Rated 4.2 out of 5Â by 249
Rated 4 out of 5Â by TG21 Great product, colors vary from stock photos
Great product, easy to put together. took about 4 hours solo with a little help from another person to slide roof panels in. Stock photos make it seem much lighter in color, but shed is actually tan/brown. Price was great for $700, on sale when purchased. Needs a completely flat and level surface
August 28, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by UnhappyShedBuyer Hard to assemble, Worthless Skylight.
The Shed is nice to look at, it seem like a good value. Took hours to build, it has to have a perfect base. We build it on a concrete slab that was level but not perfect, this caused the roof to be slightly slanted, making snapping of the roof panels extremely difficult. After a year of use the skylight broke right down the middle and the roof came apart. The skylight is made of an acrylic material that becomes dry and brittle with exposure to the sun. I called the manufacturer and they sent a replacement for the skylight. It took over 2 weeks for the replacement, we had to cover the shed with a tarp so that our stuff would not get wet. I am sure the manufacturer is aware of the problem, since all they asked for was where and when the shed was bought. I am now waiting for the skylight to break again and for the roof to come apart. If you are willing to put the time and go through the extra expense of building a perfect base, it may be a good shed. Just know that the skylight will break sooner or later. I would not recommend that you buy this shed because of the skylight.
May 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Tommy69 Great Looking Shed!
I was in need of a shed and decided on the 8 x 10 US Leisure Stronghold. I did months of research because I needed something good on my budget. I have had wood sheds and loved them but they were not only out of my price range, but I did not have the time to build, put on a roof and paint. My wife convince me to go vinyl.
Once I made up my mind, I had to decide how to make it look. I am glad that many other reviewers put their pictures up for others to get some ideas. Honestly, the only work I did on this besides the shopping was helping a friend build the base. We built an 8' x 10' base out of 2 x 4 x 8's and 2 x 4 x 10's. Then I put a 1/2' plywood on top. Everything pressure treated.
We leveled the shed on 4" high cinder blocks which took some time because my dirt and ground in my backyard was not easy to level. I read numerous reviews about the importance of leveling, so I stated it many time to my helper Chris to make it level.
Once that was done, he got it up on his own in a couple of days, but actually about 8 hours of time by himself. A couple of tough spots like doing the roof on his own and and sliding some panels in, but no real issues. The only complaints I have are the windows, the doors and those 134 stupid little caps you have to insert in to the holes and twist with a flat head. I think the windows are silly and wish they had screens in them. The doors are not super secure even with a lock on them, but fortunately I don't have any real problems where I live.
I was concerned about putting up shelves on the walls. But then my helper Chris said there are built in standards that can hold up to 100lbs per wall. So you can actually put up wire shelves and put a total of 300lbs on the three walls. Nice feature that will make a difference for me. As of now and on my second day of actually using the shed, I believe I made a great choice. Please see my pics for how I designed around the shed.
September 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BigJer Easy to build, looks great!
It took 2 grown men 1 hour to assemble the wood foundation and 3 hours to assemble the shed. 4 hours total build time. Instructions were very well written. There were a bag of lock washers that were included that weren't mentioned in the instructions. They fit on the large plastic screws that hold the walls to the floor and gables. I may install them at a later date.
Like many reviews have stated the door latches could be more robust and secure.
Overall I am very happy with the quality of the shed. The skylight and windows add enough light to find what you need.
January 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by JasonB Great shed for the price.
My wife and I got tired of stinking up our house by keeping our riding mower in the garage, so I started the task of looking for a shed. I looked at metal ones and wooden ones and was about ready to buy a wooden one when a friend suggested this one. I read the reviews here over and over for about a month and finally decided to go for it.
It went together quite easy except for the fact that two pieces of the roof truss had the holes on the sides drilled at different heights. That problem made it impossible to screw them into the brackets. Once we figured out what the problem was, it was a quick fix with my drill.
It took my father-in-law and I about 5 hours to put it together, but we stopped for drinks. The problem with with the trusses ate up about 40 minutes.
I was surprised at how sturdy it was once it was complete. I'm extremely happy with how it looks and the durability and it 's actually quite spacious. More importantly, my wife is happy with it.
Attached are a couple of photos. Please ignore the ugly deck in the background, that is next Spring's project.
September 30, 2012