Do we need a foundation or site preparation?
Choose or prepare a site that is as level as possible a concrete slab is not necessary. We suggest using 4” of road base gravel or have patio blocks available to set under the runners at time of delivery. Our delivery crew will shim the building to make it as level as possible. We can refer you to a person who does ground prep, gravel pads and cement slabs.
Can we paint or stain the building?
Our buildings are sprayed with an oil based UV protective sealer in Honey Gold Color (Pittsburgh Paints). We recommend you wait 1 to 2 years before re-staining or painting. If you would like to stain sooner, request that we do not spray on the sealer at time of construction. You should then wait until the moisture leaves the wood before finishing. You can paint over the Urethane paint on our LP buildings using 100% acrylic paint.
Do we need a permit?
Permit requirements vary by municipality we do not get involved in permits. Check with your local government for zoning rules and permits that may or may not be required for your site. Our buildings are classified as minor storage facilities (accessory buildings)( Occupancy category 1) and are not intended for any other use. Ask about our Uniform Dwelling code Package available for an extra charge on some buildings.
Do you have a payment plan?
We suggest you visit your local Credit Union or Bank. We accept Visa and Master Card for full payment for a small fee. No fees on Credit card down payments up to 10% of the total building price.
Can we make any modifications to the building?
Yes doors and windows can be moved and added. Tell us what your ideas are and we will try to make them reality. Other types and sizes of doors and windows can be installed please see the back of our brochure for options.
Can we supply our own shingles?
Yes but you are responsible to get them to our production facility.
Will someone come to my site if I have concerns about getting the building in the desired location and to take my order?
Yes. Arrangements can be made for a site consultation. Our delivery crew uses special machinery to maneuver buildings into tight spaces. (see picture gallery) We hope this has answered many of your questions. We realize this is a major purchase and it would be our pleasure to spend as much time as necessary to make sure you get your building just the way you want it.
Not building kits. Your building choice is delivered built and ready for use. We can deliver and place the building in tight areas using our special equipment. ( see picture gallery)
Shingle roof colors are available in black, brown, green, gray, red and others. See certainteed.com LANDMARK shingles for colors. You have a choice between a shingled or metal roof included in our price. Metal roof colors can be viewed at everlastroofing.com. Vinyl siding can be viewed at mastic.com ( Ovation line) or see the sample board at each building display lot. For LP smart panel information go to lpsmartside.com/products/panel
Buildings take 3 to 4 weeks to be constructed and delivered. We will sell display models directly off our lots. Your building may be delivered sooner if another building has been sold close to your location.
Delivery is free up to 50 miles from your closest North Star sales location. You may qualify for free delivery even if you are more than 50 miles from the lot where you got your brochure. Ask us to calculate delivery fees if any.
Only 10% of your total is required as down payment at the time of order. Balance paid at time of delivery. North Star will accept cash, check, and Visa or Master Card for the 10% down payment. The balance can be paid by check made payable to North Star Buildings or cash. Visa or Mastercard will be accepted for the entire building for a small fee.
90% of orders are taken by phone. I would be available to meet with you in person to order if your needs require it.
We also build horse loafing sheds, dog houses, and elevated deer stands. Ask us for details.
Low price Guarantee: We will price match any building of equal size, materials and quality within 50 miles of any of our locations.