Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 37
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sherry Sidemate Satisfaction
The Sidemate Vinyl shed is doing an excellent job in storing our overflow garage items. It does take 2 people to put it together. One reading the instructions and providing the appropriate pieces while the other person assembles the shed. The shed stability was a challenge until all hardware was attached. It is the perfect design for our small area. It blends well with our garage color and is waterproof. Inside, we added a wooden table for more storage capability. Very Satisfied with this Sidemate Shed!
August 5, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SR It's OK
The shed is OK. The instructions are pictures, which requires a bit more attention to detail to ensure parts are put together correctly. Many of the holes did not line up, making assembly rather difficult at times. Also, many of the part labels were difficult to read.
That being said, it provides sufficient storage for my yard tools.
November 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jdp Want a headache?
Never, ever again. Next time I will build from scratch. This had an insane amount of pieces. Wont do it again.
November 11, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MechEngr Big Disappointment
Holes in the plastic rarely ever lined up with the holes in the steel parts; fit-ups were very difficult and required much force.
Poor fit of blocks CCF into the corners of posts CCS meant that the screws S2 were far too short to reach the steel inner post.
Molded plastic blocks did not fit the shaped sections well at all.
Markings on the parts came off many pieces in early handling, were very difficult to see on many others. Poorly done!
The internal steel bracing strips are far too flexible to be able to add the needed stiffness to the wall panels. I was only able to complete the walls by adding additional wooden braces.
The "foundation kit" that is included is a joke. It is such light gage sheet metal that it would never support a floor load placed upon it. It might be useful as a jig for placing into a poured concrete base (which I did not do).
The instructions consist almost entirely of "wordless wonder" diagrams -- the sort where you say, "I wonder that that was supposed to mean?" Urgently needs supplemental notes.
April 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bigyeags Very pleased, now that it is built.
Laughing hard at some of these reviews. No this shed is not really easy to put together. I did not have the problems some people had, though. I built a foundation out of pressure treated 2x4s and 3\4" pressure treated plywood and made sure it was level. I made sure my u-channel base was square and measured right. After that it was just a matter of assembling the hundred or so pieces using the several hundred fasteners. Take the time to really study the directions. Now that it is finished (4-5 hours), it seems really sturdy and should be very waterproof.
June 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Penny Great supplemental side shed
Our handyman put it together. Took him and a helper a few hours. It holds bikes, garden tools and stroller, no leaks. Small footprint, enough space for us. Only four stars bc we had to pay somebody to assemble and buy a plywood floor which made it cost a bit more. Delivery was excellent
June 19, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sasquach Shed take 2
Under no circumstances Do Not try to put it up in the wind. 5 of us started to put it up then the wind came up before we could to the roof so we took it down and waited for another day.
Day two 3 of us put it up in about 3.5 hours first I assembled all the parts I could the night before and located the rest of the parts. It went up without a problem some of the parts had a little adjustment with fit but a hammer and it was a go. I foamed all the joints and caulked the remainder to add a little strength not it is solid and I am pleased with it. Even with my disability I was able to build the shed in a reasonable time just preread the directions and preassemble what you can and it will go well.
December 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Quack Better than it seems
I'm a 40 year old female who isn't exactly a construction worker and I was able to assemble this on my own. Although, I'd definitely recommend a buddy system. It took me about 5 hours total (had to quit due to darkness and it took me two days). You need plywood and silicone to round it out. Also, you will need a step ladder and a power drill to put it together. Don't try to do it with a manual screw driver. The metal frames slide up and down in the plastic a little, so you might need to adjust the plastic covers to get the screw holes to line up. Otherwise, I didn't have much trouble getting things to line up except for two of the final pins on the roof sides. Again, it would have been nice to have another set of hands to help line things up easier, but I managed without too much difficulty.
As for the use of it: it is more stable than I expected. I think the one set up at the Home Depot wasn't constructed well and appeared really flimsy. It isn't exactly the sturdiest thing ever, but it will do the job of being the outdoor storage area I need. I will update my review if anything bad happens in the long run.
January 6, 2015