre-built making them easy to install.
All other components are precut with the exception of the siding and roofing that only require straight cuts using a circular saw. Continue reading below to see the other included features.
The siding included is primed and ready for latex paint to match your home. It is a solid 3/8" thick with a cedar texture. The siding is vertical (as opposed to horizontal) creating a more attractive plank look. The type of siding is called Smart Panel, by Louisiana-Pacific, creating a visual beauty of real wood with the strength and durability of an engineered product. It is superior to plywood as it's made with wood strands and pressed into a resin saturated substrate. A cedar texture is embossed into the substrate and is quality checked avoiding knot holes and patches. It is also treated to prevent fungal decay and insect damage. This very siding is commonly used on homes. The siding includes a 50-year limited warranty through the manufacturer.
The Arlington includes all windows shown in the stock photo (also shown below) including the three 18"x24" sunburst windows on the 2nd loft level. There are two 18"x36" windows on the first level which include decorative shutters.
The Arlington comes with a standard sliding pocket door shown below with the traditional crossbuck (X pattern). These pocket doors retract out of the way for easy entry. The full opening can provide daylight when working on a project. It also includes a 9-lite front entry door that swings inward (shown below).
Upgrade Option: You can upgrade to the French Doors shown below by using the drop-down menu when adding the shed to your cart. This door has 15 windows. This door comes pre-hung in a wood frame with the brickmould trim for easy installation. Doors swing inwards and are rigid steel. You can also install with no door on the 12' wall.
The second-floor loft area is ready to assemble and includes the two dormers shown in the photo. The full second-floor loft includes 4'3" of headroom. Great for storing seasonal decorations, smaller boxes, patio cushions, and seasonal equipment.
Trusses: The heavy-duty pre-cut trusses provide a fast and accurate assembly. They have been engineered to withstand wind gusts up to 150mph (3-second gusts). They also have a high-rated 60lb per square foot snow load rating. There is some cutting involved, but not much and it's simple. The instructions will instruct you to install the roof sheathing in a certain pattern. As you reach the end of the roof you'll be asked to cut the last pieces to fit. The cuts are all straight cuts that can easily be done with a circular saw.
Shingles: These are not included with the kit. Most sheds do not include shingles or a "drip-edge" for one very important reason. Customers want them to match their home or their color choice of shed. Shingles and drip edges come in hundreds of colors, shapes, and styles. Not to worry though. Shingles are sold at home improvement stores and are simple to install. This particular shed would need about 10 pieces of roof "drip" edge, 15 bundles of shingles, and the black roof paper that goes underneath. If this sounds intimidating take a look at this video to put your mind at ease on just how simple installing the roofing material can be.
The wall framing and siding are all pre-cut to make your installation experience fast and accurate. They are spaced 24" apart to provide a sturdy and rigid frame. The exterior siding is primed and ready to paint. There is some cutting involved, but not much and it's simple. The instructions will instruct you to install the siding in a certain pattern. As you reach the end of the wall you'll be asked to cut the last pieces to fit. The cuts are all straight cuts that can easily be done with a circular saw.
Flooring is optional and can be chosen in the drop-down menu when adding the shed to your shopping cart. We do highly recommend a floor as it raises the shed up to help prevent moisture from being absorbed into the siding. The flooring consists of treated 4x4 runners which run the length of the shed. On top of the runners are treated 2x4's with 3/4" Plywood. Wood floors require cutting, but only straight cuts and it's simple. The 2x4's are full-length and need to be cut, on average, around 3" to fit as shown in the instructions on most models.