Frequent Ask Questions
Where do the portable buildings come from?
We source from our Amish builder in Sullivan Illinois. We have been together and have enjoyed a great relationship throughout the years. We take pride in our small business by supporting another Illinois small business. The Amish take great pride in their craftsmanship skills and Offer a 10 year Craftmanship Warranty.
Can you build a custom portable building?
Absolutely! You can design a portable building right on our website. We also can do custom sizes and designs that are not in the program. We would be happy to supply you with a custom quote.
What do I need to place an order?
Everlast Portable Buildings requires 10% down on most builds. If the building is a larger custom build more down maybe required. When placing an order the 10% down will be waived from the 3% processing fee for cards. Your balance will be due to the Transportation Driver at time of delivery. If using a card to pay off the balance the 3% processing fee will be applied.
Do I need a Permit?
In most cases yes. Town's and Counties all have different regulations, contacting the building dept. is the best way of finding out what they will require of you. If buying a portable building be sure to explain that it is a movable structure. All Permits are the responsibility of the homeowner.
Does putting a portable building on my property raise my property taxes?
Portable Buildings are movable structures and not permanent so therefore are not usually added to your property value. You will be required to pay sales tax on the purchase. Regulations are constantly changing so it is best to ask your local office to make sure.
Is there an additional cost to building on site?
Yes. We will be sending a crew to your site with all the materials needed to assemble your shed. The cost will depend on the size, style, siding choice and location.
Is a site check an option?
Before we come out for a site check we will ask you to send us pictures for the area in question. If it is determined the a site check is needed, we ask that you stake off the area that you want to place the building and we will stop by to assess your situation when we have someone in the area. Most times we will call you with findings to discuss your options.
What is required for delivery?
It is required that you have 2ft clearance on each side of your building and 16’ high to bring your building onto your property. The mule will need a clearance of 4’ on each Gable end as this will be the side that is used to place your building. The mule is not able to pick your building up and place it on a foundation of any kind. It is used to drive over and place. The mule also can not jump blocking or curbing. If at the time of the first delivery attempt it is not the correct conditions such as yard being to wet, snow covered, or not the correct requirements and second delivery is required a fee will be charged. You can see a mule delivery here.
Do I have to come to the sales lot to purchase?
We always suggest coming to the sales lot to see the product first hand. You will see the quality of the buildings in all the detail. Colors are particularly difficult to replicate Online and even harder in our printed catalog. We can send photos of colors by cell phone as they have a much truer color. Please ask and we will be happy to do that for you. You also can text Sue at 815-780-0561 and request them to be sent to you. There are many options to consider and doing that in person is always best. We have had great responses from our 3D design tool Online, which has made the buying process on the phone or by email much easier. We will do our best to ensure your building is exactly what you are intending to buy.
Does Everlast Portable Buildings offer any Discounts?
Everlast Portable Buildings strive to keep the pricing the lowest as possible and the quality at the highest. This does not leave room to offer the discounts some of the competitors do, since Everlast Portable Buildings already offer the best product for the best price.
What are the payment options?
Boondocks Barns accepts cash and check. We also except cards with a 3% service charge. These charges are done manually and you will not see the transaction for a few days on your account. We also Provide a 36 month Rent To Own Option thru MORSpace Rentals LLC you can view a contract here
We also Offer Financing thru RTO National and you can apply right online. If you have submitted for a quote please note that in the note section when applying. You can apply here
What is required for site prep?
You are only required to have a level ground within 6" of the building. We do recommend a CA -6 compacted pad. The pad should be 2' wider and 2' longer than the building. For example if you have a 10x16 building you will want your pad to be 12x18. This will give your building a nice support and distribute the weight. It will provide good drainage and air flow under your building to keep moisture away. This can be done by the customer or we can also provide for a pad to be installed. Cost will depend on size and the levelness of site. We do require pictures for pads. If you will be supplying a concrete pad please check the regulations in your area.
Do we remove fences?
Transport Companies does not remove fencing. We suggest having your original fence contractor take down the fence and then put it back up when we are done with building installation. Everlast Portable Buildings will coordinate with you as to delivery date and time so you don't have to live too long with the fence down. Usually 1 day will do it. We also offer On Site Building as an option.
What is LP Smart Siding?
LP Smart Siding is manufactured by London Pacific Building Products LP Smart Siding and Trim are treated with proprietary SmartGuard process. With four components of protection, the process adds strength and helps the product with-stand impacts, freeze/thaw cycles, high humidity, fungal decay and termites. LP Smart Siding comes already primed to the factory. LP Building Products offer a Prorated 50 Year Limited Warranty
What type of Paint or Urethane is used?
Since 1913, Haley Paint has been a leading manufacturer and distributor of premium quality finishes for exterior applications. From their headquarters in Lancaster, PA, they serve outdoor structure manufacturers and their customers throughout North America. Both Urethane and Paint carries a 10-Year No Fade Guarantee, 25-Year Adhesion Promise from Haley Paint. Urethane offers a beautiful stained appearance while Paint is a solid opaque color. Both are applied on LP Smart Siding.
Can my building be moved later on?
Yes we move buildings all the time. The cost will depend on size of the building, how far it is being moved and the difficulty of the pick up and delivery. Also if any special permitting is required with D.O.T.
Can I get a building without a floor?
Built on Site buildings can be installed on a concrete pad without a floor. You will need to provide a concrete slab that is square and level the size of the building you are ordering and be not more than 6" of grade. Please check your codes in your area for requirements. Build On site pricing is in the catalog on page 29. Everlast will anchor the building to the concrete pad.
How long does it take to get my building?
Our typical lead time is 4-5 weeks although it varies with the time of year. Your shed is made to order (unless of course you bought a in stock building). In stock buildings are delivered with in 7-10 business days from Granville lot, although this also could vary with time of year. Deliveries off of Boondocks Barns Lot could be as soon as the next day for in stock buildings. For Build On Site buildings lead times are normally 2-3 months again depending on orders. They only do so many Build on sites per month. This allows more workers in shop.
What about ruts?
We try our best to not make ruts in your yard. Some soil conditions are more prone to ruts than others. Sandy soil, although it drains well, will rut easily when making even slight turns. We are not responsible for damage to your yard while we are making a delivery. Please read the property damage waiver.
Is delivery included in the price?
When you buy or rent to own a building from Everlast Portable Buildings, we will deliver your building for FREE within 30 miles of your local dealer. Initial placement of building is also included.
Does the building need to sit on gravel or concrete?
The only requirement is a level location. Our buildings are designed to rest directly on their skids. In order to level the building we use treated wood blocks. If you would like to have your building on concrete blocks, we only require that you provide the blocks. Fee is charges for block placement from delivery person.
What is the warranty on a building?
We guarantee our buildings to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of ten years. All exposed pressure treated wood has a lifetime limited manufacturer warranty against termites and fungal decay. Painted treated siding has a LP SmartSide® 50-year warranty against decay, termites and delamination.
What does the gravel Pad quoted on my quote include?
Labor & Material to Install a Rock Pad. Defined as an area excavated 4"-6" Deep and 6"of rock compacted at least twice and leveled in all directions. A 7' in width opening is required for equipment. All extra soil can be removed from site.
Can I get paint colors to match my house?
Yes, Everlast offers a custom paint color match with Sherwin Williams for 125.00 per color. You will need to get the Code from Sherwin Williams using Base A-100. Then the custom paint will be ordered through Sherwin Williams and delivered to the Amish Builders.
Can I get the vinyl siding that matches my house?
Yes, We can custom order in different siding. There will be a upgrade fee. That fee will depend on the price of siding when quote is given.
Can I get the shingles that matches my house?
Yes, Custom shingles can be ordered. We will need the manufacture information from your shingles. We will then call and get a quote for them. Most generally there will be an upgrade fee charged.
Failed delivery attempts
If a delivery attempt is made and the building can not be delivered do to weather conditions, not a clear path, obstacles in the way, fences not being removed, unlevel ground, not proper permitting, not enough space. A trip fee charge will be applied and the deposit forfeited. Custom order buildings are not returnable.
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