All Woodtex structures are delivered fully assembled and ready for turn-key use!
Our crews deliver nationwide and work through inclement weather to ensure your structure is installed and ready for use. In some cases, we will build your structure on site if delivery of a fully assembled structure is not possible. For information specific to Cabins, please refer to our Cabin Delivery page.
What to expect
No two deliveries are the same, and the drivers will always take a look at your site and decide on the best way to access it. Most deliveries are done with Mid Size Trucks and 40′ trailer.
We normally will back onto your prepared site and push the shed or barn off the back of the trailer with a winch. Once it is overhanging a few feet, we then tilt the trailer up, setting the back of the structure onto your pad.
With our trailer still tilted up we will then pull out from underneath the structure, setting it on the exact location you have planned and prepared.
We have a side shift on the back of our trailer so the front of the barn can be moved left or right several feet as we’re pulling out from underneath, allowing for precise positioning of your structure.
We will need 50-60 feet of opening to pull our delivery truck and trailer out from underneath your structure.
The driver will then be sure the structure is situated properly on your pad, making sure all doors and windows work properly and are not binding due to an un-level site. If you are unsure of the levelness of your pad you may want to have shims available to place under the corners of the shed. Our drivers carry jacks and they can assist you with this.
About Structure Length
Structures 40′ to 48′ long require delivery with our semi and 48′ trailer so quite a bit more room is required for these size barns.
About Structure Width
The amount of width we need to back into a site really depends on the layout of the property and site. If we have a straight area to back into, for example, directly off the back of your driveway, we can back a shed in with less than a foot of clearance on each side. If access to your site requires backing around fences, trees, flowers etc. we will need more room to make the turns.
In general, we need 14′ of height to be able to get your quality barn into your site with it on the truck or trailer.
Unloading Your Structure
All sheds, garages, and barns are unloaded from the rear of the trailer so we will need to know the best way to load the shed on our trailer at our shop. Structures are always loaded length-wise on the trailer, for example, a 10×14 shed would be loaded 10′ wide and 14′ long the trailer. If your structure has doors on the 10′ end we can either load the doors facing towards the front of the trailer or straight out the back, if your shed has doors on the 14′ side of the building we can load the doors facing out the driver’s side of the trailer or the passenger’s side. Having the shed loaded properly is crucial for easy delivery.
The Mule is a shed forklift (moving machine) that helps us get your structure in even tighter spots with less damage done to your yard, especially during periods of rain or bad weather.
Here’s how The Mule works:
- We unload your shed on the street or in your driveway
- The mule is then used to pick up one end of the shed while a set of dolly wheels are placed under the other end.
- We are now ready to place your shed in your backyard at the exact location you have prepared without even driving our truck/trailer onto your yard!
The Mule is a very handy tool that weighs in at about 1500 pounds. This is half the weight of most sheds so it is a very useful and effective tool in limiting yard damage caused from the weight when your yard is wet. The mule can only move buildings up to 30′ long.