We have the best built sheds available in this area! There are so many reasons to buy our Cook Warehouse Sheds. Look under them to see the skids. Most of our sheds have one piece 4"x 6" skids, even the 32' sheds. Look under the other sheds. We do not splice the our skids. Most of the competition use some sort of metal floor skids and framing. Lay a piece of metal on the ground and look at it six months later. That is what the floor skids will look like under our competitiors shed. We use .40 CCA (pcf) Pressure treated wood. That class of wood is Ground / Fresh Water Contact.
Look at all the extra bracing the other sheds need to comply with the Florida Hurricane Standards if they comply. Most have diagonal braces on the corners. You couldn't finish the interior wall without removing the extra braces. Then you end up with a weakened wall system. We use three nested 2" x 4"s in each corner with no extra bracing needed. You can put drywall on every interior wall and on the ceiling as soon as the shed is delivered. You can finish the interior just like a house.
The roof system is constructed of factory made trusses pressed in a standard gig. This means the roof will be stronger and there will be no dips and valleys in the roof line. The roof is completed in a dry controlled environment. Can you walk on the roof of the others? How about jumping up and down on the roof? You can come over and I'll hold the ladder for you to jump on our roof system. I'll bet the others will make you pay for the shed before they let you on the roof.
Ask the other shed company if they will allow you to hook a chain to the shed and pull it around the yard to see how strong the flooring system is. Most likely it will fold like an accordian. Again the other would make you pay for the shed before you tried to skid it. All our sheds have pulling plates built into the flooring system. The Cook Warehouse shed has pulling plates on the front and on the rear. Come to the lot and watch us pull them around, loading them for delivery.
People use to kick tires on a car to prove how ready the vehicle was for the road. Kick the walls from the inside on the other shed. Again they will want you to buy the shed before you try it on their other shed. You can stop by and kick the Cook Warehouse Shed siding inside or out. Heck I'll let you swing on the doors with three extra duty hinges. Jump on the roof or the floor. Swing on the trusses. Close the doors and look for daylight.
The competition uses blocks to reinforce and splice. Notice the lack of a wall plate.The siding is screwed or nailed to the stud with no backing.
Lark Buildings: These buildings use steel painted exterior siding and steel strapping to meet reinforce the lateral strenghth.
Robins Builders uses steel exterior siding on 24" centers. There is no wall header and the siding can be peeled apart by hand. Not very secure.
Smithbuilt Sheds: The competition uses horizontal bracing to the interior of the wall studs! Can't be strong!
Smithbuilt Sheds: I am not quite sure what kind of joints these are from the other sheds! Doesn't look like 150mph strong!
Smithbuilt Sheds: This is some strange construction. The window has no side support. This shed company does not use headers on the wall system. Push on the upper corner and the wall system will fold like an accordian.
Smithbuilt Sheds: Instead of the solid 4" x 6" full length skids on our Cook Sheds, this shed company uses two 2"x4" nailed together. It will come apart when it gets goood and wet.
Weatherking Shed: Note the 1" x 3" header above the studs. There is only one 2" x 4" in the corner. The trusses are not lined up and sitting on top of the wall studs, they are next to them.
Smithbuilt Shed: The end truss is sitting on a 2" x 4" with no top plate or header. One nail is holding the whole end of the shed together. 150 mph wind? I hope my neighbor does not have a Smithbuilt Shed. It will be in my livingroom after the next hurricane.
Weatherking: This shed company uses plywood on some of their top of the price line for siding. They deep groove the plywood and what you get is exposed holes in the siding just waiting for some moisture.
Weatherking: This is a top of the price line building that is a couple of years old. The deep groove siding is warping due to the holes in the grooving retaining water. This shed is rotting from the inside out.
Weatherking: This is another top of the price line utility building. In addition to the ugly wood putty filled holes, there is a lot of delamination of the siding. There is more evidence against deep grooved siding used in this shed. There is at least 6 holes exposing the plywood to decay.
Weatherking: I hope this customer got a 5 year bumper to bumper warranty on this shed like we give you on Cook Warehouse Sheds. Major damage and costs to repair!!
Weatherking: What is this shed worth? Only a year or two old. This barn cost more than our equivalent Cook Warehouse Shed!! Look at the trim. It is warping off.
Weatherking: Same barn as the above picture. Quality can be seen and felt.
Another example of delamination of the plywood on a competitors building. There is no fix for the plywood T-111 siding other than replacing it.
How would you like to own this building? Our competitor sells them!! There are so many bad things to say about this poorly built building. No felt paper under the shingles. Look how the roof edge is warped along the drip edge. Why did the shingles fall off? Because the staples came out of the roofing when the roof leaked. The deep grooved siding is trash, having warped and waved all along the sides.
Weatherking: This is a Weatherking right hand door on their top of the line shed. Note the construction. It is built of two layers of OSB sheathing with trim on the outside layer. I hope the door is kept closed when it rains. There is no means of adjusting the door. It is heavy and does not have anything to stop it from slamming against the building if blown open by the wind.
Cook Warehouse Shed: Triple heavy duty hinges. Adjustment turnbuckles. Easy to adjust and "square". We have a storm chain to prevent the door from slamming back in a wind gust. Better built door system. Better built shed!!
Weatherking: This is the Weatherking skid system. Note the splice on the outer skid runner. This splice is in the middle of the shed where the shed is the weakest.
Cook Warehouse Sheds: This is the Cook flooring system. Note that the 4" x 6" skid is one piece. All of the four (4) skids that are under our 10' wide and 12' wide sheds are one piece. That is a 32' salt treated solid timber of lumber. No sags on this 32' Lofted Barn Garage sitting only on the center two skids. The 2"x6" flooring joists are notched in to the solid skids. This 12' x 32' shed sitting on a trailer loaded for delivery. Impressive!!!!
Smithbuilt Sheds: This is a typical flooring system built and sold by our competitiors. They use only two runners or skids under the building to save on costs. And the skid is a 4" x 4" or two 2" x 4" nailed together. Note that the floor splice is not at the joist. (where the sheets of floor plywood are butted together). The skid has a bow in it already sitting on a hard surface.
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