What You Need to Know about the Shed Delivery Process


Thinking of purchasing a Cook shed? Here’s what you can expect from Cook’s shed delivery process.

Three main questions you probably have are these: 

1. What does your shed delivery cost?

2. How long does it take for the shed to be delivered?

3. Who will be in my backyard?


Let’s tackle the first question. What’s the cost of delivery and setup? It’s FREE! We deliver our sheds free of charge. 

For your second question, our typical delivery time is 7-10 business days from the shed purchase date. We strive to make sure every delivery is simple and hassle free for our customers! 

Now, one question you should always ask when looking at shed options is, “who will be in my backyard during delivery?” With Cook Portable Warehouses only a Cook employee will be in your backyard. Our drivers have all gone through background checks and will be driving Cook delivery trucks. We do not hire out through a third party for our deliveries. When you buy from Cook, you deal with Cook through every part of the buying or renting process. 

To ensure you’re ready for your new Cook Portable Warehouse, here are some items to remember when preparing for your portable building to be delivered as well as more information about the entire shed delivery process.

Prior to shed delivery consider and complete these items:

Clearance Requirements

A big component of making sure your Cook shed can be delivered is providing our drivers clear access to the location. This is important because we use one-ton trucks with 30-foot custom dropback trailers to deliver our buildings.

Our trucks must have at least 14-feet of height clearance. Also, there must be a width clearance of at least 2-feet wider than the specific building’s width. For example, if you purchase a 10-foot Cook Garden Shed, we would need a 12-foot width clearance. The same rule applies if the building needs to be brought through a gate.

Things to check for in the delivery path include overhanging trees/tree limbs, ditches, fences, overhead wires/power lines or overhanging eaves. It’s the responsibility of the homeowner to remove these obstacles before your warehouse can be delivered.


Local Regulations and Ordinances

It’s important to check with your local city, county or neighborhood association for any restrictions or regulation regarding storage building in yards, necessary permits or anchoring mechanisms. You don’t want to go through the process of getting and stocking up your shed if all your ducks aren’t in a row!

Additionally, if our drivers have to cross onto a neighbor’s property line, the owners are required to sign a release form beforehand.

Other Important Requirements

On the scheduled delivery date, whoever purchased the building has to be home. Our drivers will call the contact phone number to verify the specific delivery time. Please try to answer this call so we can proceed with an on-time delivery.

Also, the owner of the building must be present to accept delivery. Our delivery drivers will conduct a complete walk-through with every customer to ensure their complete satisfaction.


The Cook Delivery Process

Our professional in-house fleet of drivers make sure every delivery is completed to our high standards and customers’ expectations.

Our drivers bring your new Cook building right to you and will put it in the spot you selected. Every part of your new shed is protected while in transit.

First, the structure will be lowered onto the ground using our trucks and drop-back trailers.

Our drivers also utilize turf tires to prevent damage to your lawn.

Cook’s advanced equipment allows our drivers to navigate your Cook shed to the perfect spot. Then, once it is placed on the ground, we will completely level the building, windows and doors. We will level it up to 6 inches. If your shed requires more than 6 inches of leveling, we recommend using 4-inch, solid concrete blocks. 

Before leaving we will discuss the building’s features and specifications with you and answer any of your questions.


With Cook portable buildings, there are so many possibilities! To learn more about all the things you can do with a Cook shed, download the free resource below: