Assembling your new Summerwood shed is easy, safe and fun. We want anyone and everyone to be able to assemble one of our sheds, regardless of age or building experience. The most difficult decision you make may be what colour to paint your new structure!
Whether you intend to complete your new building as a solo project, a shared experience with family or friends, or with the assistance of a professional contractor, we want the construction process to go smoothly so you will be able to enjoy your Summerwood shed for years to come.
This section offers detailed information to guide you through the assembly and construction process from start to finish. From a tools checklist to instruction booklets to video demonstrations, we provide the following assembly-related information:
Depending on the size of your shed, and the type and number of options you select, assembly times will vary. For example, choosing a pre-cut kit over a pre-assembled format will affect the amount the time you can expect to spend building your Summerwood shed. Similarly, a larger structure with more doors and windows is more complex than a small, simple building.
Consider enlisting the help of family and friends; the more hands available, the sooner you will be able to enjoy your new garden or storage shed.
If you have any questions about the assembly time for your particular building, be sure to look at the custom quote section when pricing your shed. There's a link called "assembly time/hiring a contractor" that will give you specific estimated assembly times for the building you're interested in, whether you're doing it yourself, or intend to hire a contractor. If you still have questions about assembly times, please feel free to Contact Us. We can provide additional clarification, which may help you plan the assembly of your building.
Tools for shed Assembly
For your convenience, we have compiled checklists of the basic tools you will need to successfully assemble your Summerwood shed. Where possible, we recommend optional tools that you may want to consider for easier and quicker assembly.
If you have any questions about the type of tools you should use to assemble your structure, or if you have trouble sourcing one of the recommended tools, please let us know, we'll be able to provide a solution.
It can be a rewarding experience to assemble your new Summerwood shed and make it a solo or small group project.
If you enjoy:
- Adopting a do-it-yourself or hands-on approach
- Learning about the construction process
- Setting your own hours to work on your project
- Controlling aspects of the assembly process
- Creating something from scratch
- Taking pride in your own work then choose the flexibility that comes with self-assembly.
Remember that help is available even if you choose to assemble your Summerwood shed yourself. Self-assembly does not mean you are left to flounder if you have questions about the construction process. Simply Contact Us (Link) and a Customer Care Representative will be happy to assist you during any phase of assembly.
Kit Assembly FormatsMost Summerwood products are available in two convenient formats: pre-cut and pre-assembled. Each kit contains the essential parts you will need to build your structure, and includes the following:
- Detailed, easy to follow instructions to guide you step-by-step through the building process
- Assembly video to make construction a snap (view our assembly video (link))
- Pre-assembled windows, doors, flower boxes and shutters for added
- Hardware such as screws and nails
Whether you purchase a pre-cut or pre-assembled garden or storage shed kit, some assembly is required.
For important details about what is included in your kit, visit our Kit Formats section under "information".
Instruction BookletsEvery Summerwood shed kit includes a series of instruction booklets to guide you through the entire assembly process. Each booklet contains:
- Clear, step-by-step instructions
- Photos to help illustrate specific steps
- Diagrams to give visual assistance, allowing you to locate parts easily and assembly sections correctly
- Complete contact information for all the various ways we can assist you during the building process
For your convenience, we provide online examples of the instruction booklets. We offer many different sizes and styles of buildings, but the assembly process remains primarily the same. See an example of our storage shed assembly instructions.
Because each Summerwood structure is carefully designed, it's easy to assemble your Summerwood structure. With helpful instruction booklets to guide you from start to finish, you can enjoy your new building in no time. And since we offer various ways for you to contact a Customer Care Representative, answers to your questions are only a click, call or email away.
But we prefer to let our many happy customers speak for us. Click here to read about our customers' stories and experiences in purchasing and building their Summerwood structures.
How Summerwood Can Help
Whether you are a returning Summerwood customer, an experienced carpenter or entirely new to a project of this kind, we can help at any point during the building process.
We understand there are varying levels of ability when it comes to building a Summerwood shed. As well, each customer prefers to receive help in different ways. For example, you may find visuals to be more helpful than reading an instruction booklet. Others may prefer to speak to a Customer Care Representative directly.
Online HelpOur ask an expert section is packed with questions and answers from people who have already built their Summerwood structures. If your question isn't in here, fire away and someone will respond promptly. If you prefer, our live help is also available in a pinch for our kit customers.
Email SupportEmail your inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org during our hours of operation and a Customer Care Representative will respond immediately. If you contact us during off hours, we will respond to your email first thing on the next business day.
Monday to Friday: 9am - 8pm (EST)
Friday to Sunday: 9am - 5pm (EST)
Toll-free AssistanceSome times you just want someone to talk you through your problem. If you require immediate assistance, call us anytime at 1 866 519-4634 from anywhere and a Customer Care Representative will be happy to help you. (Please not that there is a small fee for this service if you have purchased our building plans.)
On Sundays and off hours, we offer a mobile support service. Please follow the automated message prompts and you will be forwarded to our mobile support person.
Alternatively, you can leave a message and we will return your call upon the next business day.
Video TutorialsTo view an online version of the installation video that comes with your kit, please click here. The step-by-step video will take you through all building aspects from foundation to floor, walls, roof, trim and accessories. We have also compiled an animated assembly video that depicts each piece of a shed coming together. It's very informative and shows how easy construction really is. Please click here to view the animation.
Hiring a Contractor
Like many of our customers, you may prefer to acquire the services of a contractor for your building project. We can help here as well. Every quote page on our site includes a link to a useful "hiring a contractor" package that provides an estimate of the hours required to install that particular structure. The section also houses many other helpful tips and suggestions for things to consider when selecting a contractor for your project. We may even be able to refer you to an experienced contractor in your area. It really couldn't be easier! View details on hiring a contractor.