FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

PLANNING YOUR FASTPAKS ROOM

How do I order a FastPaks micro room?

It’s easy. Just call us toll-free at 855.533.7555 and a customer representative will walk you through the process. Simply tell us what you want, including accessories, and we will prepare a quote. Our business hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CST).

How long will it take to receive my room?

Lead times will vary depending on the availability of materials, but in general, initial turnaround time is expected to be 8-10 weeks.

What about shipping?
FastPaks micro rooms are manufactured in our Illinois factory and are shipped 70% assembled. Shipping charges are based on common carrier costs from Illinois and will be included in your final quote.
Do I need a building permit?
Because our micro rooms are temporary structures, in most cases you will not need a building permit. However, it is wise to check your local building codes.
Do I need a foundation?
FastPaks micro rooms do not need a foundation. All that is needed is a means to level your room (i.e., shims, concrete blocks, pallets, etc.).
How is a FastPaks room placed on a property?
In most cases our micro rooms can be set into place using a standard fork truck. Other accommodations can be made as the need arises.
Who will install my FastPaks room?
Finishing the assembly is the responsibility of the consumer but we will provide assembly instructions and a DIY video. Generally, two people can usually finish the assembly in about two hours. We find pizza and beer will most likely attract a few willing helpers!

PRICING

How much will my FastPaks room cost?

Our Contempo Series micro rooms start at $16,800 + tax & shipping.

Our Retreat Series micro rooms start at $12,600 + tax & shipping.

Our Verde Series micro rooms start at $10,440 + tax & shipping.

Our Project Series micro rooms start at $17,040 + tax & shipping.

*All pricing noted here is based on the standard room with no customization.

All of our micro rooms can be equipped with many customizable options, including a full electrical package, internet, flooring, and different panel options. Call us at 855.533.7555 for more detailed options and pricing information.

Is a deposit required when I order?
Yes. 50% is due upon ordering, with the balance due upon shipping.
How does payment work and do you offer financing?
We require a 50% deposit with the order and the balance is due upon shipment. Sorry, we currently do not offer financing.
What is your cancellation and return policy?
You may cancel your order within 72 hours from when your order was placed. Sorry, we cannot accept returns.
Do you offer a warranty?
We offer a standard one-year warranty on materials and workmanship. Some exclusions apply. Contact us for more details.

FASTPAKS ROOM QUESTIONS

What is a micro room?

A micro room embodies the spirit of “tiny home” living, but is designed to be used as a smaller multi-use room to accommodate a sitting space, sleeping space, working space, a creative space, or whatever your imagination allows. These rooms are stand-alone units not attached to a home and are most commonly less than 200 square feet.

What are the dimensions of a FastPaks room?
Our standard micro room is 8’ wide x 12’ long x 10-1/2’ vaulted ceiling. Micro rooms fold flat to about 24-inches for ease of storage and transportation. Since FastPaks is modularly designed, you can create multiple configurations based upon the basic 8’ x 12’ unit. Micro rooms can be configured side-by-side, end-to-end, or both, without the need for interior panels.
Why is a FastPaks room 96 square feet?

FastPaks micro rooms were designed with safety as a top priority. Working with larger micro rooms added safety concerns and assembly issues that we did not believe was in the best interest of our consumers. Additionally, the 96 square foot footprint meets residential size requirements in most areas of the country.

What makes a FastPaks room so special?

FastPaks micro rooms are portable, modular, sustainable, 8x12x10.5-foot structures with a vaulted ceiling. They consist of a steel frame and a variety of removable panels. Multiple units can be configured end-to-end, side-by-side, or both, to provide larger square footage without the need for interior walls. FastPaks can be folded flat, to about 24-inches, for ease of storage and reduced transportation costs. Units are shipped about 70% assembled and can be completely assembled by two people in about two hours. Engineering studies have indicated that FastPaks can withstand significant snow and wind loads and are able to support extremely heavy payloads, making them perfect for use in harsh environments.

FastPaks micro rooms offer numerous, customizable options. They can be outfitted with a variety of panels, from insulated hard-side panels to polycarbonate panels to SunSpace Sunroom WeatherMaster vinyl panels with windows and screens. Other options include a full electrical package, heating and air conditioning, choice of flooring and many others.

FastPaks do not require a foundation, thereby leaving no environmental footprint. And they are reusable; once finished with a current use, simply fold them down and store for future use.

Is a FastPaks room a tiny home?
No. A FastPaks micro room is a temporary structure that requires no foundation. So, unlike a tiny home, FastPaks micro rooms generally do not require a building permit. But it is always wise to check your local building codes.
Can I live in a FastPaks room?
As they are temporary structures, FastPaks micro rooms were not designed for permanent residency. Rather, FastPaks were designed to be a transitional living solution.
Do you offer bathrooms, kitchenettes, or partition walls?
Yes. We offer a FastPaks micro room that includes a combination kitchen/bathroom!
Can I add heating and air conditioning to my room?
Yes! They are offered as options!
What about electricity?
Yes, an electrical package is available!
Will I need an electrician to connect my room to my domestic electrical supply?
We always recommend using licensed and bonded electricians.
Will I be able to use my computer in a FastPaks room?
Yes, internet accessibility options are available!
Can I add more windows?

Absolutely! We can customize the look and functionality of your room any way you wish.

Are FastPaks designed for all climatic conditions?
Yes. Our Project Series micro room with insulated hard-side panels can withstand substantial snow and wind loads. The addition of our electrical, heat, and air conditioning options will help meet the rigors of your environment. You may also order our optional tie-down kit for added dependability. (A Finite Element Analysis (FEA) we conducted addressing snow and wind loads is available to you upon request.)
What different types of panels do you offer?

Our four Series micro rooms are fitted with the following types of exterior finishes:
Contempo Series: (3) 2” insulated hard side panels made with durable aluminum on both the exterior and interior sides and (1) vinyl sliding door panel. Both the panel and the trim come in a variety of colors. (Recommended for offices and playrooms.)
Retreat Series: SunSpace WeatherMaster ViewFlex vinyl windows with screens. Vinyl is offered with a choice of tints and screens. (Recommended for leisure rooms.)
Verde Series: UV-resistant and thermally insulated polycarbonate panels. (Recommended for greenhouse rooms.)
Project Series: (3)  2″ insulated hard side panels made with durable aluminum on both the exterior and interior sides and (1) vinyl siding door panel. (Recommended for on-site construction offices, storage areas, hunting rooms, and temporary shelter needs.)

What kind of interior finishes do you offer?

We offer upgrades in flooring, ceiling, and tiling, to name a few. Call for more details.

Do I have to paint or maintain the exterior / interior panels?

No, your room comes pre-painted and should last at least 15 years or longer.
FastPaks come with standard low maintenance interior and exterior panels. It is comparable to the kind of maintenance you would provide for the interior/exterior of your home.

What kind of roofing material do you offer?

The roof on the Verde Series are polycarbonate panels. The roofs of the other three series are corrugated metal and are available in a variety of colors.

Will my FastPaks room be secure?
Our standard windows and doors can be secured at the same level as any seasonal porch. It comes with basic security features, with upgrades available.
Is FastPaks an environmentally conscious company?
FastPaks are designed for long-term durability and are manufactured with recyclable steel frames. They are produced in an environmentally compliant factory in the Heartland of America. Our micro rooms require no foundation and leave no footprint. FastPaks can also be configured for off-the-grid requirements, including renewable energy sources.
Where can I find supporting materials for my installation?
We will provide you with installation guides once your order is placed.

SHIPPING

How is a FastPaks micro room shipped?
We normally ship your FastPaks micro room folded on a flatbed truck which allows us to ship up to 24 micro rooms at a time. However, if desired, a FastPaks micro room can be shipped to you fully assembled.
What regions do you ship to?
We ship within the continental United States.
Do you ship internationally?

International shipping has its challenges. Please contact us regarding your specific needs.

But wait! What if I have more questions?

Not to worry. We’re happy to answer any and all questions. Send us an email at info@fastpaks.com or give us a call at 855-533-7555. Thank you for your interest!

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