We put this up in February when we had some unseasonably warm weather for Ohio. Two days after we finished the assembly, we got snow and ice. Last week we had 50 to 60 mile an hour winds that took down several trees in our horse pasture. I kept looking out the window expecting the greenhouse to be a mangled mess, but it is still standing without even a scratch. We did anchor it down to a cement pad with special screws (purchased at the local hardware) and the brackets that were provided. It took us about ten hours over two days to finish the assembly. The directions are difficult to understand (pictures/no words) and if it was just me putting it together, I would have thrown it across the yard. My husband is more patient and figured it out. We made some mistakes with which screws to use and had to move some brackets, but no major issues. The plastic seems thin but it holds up well and the one day it was 27 degrees outside the greenhouse was at 80 degrees! My roof window arrived bent, but I called the number on the box and they had me email some pics and sent the replacement window in two days. I will post a picture after this batch of snow melts. Can't wait to start working in this greenhouse!
Not a 'snap' to assemble the greenhouse as Palram promotes. A file along with a good wooden mallet for my greenhouse was needed from the beginning. I'm not a novice when it comes to construction work and it still took two full days to assemble! But, once assembled the greenhouse seems sturdy enough.
Like every other Palram product I've bought, these come in a zillion pieces, but at least assembly with these was incredibly easy...hanging them, however, is another story. I suppose it depends on which greenhouse kit you have, but mine has the angled roof supports every other panel, which limits the height and number of these you can put in each column and if you put one next to another, it's like solving one of those brain challenge puzzles to get them level and hung correctly, especially when close to those angle supports. I have a run of 4 in a row and I found that more difficult to accomplish than building the entire greenhouse. They are, however very sturdy and seem to support a good deal of weight without problem. A far better value I feel than the plastic shelves, but I suspect most greenhouses will need a mix of both to maximize shelving options.
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