Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 23
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Very nice Shed
This is a very nice shed. Assembly wasn't too difficult, my wife and I had it up in a day and a half. Only thing I can say, make sure you have the ground or what ever you are putting the shed on is perfectly level, I can't stress that enough. I just wish it came in other colors, i'm not a huge fan of a brown shed wirh my gray house.
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robert62 Enjoy the shed
I bought this shed for extra storage like the way it went together so easy would recommend this shed to anyone looking to buy a shed
February 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Shayna Sturdy
Also purchased the heavy duty package. The shed has withstood more that 55 mile an hour winds.
February 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JN01 Nice shed, would recommend!
Overall a very nice shed, I am happy with my purchase, installation was relatively straight forward, and I would recommend to about anyone.
I was a bit unclear upon purchase about the actual size of the shed (advertised dimensions versus square footage listed in specs). The shed turns out to right at 10' wide by 16' long, including the 30" extension, on the inside. This is a bit misleading in my opinion; maybe with the overhang of the roof the dimensions MIGHT come close to the top-line as listed.
I installed on a concrete pad that was 10'6" X 16' 6". (The 10'6" was supposed to be 11'6", contractor's mistake, and the shed JUST fit on the 10'6". The 16'6" left a few inches front and back [included 30" extension], by design, which worked out OK.) Having a flat concrete surface was definitely well worth the investment. I did not secure the shed floor to the concrete. IMPORTANT NOTE: In the instruction book I received, securing the floor was the step was LAST in the booklet, by which time it was WAY too late! Dumb! But I may simply anchor it through the floor panels, around the interior perimeter, with large retaining washers anyway.
The instructions were pretty good otherwise, covered all steps, and identified all fasteners and pieces pretty well (not perfectly, as some of the graphics were a little difficult). There are A LOT of fasteners, probably between 600 and 1000, so be prepared!!! It took myself and a few friends, all reasonably capable, more than 24 man-hours to finish assembly!
I recommend looking up the instruction manual online prior to purchase or installation to understand what you are getting into and/or for preparation.
Notes on skylight: The blue film on my skylights did not peel off! Ok, so there is a bit of shade, oh well. The directions on the double-sided tape were a bit unclear, make sure you understand where the skylight fits prior to putting on the tape, or else you will use a lot of silicone caulk!
Last: I took apart the pallet that the shed was delivered on and converted it into a garden tool stand. Bonus!
I expect many years of a good looking shed out of this item!
November 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ken Nice shed
This shed was what I needed for my tractors it is smaller then I thought but still big enough for what I needed.10x12 inside approx..the way it screws together is simple but very easy to strip low torque is need!! Just a number 2 and 3 Phillips head screw driver.it needs a level 4" thick slab for Easier assembly for northern climate.and two " for southern...it takes two capable adults to assemble.the directions are ok if you follow the steps in order.there are lots of hardware packages for assembly open in order to avoid confusion .the end product looks very clean and neat a nice addition to my other sheds the last step was mounting to the slab with tap cons it stabilizes the shed considerably
July 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by doc m Good shed, instructions not entirely user friendly
Lifetime makes a very nice looking, functional shed. It is a bit weak structurally for this part of the country and would not meet local building codes, without serious reinforcement, (which I plan to do on my own--a strengthening kit is not listed for the 11' wide models). I did get two doors that did not match in color, but a customer service rep promised to send me a replacement. The shed assembly instructions were a bit quirky and nebulous throughout, but we worked through them and had a good outcome when it was finished--a great looking building. However, the (optional) shutter installation instructions were entirely useless and forced me to make my own template. Greater structural strength and more user friendly instructions would definitely improve this product to a 5 star rating.
May 25, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Exhausted Honest Review
The shed overall is of a good design & seems reasonably sturdy, but could use more reinforcement on the wall with the doors since that will take the most stress, most often. I wish the wall support channels had not only the slots for the included light-weight shelves, but also perhaps holes spaced regularly to allow easy attachment of actual Masonite pegboard instead of just screwing in the little 1' brackets that are provided to act as hangers for small items. I realize the walls are not designed to hold heavy weights, but I wanted to install full height Masonite pegboard that would rest on the floor & be screwed/bolted to the wall channel supports every foot or so to be able to allow me to use peg board hooks to rest/balance rakes, shovels, etc - not "hanging" them, having them rest on the floor, but having the top part of them resting in the hooks so they would not fall over. As much as I like getting more light in the shed, I kind of wish there were no skylights so that I could allow more than the maximum of 6" of snow to accumulate on the roof. The roof has a steep enough pitch & if I add a couple additional trusses, I could perhaps allow up to a foot of snow to accumulate (the most we usually get at one time where I live) Nothing like having to run out in the middle of the night to knock snow off the roof. Also, the assembly instructions & its illustrations are not as clear as they could be & the shed parts are shipped in 4 cartons, with parts necessary for early steps in cartons for later steps, etc. requiring you to open all boxes at once, search through all for screws, etc for the first steps, etc. & the small parts are not labeled as "needed for walls", "needed for floor", etc. You have to work hard to match them up. Opening all 4 boxes & matching required parts takes up a lot of yard space before you even get started on the install & makes it easy to mix things up/get confused if you do not have a lot of spare yard space. The shed is very attractive & hopefully will last a long time, especially considering its cost.
June 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bullseye Clean lines, sturdy construction.
You will need at least three people to put this shed up and I must warn you that the assembly booklet is not as clear as I would have liked it. Boxes are heavy and delivery by truck is going to be necessary. Having said that, it will take three people about eight solid hours to get the job done. I had a man come back the second day to do some minor adjustments. As for the unit itself, it's a clean and solid unit with plenty of space inside, including room for hanging shovels on the metal support beams (with plenty of slots for attachments, etc.). The shelving, included, has already shown signs of bending some. No big deal, but it's worth correcting. The roof is really solid and looks like it will hold just about any amount of snow that winter delivers. And the flooring, included with the unit adds a nice touch to its overall looks. Two skylights and two side windows are nice additions. The price for this unit is very attractive, as is its size. I ordered a two and a half foot extension for about $300, which gave the unit a full length of 16'. All in all, I would recommend this unit highly in spite of the minor issues that I stated in this review.
May 12, 2015