Rated 3.4 out of 5Â by 13
Rated 4 out of 5 This product for the price is a good bang for your buck
The instructions were fairly good as long as you paid strict attention to them. All those embossed part numbers were sort of confusing. After completion in 8 hours in my case the unit was strong . Upon delivery, which is in no way the fault of Duramax, the right door was bent. Finding this after the whole unit was installed was kind of disappointing. So I just left it as it is. Keeping the door shut now I use a S bolt to keep the door closed. The unit says it is 8 foot but I think it is short of what it states because my other unit was actually 8 foot and this unit is much shorter in width. Overall, I am happy with the unit. Nice looking also
July 21, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by tmichael599 Temporary Shed
I bought this shed, and at first thought to myself what had I wasted my money on. But I went ahead and read the instructions fully prior to starting the assembly which really helped. I have my shed mounted on the foundation that is provided and that is bolted to a concrete slab. Needless to say it has preformed well in fairly severe rain and wind and held up rather well. I is a good idea to use additional screws when you assemble this shed, and you will not have any problems. I am going to purchase another one, to store the rest of my stuff.
January 4, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Paul Easy to put up
With some hesitation, I bought this shed for to store my yard "junk". Before buying, I read all of the reviews: "just 6-8 hours to assemble" or "missing parts" or "difficult to understand directions".....etc....I was afraid that I was biting off more than I could chew.
We had none of that. We got the shipment promptly. I printed off instructions from the Duramax website before starting the build. I did a little reading before starting to build - a critical step. With the help of my 15 year old son, we had it up and completed in under four hours. The instructions were simple to understand, the shed went up very easily. We lost about thirty minutes in the middle becuase my screwdrivers' battery died - otherwise it would have taken less time.
In fairness, I did build a wooden platform about a week before the shed was delivered. If you take that into account, you can add a couple more hours.
If you add everything up: I spent just under $900: $665 for the shed, $200 for the wood for the base and the shed floors, a few bucks for caulk and outdoor polyurethane to coat the wooden base.
A couple of recommendations:
1. Don't do it alone.
2. Have at least two power screwdrivers available
3. If you set the metal base on pressure treated lumber:seal the lumber first and/or spread heavy plastic underneath the shed. PT lumber will accelerate rusting.
4. Open the box, take out the parts and organized them in to "wall" piles and 'roof" piles. All are clearly marked.
5. When putting on the roof : put on ALL roof panels BEFORE using fasteners. Some fasteners go through three roof panels at once.
6. Spend a few bucks and a few minutes caulking everything with good quality outdoor caulk. It will save headaches later on.
Have fun. Paul
April 7, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Rhett Several Problems Encountered
When ordered thru internet, shed was listed as 6' depth. Box that unit arrived in and enclosed instruction sheet also said 6 feet. However, unit received was 5.25 feet. Had already built foundation for 6' depth, so I had to modify previously built foundation before construction of unit. Note: the foundation provided in the unit was very flimsy and would not have supported any substantial weight. Had to talk to shed manufactuer in CA to get size confirmation as size instructions were confusing. Company rep stated that instructions need to be updated. Unit somewhat difficult to assemble as embossed part numbers were difficult to read on each piece. It is over priced considering the rather fragile sturdiness of unit. Also unit should include a piece that prevents water from coming in at bottom of door. Had to create our own part to keep water from coming in under door. In closing we probably could have built a sturdier shed and placed vinyl siding on it for the money we have invested in the foundation we built and the shed that we purchased.
October 28, 2009
Rated 4 out of 5Â by PeeceeWizard Duramate 8 ft. x 5.25 ft. Vinyl Shed
I had a concrete pad (8.5x6.5) pre-poured last Fall in preparation for this shed (I had one at my previous home). Didn't use the foundation kit - used 22 tapcons to anchor bottom rail to concrete. Friend & I installed the shed in approx. 5 hours. No missing parts - very sturdy once built. Included skylight didn't seem to fit properly, but with a utility knife and some clear silicon caulk it looks good and has proven to be watertight.
April 5, 2014