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Re: How are sheds measured?
if they sell a "shed size" that is X by Y, but then say, "roof dimensions"..... roof dimensions is NOT shed size. Shed size is standardized by exterior wall dimensions - that's how the building permit is defined, and that's the law.... No contract between 2 independent parties is "above the law".
So go to town and ask for a copy of the plans / building permit.... it will probably state the actual shed size as defined by walls... then call the contractor on it and say: "I ordered and paid for a 36x16 but the permit you filed is for a 35x15 shed - what gives??"....
35x15 is 91.1% of 36x16 by area.... so tell him you will only pay the balance payment that adds up to the total of 91.1% of what you asked for, since that is all that you got.
Even in court, you will win this fight in a heart-beat... the official size is what's on the permit - not what he "tells you".
This whole case is equivalent to selling a car... if he sells you a car, and says it "made for 6 passengers"... but then he says, actual seating is for 5 (5 seat belts), the 6th person can easily lay down in the trunk - that doesnt work!!!... The car is certified for 5 passengers, not 6... Period. The definition is standardized by law.
Last edited by wally2q; 05-03-2019 at 09:59 PM.