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Shed FAQ

Sheds

  1. How are the walls of a shed framed?

    The walls are framed with 2X4s, 16” on center. Vinyl sheds are sheathed with ½” exterior plywood and low maintenance, durable vinyl siding. Wood sheds (T-111, Pine, & Cedar) are nailed directly to the 2X4s. 

  2. What is the standard height of a shed's walls?

    Our sheds’ walls are 74". Walls can be increased at 1' incredments. 

  3. How is the roof of a shed framed?

    The roof of a shed is framed with 2X4s, 16” on center, with time-proven gussets installed. Roofs are sheathed with a 1/2" exterior grade plywood. 

  4. What is used to build a shed's foundation?

    The foundation is built using two pressure treated 4X4 foundation beams for extended life.

  5. How is the floor of a shed framed?

    6’ wide and 8’ wide sheds are framed with pressure treated 2X4s, which are nailed to the foundation beams.

    10’ wide and 12’wide sheds are framed with pressure treated 2X6s, which are nailed to the foundation beams.

  6. What type of flooring is used in a shed?

    The flooring in our sheds is 5/8” CDX exterior grade plywood.

  7. What type of doors do the sheds have?

    Vinyl sheds come standard with fiberglass four-panel doors with three heavy-duty hinges and a keyed door handle.

    Wood sheds come standard with a wood door with three heavy-duty hinges and a keyed door handle.

  8. What type of windows do the shed have?

    Vinyl sheds come standard with white aluminum single-hung windows with screens, white vinyl flower boxes, and black vinyl shutters.

    Wood sheds come standard with brown aluminum single-hung windows with screens, wood flower boxes, and wood shutters.

  9. How many doors and windows come with a shed?

    The number of doors and windows per shed varies based on the dimensions of the shed.

    6’-long and 8’-long sheds come standard with one single door and one window OR one 4’ or 5’ wide double door.

    10’-long sheds come standard with one 4’ or 5’ wide double door and one window.

    12’-long sheds come standard with one 4’ or 5’ wide double door and two windows.

    14’, 16’, 18’, 20’, and 24’-long sheds come standard with one 4’ or 5’ wide double door, one single door, and one window.

  10. Is there an additional charge for delivery?

    Local delivery and set-up are included in our price.

    (we consider a 20 mile radius from our shop in Rehoboth as local)

    in some instances, there may be an add'l charge for delivery above and beyond 20 miles. 

  11. Is there an additional charge to have my shed built on site?

    It is determined by the detail in the shed, access into the yard and distance from our shop. 

  12. What are the benefits of using plywood for flooring or for sheathing walls and roofs?

    Plywood is solid, strong, and not prone to warping, thus making it an ideal choice to prolong the life of your shed. 

  13. Who is responsible for permits if required?

    Permits requirements are different for all towns and as such are the responsibility of the buyer. We will however  provide information needed about the product upon request.

  14. Is site work like concrete, sonitubes or levelling of the land included in the price of the shed?

    No. We only require a fairly level peice of ground to install and level your shed. Any extra details you may wish or need are the customers responsibility. 

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Wood Furniture

  1. What type of wood is the furniture at New England Outdoor Products built with?

    All of our furniture is built with Southern Yellow Pine.

    The Timber Research and Development Association (TARDA) recognizes Southern Yellow Pine as the strongest of the softwood variety. Based on a series of tests TARDA performed on Southern Yellow Pine, it was concluded, "When pressure treated and kiln-dried, it [Southern Yellow Pine] has no rival for strength and durability," (Southern Forest Products Association, 2012).

    Their tests also showed that Southern Yellow Pine has superior surface hardness and resists impact bending. Its excellent resistance to indentation makes it ideal for furniture!

  2. Is the furniture pressure treated?

    Yes, the furniture is pressure treated. This allows the furniture to withstand outdoor use. It protects against water and insect damage, allowing you to enjoy your furniture for a lifetime- with proper maintenance. 

    The wood used to build our furniture is wolmanized, a low impact preservative listed in the GreenSpec index of environmentally-friendly products. 

  3. How is the furniture at New England Outdoor Products assembled?

    Zinc bolts are used to bolt 2X4 or 2X6 weight bearing frames together, while non-weight bearing boards are screwed onto main frames with stainless steel screws. 

  4. How do I maintain my outdoor furniture?

    The best way to care for pressure treated furniture is by painting or staining it. The pressure treatment offers resistance against rot and decay, not a cure. Painting or staining will greatly extend the life of your wood furniture. You can also use a water sealant to protect and maintian the natural wood look of your outdoor furniture. 

    Untreated furniture will naturally weather over time. 

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