Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 11
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JJZ50 easy to assemble with help
We purchased the shed and 2 extender pks. it arrived in 4 large boxes about the size of a car. once we checked that all the pieces were there it was quick to assemble. we did it in 3 days. first was building a platform. we did not go with the concrete slab we now wish we had. much simpler than the plat form which must be squared at all times. next day laid the flooring and the sides. they went up with great ease. we chose not to screw down the floor till after the shed was assembled to allow for shifting. then we added the supports for the roof. difficulties there. that took the longest. one person can do it but best done with 2 and a sturdy ladder. 3rd day finished putting on roof. went great. there are a few places that did not match completely thats where being able to shift the floor a little helped.and bolting down after words worked out best for us. we really like the results and the look of the unit. at first it looked flimsy but once it was all together it is really sturdy. will purchase again in the future. over all took 4 hours each day. could be done in 2 , one for the deck( subfloor) and 8-10 hours then for the assembly. Husband and I are 45-50 in age and we did it our selves. except when it came to the roof braces ,we need one more persons help there. Only major difficulty was the support assembly that needed patience and tweaking constantly. defiantly need extra person for that.
over all a great weekend project.
August 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JonathanR Well thought out design. Floor dimensions aren't quite as large as the pad they say to create.
The 8x16 shed arrived in 4 boxes, delivery was no problem. Boxes were complete, no parts were missing. The overall shed design appears to have been well thought out.
I assembled it almost by myself, I needed help for the last roof panel on the left hand side. That's where you'll run into trouble if your base isn't dead level. Maybe it's going to be difficult, even on a completely level base, because this is where the whole building is drawn together. I couldn't have finished the install without help.
The metal reinforcing seem to be sensibly located, I don't think it'll fall down without a fight.
I could have lived without the little skylights, they take a lot of time to install and create holes and the potential for leaks in the roof that didn't have to be there. I could have lived with a dark shed interior.
The base isn't exactly 196 inches, like the manual says. It's a little smaller. If you're building a platform for the shed, you might want to pull the floor sections out of the boxes and assemble them for an exact size.
Overall this shed appears to be a good value.
June 30, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by astronaut1963 What a nightmare
I ordered this shed from an email sales bill I received from Home Depot and I thought it would be a great replacement shed for an old worn out metal garden shed I have.
When i started to assemble the shed It became very evident that it was missing parts right away because I put the shed floor together and it ended up being three feet short . So I laid out the other parts to see if anything else was missing and sure enough I found that the long rafter supports that this shed needs because it is long were also missing.
I called Suncast and they told me they would send me the rafter supports but that I needed to contact Home Depot to get the other three feet of my shed.
Home Depot sent out the extra three feet of the shed fairly quickly but Suncast had a delay in sending their portion of the parts.
I called them after two weeks and they said they were originally out of the metal and would have to wait for it to come from their suppliers but they had it now and would ship it out.
I waited two more weeks and called again. This time they said the parts were returned to them...They could not tell me why.
So here I sit with a pile of parts to build a building but a month in now and still do not have all the parts to put them all together.
I was looking at it all and need 50 more screws as well but I will buy those locally if I ever get the other parts so that I do not have to hassle with Suncast again.
July 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Klas Best. Plastic. Shed.
For the price (it was on sale for $1099) this is the best value for plastic shed. It's roomy, good height and easy to assemble. However it's taking me 2 weeks to build one and here is why. The inital delivery was quick, but they shipped me 8x13 instead of 8x16, luckily I didn't have to return or exchange this mess and asked them to simply ship me 3' extension. Unforunately when I finally was able to put it together with 3' extension I found out I am missing another part, roof truss bracket and have to wait an additional week. They cheap out and ship smaller part using ground method while it took 3 days to receive 150 pound extension.
Putting it all together. For the most part the assemly is easy, but you I did have to do certain things non conventional way. There are "millions" of screws and they recommend tightenning them all using manual screwdriver. I ignored this warning and used electric screwdriver to save my wrist. You have to be careful, but it does the job much quicker. Also, I had to drill metal truss holes because they were too narrow and I just couldn't fit the screw in. For the walls and floor and even fitting roof truss, it's a one man job, but when putting roof in it's best done by two people.
Floor, I don't like the plastic floor filling, I mean it might be durable, but it does flex and it actually sits on concrete base. I am planning to put some covering on top of it.
Skylights are nice, but a bit small and don't provide much light I though. I wish there would've been couple windows for such a big shed.
May 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RHHFL GOOD, STRONG SHED
Strong, well made shed. I hired a good handyman to take care of the job for me. First he poured a four inch thick 9'X18.5' concrete slab with gravel and rebar for strength. Let cure 2 days. Then, he put up the shed. He had to stop when Suncast left off 4 support parts. I called Suncast and they shipped the missing parts out the next day. In 4 days I had the parts. Shed was finished. Very little trouble putting it up. I paid $550 for the slab. $400 to the handyman. Worth every penny. Inside it is light and dry. The little skylights work perfectly. A concrete Slab is the way to go. I live in Florida and we have plenty of rain. The slab keeps everything raised and no flodding. So far...1 week I am very pleased with the quality of this product. RHH
October 14, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by OldGuy Assembly Problems
Maybe a shorter Suncast shed would have been better for me. The 16-ft. shed is actually an 8-ft kit, with two extension kits. I'm 72. It took me and my wife several days to put this together. After the boxes were emptied and discarded, the shed parts sat in the sun for several days. The darker parts, the floor and roof panels, warp when left in the sun. The warping made it difficult to assemble. A lot of 'jerry-rigging' and caulking was needed.
September 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kvigil suncast tremont 8x16
This is a great, sturdy shed. Was a very well thought out design that went together well. Most importantly, foundation by far, everything will domino if this is done right. I'm very glad I made this purchase, its very large inside.
September 2, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BRANDON GOOD FOR THE PRICE.
INSTALLATION IS EASY, JUST ONE PERSON ALONE CAN HANDLE IT. THE QUALITY IS OK FOR THE PRICE. THE FLOOR MATT IS REAL BAD. HEAT IN SAN JOSE ABOUT 80 DEGREE COULD MAKE ITS SHAPE CHANGES, IF YOU PLAN TO LEAVE IT UNDER THE TREE NOT CONTACT DIRECTLY TO THE SUN, IT WOULD BE OK OTHERWISE DON'T BUY IT.
May 26, 2014