Q: Do you make brackets for 2X4’s?
A: No. We have been working on a design for 2X4’s, but currently we only carry brackets for 2X2’s.
Q: Are they true 2X2’s ?
A: No they are the 2X2’s that you find in most local lumberyards. They are commonly known as a 2X2, but the actual size is slightly smaller.
Q: What kind of lumber can you buy?
A: You can get the lumber in pine, cedar, redwood or treated lumber. But make sure you check the dimensions before you buy them so they fit the brackets
Q: What are the brackets made of?
A: They are made of a heavy duty polypropylene material that has a UV inhibitor in them so they are very strong, but slightly flexible to give with the lumber if needed.
Q: What color do they come in?
A: They only come in black at the moment because the color black has a natural UV inhibitor in it so the plastic does not break down in the sun.
Q: What sizes do the kits come in?
A: You can find all of our kits and their prices on our website. If you do not find a size that works for you we can custom design one for you (transfer to design team)
Q: What is each bracket used for?
A: The 90 degree bracket is for the corners.
The 120 degree bracket is for the roof
The 30 degree or “I” bracket is used for angled bracing and the bottom part of the roof truss
The “T” brackets are to frame the stud walls and frame in the doors and windows.
Q: How many boards will it take to frame (insert kit size here)? Or how much material will it take to cover?
A: We can transfer you to our design team and they can get you the answer for that.
Q: How long does it take to ship?
A: We typically ship via UPS and depending on where you live it takes about 3 to 4 days on the west coast and 5 to 7 days for the east coast.
Q: Can we get it expedited shipping?
A: Yes we can ship it 3 day select via UPS, but it does cost slightly extra
Q: Can you ship to Canada?
A: Yes we ship to Canada all the time
Q: Is it rated for a snow load? Or engineered for a snow load?
A: No we do not have it engineered. However, we are located in an area with a lot of snow and they do just fine here. If you are concerned about it we recommend that you buy the standard version that comes with the extra corner brackets which makes the building more rigid. And you can also purchase extra brackets to extra webbing in the trusses to make they more solid also.
Q: Are they ok in an area with high winds?
A: Yes they are. We have customers that live in high wind areas that buy them all the time. Because these use lumber they are very heavy unlike the ones that are built out of metal and lightweight. Also depending on what you cover them with ie siding or plywood etc it makes it even more heavy. A lot of our customers also attach them to either concrete footings or railroad ties which anchor them
Q: Can you add a door on the side? Or add a window?
A: Yes you can. You can add a window or door wherever you want to. We can help you design that if you need help with that.
Q: What do you cover them with?
A: Are customers typically cover them with whatever they need depending on their project. They can be covered with everything from plastic and glass to chicken wire to siding and metal.