Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 17
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SummitHiker I love it
I couldn't be happier with this shed, which I am using as a winter sunroom in the Denver metropolitan area (Colorado USA). I have insulated it, and on a sunny 30 degree (-1 C) day, I can count on the shed to reach over 70 degrees (21 C) by the warmth of the sun alone. My kit arrived in excellent condition with no broken or missing pieces. I built the floor kit and attached it to three 4”x6” skids that rest on a level bed of gravel. The kit is compatible with a variety of foundation styles. I chose skids in case I ever want to move it.
I had never built anything more complex than bookshelves, but I the instructions with this kit were easy to follow (except for the door installation -- that part was a little obscure). My husband helped with a couple steps where heavy things needed to be lifted and aligned. All the rest I did myself. It was so satisfying when all the windows slipped into their slots on the first try!
Some of the required roofing materials have to be purchased separately -- shingles, drip-edge flashing, roofing paper and roofing nails. I don't know why they aren't in the kit, but this does allow you to choose your colors for the flashing and shingles. It took 3 bundles of 3-tab shingles and 50 feet of flashing. I used only a fraction of a roll of inexpensive roofing paper. You also need some caulk to go around the windows.
This kit was a treat for me as a novice builder. I learned to do something new and saved money by building it myself, and now I have a warm, sunny room to use in the winter for reading and other projects.
January 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Phiilpi Great product.
The greenhouse arrived with all parts complete and intact. Despite the fact that I had never undertaken a similar project before, I was able to assemble it with few problems. I am very happy with this purchase.
October 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ploose Great wood shed!
Great Product. My Wife is making it her writing room and she loves it. Had to hire someone smarter than me at assembly, but totally worth it
November 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by greg 10 X 8 Phoenix Soloar Greenhouse
Purchased Phoenix Soloar Storage Building 10 X 8. Well designed, easy to assemble, looks good. Excellent for handymen with poor carpentry skills. If you can follow directions on a page, you can build this. Only problem I had was that the biggest sheet of plywood was damaged in shipment. I bought another for $10 at home depot..
December 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gramps The kit was delivered on time and was pretty easy to set up.
The kit was packaged pretty well and was fairly easy to put together. Some of the wood ended up twisting and warping but went together after a little working with it
March 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gardenjunkie quite satisfied with product
I needed additional storage in my yard. I quickly filled up my 8'x6' garden shed and needed something extra. I decided I wanted a greenhouse but it wasn't practical for all my needs. The solar shed met both my need for storage and my desire for a greenhouse.
I hired someone to build it and was told the directions were clear and concise.
I'm quite pleased overall with the quality of the shed, my only dilemma is what color to paint it!!
June 1, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jima Nice product
The solar greenhouse shed was easy to build. Some of the material was warped butI was able to make it all work with some minor modifications.
It will take two people at times to erect the shed. My wife was able to help me set trusses hold one end of the sideing as I did the nailing.
July 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by happybeader I used a professional carpenter to put this shed up. He insulated and sheetrocked it, making it sound and moisure proof.
I had a professional carpenter build this shed for me. After alot of caulking, he insulated it and sheetrocked it to make it sound and moisure proof. I love It.!! He also put a foundation under with pier blocks. We also switched out the door, since the one that comes with the kit was a bit flimsy. This shed is a great deal if you want a nice looking shed, but you need to know what you are doing, the instructions are not always complete. But it looks great in my backyard, is the right size and very attractive and comfy. It arrived on time, all materials there except for three boards that were damaged. Customer Service called and had me send in the receipts for the replacements. Again, I am very happy! I ordered it online, asked for a 'promo code' and got 10% off. Used the savings to buy the blinds that go with it. Delivery to my door was free! I did alot of research before buying it and this was the best for price, look, and assembly.
February 14, 2012