Rated 4 out of 5Â by 1
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Mainst69 Very nice shed.
Nice shed kit. Arrived from the manufacturer on one big double pallet. Another shipment of building materials (for the floor I believe) came from Home Depot.
All material from the actual kit was pre-cut and ready to assemble. For the most part the directions are clear and easy to follow. Some things are a little sketchy, the door install comes to mind. My brother-in-law and I cheated and borrowed nail guns from family and friends and made the job so much easier. That being said when putting the rafters together we used hammer and nail because you assemble them on the floor of the shed, using the floor and some wood blocks as a jig. It works great.
When we went on to the wall framing we went back to nail guns. The kit comes with all the needed hardware (screws, nails, etc.) Doors are pre-made and come with nice hinges and latches. One note on the doors, on the door that has the sliding bolts in the floor and ceiling, I had to use a scrap of 2X4 block on the top as a door stop and to give the bolt a hole to slide into, but no biggie.
Pretty much all "pros" to this point.
On to the "cons"...
I ordered the version with the plywood floor and 4X4 runners included. In the directions/diagrams it shows four 16' runners (made up of two 8' 4X4's). Only enough material was included in the kit for 3. I opted to go to Home Depot and buy two more 4X4's. Actually 3. One of the 4X4's was so badly warped as to be unusable that came with the kit.
We took the receipt and the warped 4X4 back to Home Depot to trade it out and get a new one. However, the receipt was for the entire kit and not just and easily swapped 4X4 sku number. After waiting for about 20 minutes with the very nice customer service people, we had to talk to Home Depot customer service on the phone there. They informed us we would have to call the manufacturer's customer service and get it swapped out. I tried to explain to her that the flooring/4X4's had come from the local Home Depot and that the manufacturer was in Pennsylvania and as it was past 5 on the eastern time, they wouldn't be open. She told me no, the 4X4's came from the manufacturer all the way from PA, even though my daughter and I watched the gentleman unload the material off of the Home Depot truck that was a short haul local delivery truck! I was wasting daylight, so I just bought another 4X4 with the intent of returning the bad one later.
Those were the only hiccups I had, and over all, pretty minimal if you ask me. I did have cause to talk to the manufacturer about some other things or just general "hey, you kit is on the way" type stuff and they are very nice. They even include a thank you card in the kit.
Because of the ease of build and the quality of the actual manufacturer delivered components I would buy/build one of these again in a heartbeat. The mix ups could be straightened out at a later time, but right then, I needed to get it built while I had someone to help me.
BTW, the roofing material/labor is not included, but the directions do tell you how much of shingles, drip edge, etc. you need to buy. I then just found a roofing contractor off of Angie's list and a single guy came out and roofed it for me in a few hours.
Hope this helps!
August 26, 2014