Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 14
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by handymanrob Easy to install
I bought this storage shed for a rental property to keep outside items in. Placed it on a pad of cement and the install of it went very easy. Had it up in 3 1/2 hours. Like all sheds, I think they are all a bit over priced but other then that it will work fine.
January 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer 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 4.0 out of 5.0 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 4.0 out of 5.0 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
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Thomas Would never recommend this product
The instructions were not to bad to follow, some parts should indicate which direction they need to go. Parts are not clearly marked, but the biggest problem is the thickness and durability of the plastic, especially the panels. They are so thin, if anything falls against the walls they will break. If you needed to replace a panel the shed would have to be disassembled first. Structurally, once it's together it's fine. It took me about 9 hours to put together.
September 25, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WesRunner Follow the Directions and Hope
I bought this particular shed because it was one of the few that met our home owners association's restrictions on height and yet was still easy to stand up in (I am slightly under 6'). It took us (equivalent of 2 &1/2 people) working for 5 hours to assemble the shed. That does not include all the work that went into preparing a stone base and the foundation for it. We are fairly experienced in these types of projects, but this turned out to be a little more difficult and time-consuming than we had anticipated. I had read the other reviews and so expected some hiccups in the process, but was not able to avoid them all.
The main guidance I have is to follow the instructions exactly, use some common sense, and hope you get it right. The instructions - consisting almost entirely of pictures and very little text - are not detailed enough. For some steps a caution is given about making sure you have holes facing a certain way and so on, but then for other steps that are just as important, if not more so, there is nothing said. About 3 or 4 times we found we had made an error by inserting a piece in the incorrect position and then had to decide whether to disassemble back to the point of error, or simply plow ahead and drill our own holes to make it fit. For the errors found in the last hour, we tended to just plow ahead, as our attention and energy were about sapped. When assembling, the most beneficial thing you can do is look at the pictures in the minutest detail and make sure you insert the part exactly as shown. That sounds like a given, but trust me, it takes some concentration to get it right. And in some cases I am not sure the picture instruction is adequate, so you are flying blind occasionally - that is where "hope" comes in. One thing the manufacturer did well was to label each part, which makes it easier to match up with the picture instruction.
Overall, in the future if I need another shed similar to this one, I would buy it again.
August 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Homewrecker Pretty durable
I've had this shed for over 4 years and it's held up pretty well. Even fits my motorcycle inside for winters with a little bit of manuvering. It has handled 24" of snow ontop as well.
March 6, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JohnHomeowner Spend the extra money
I would recommend spending a little extra and buying a wood shed. I had this shed for almost 2 years, however, during a recent storm, the roof lifted off and the rest of the shed collapsed. I had to trash it.
Note: If this shed is not on perfectly level ground, it will warp and cause the walls to cave in. If you do purchase this shed, be sure to secure it to a foundation that is durable and won't warp.
May 5, 2009