Guard Shack FAQ
While additional customization after delivery might be possible for some people, we suggest that you discuss any customization with us before placing your order so that we can either handle it for you or guide you in what can or cannot be accomplished.
There is an overhang of approximately 4 inches around the roof of our standard economy steel booth, and 6” on our stainless-steel booth’s.
No- anchoring down the guard shacks is not a requirement for most municipalities, however, for safety purposes, in states with increased chance of tornadoes, storms, earthquakes, high winds, or hurricanes, we recommend that you anchor the booth, of course. Also, some local building codes may require anchoring, even if it is a building like ours that is on casters as a standard.
The base guard shack is just that-a base model. We can very easily add GFCI outlets, overhead LED lights, baseboard heaters, through the wall air conditioners, and your choice of 100-amp boxes for electrician tie in or outside male plug for easy extension cord powering of the guard shack. It’s that easy.
We strongly recommend against transporting any guard shack on its side, but we know that it has been done by some customers without an issue. If you decide to follow them and lay it on its side against our recommendation, please make sure to remove the windows, and pay extra caution to the roof. The roof of our standard guard shack has a 4″ overhang that could be damaged when the unit is laid on its side. Also, if transporting in an open truck or trailer, be mindful of wind resistance.
Our economy guard shacks are moderate weight. They are heavy enough to be stable and light enough to relocate as needed. All of our guard shacks come with casters already installed and can easily be rolled around or re positioned by one or two guys. Our 5′ x 5′ and 6.5′ x 6.5 economy guard shacks can technically be lifted by 5-6 strong men, without any equipment. The stainless-steel models are of a different construction and much heavier, but still have caster wheels for easy moving. All of our guard shacks can be moved with a forklift.
While we shop around the globe to find quality materials for our guard shacks, the end result is designed and manufactured in the United States.
Here’s the best part- our guard shacks are IN STOCK! We have hundreds in stock all the time. You could literally buy a guard shack in the morning and pick it up in the afternoon, depending on HVAC/electrical needs. Delivering the guard shack will take a few days or a week depending on location, but we’re pretty quick on that also. If you are local to us, we can usually deliver in the next day or two.
Shipping times will vary depending upon the delivery location and the size guard shack that you are ordering. We offer expedited processing and delivery for an additional fee.
Yes, we ship across the country. Shipping prices vary wildly depending on location and trucking availability.
We can quote shipping to anywhere in the country and can usually find the best rates available through our network of freight brokers, but it is the customers’ responsibility to have a forklift or manpower available to offload the guard shack from the truck. We do not offer installation, but our guard shacks are delivered ready to use, with almost no installation work required. You just need to hook up the electric or plug in an extension cord, if that is the package you choose.
The color steel model guard shack is our economy model. It is a lightweight, modular design that is very portable and perfect for a ton of different uses. The stainless-steel model is a much heavier material, different construction methods and is considered to be our longest lasting deluxe model guard shack.
We currently only sell stainless-steel, blue, and red. We do however offer vinyl wrapping at an additional cost.
Yes, we can help with that. All we need is a JPEG file and we customize the look of your guard shack for an additional cost. Take a look at our “insert tab name here” page to see some of the work we have done in the past.
We can make a building almost any size. Depending on the size of the building and the specifications needed, the lead time could be anywhere from 120 – 150 days possibly longer.
Stainless-steel buildings are built with 304 stainless-steel. Our economy buildings are built with a steel skinned insulated panel. All buildings have a 2-inch insulation and galvanized tread plate floors.
5×5 Economy Color Steel Guard Shack, Blue
Our 5ft x 5ft blue steel guard shack is a small, portable building that is typically used as a security checkpoint at the entrance of a secured area. It is compact and easy to transport. The guard shack is designed to house one or two security personnel who are responsible for checking the credentials of people entering the secured area and monitoring activity within the area. It is equipped with communication and surveillance equipment, such as radios, phones, and cameras, to allow the security personnel to communicate with other security team members and monitor activity within the area. The guard shack may also be equipped with security measures such as gates or other barriers to control access to the secured area. This guard shack is suitable for use in various settings, including military bases, industrial sites, airports, sporting venues, and other locations where security is a concern.
***SHIPPING IS A SEPARATE COST THAT WILL BE CALCULATED AFTER THE PURCHASE OF THE GUARD SHACK. WE WILL SEND YOU A SHIPPING QUESTIONNAIRE TO GET ACCURATE SHIPPING INFORMATION FOR DELIVERING YOUR GUARD SHACK.***
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