Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 25
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by New Homeowner Great shed
My brother and dad (both are engineers) spent the majority of the weekend putting this together, including the time spent to make the foundation level. The instructions say it should take 4-6 hours--in our experience that is not an accurate estimate! It would be more helpful if the parts were kept separate--when they opened the parts labeled for one step, there were pieces in there for another step. It made it more difficult to keep track of what goes where. There were some parts missing but customer service is easy to contact and they sent what we needed. I liked how we could choose where the windows and skylights were placed. The shed looks better than I thought it would and will nicely hold all my yard and garden equipment and tools as well as my seasonal decorations.
May 22, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Redneck Princess Decent shed
I bought this 3 years ago and turned it into a chicken coup. Very easy to clean.
Only 2 complaints. The window locks have all broken off, but the windows don't fly open in our wind. The roof peak pieces have curled up a little and rain and snow gets into the building.
Other than that, I love it.
May 30, 2016
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