This shed has been great for my needs and has not disappointed me. I bought a 8'x5' shed for my first home and when we sold our home a few years later and moved into our new one I was really kicking myself for not taking the effort to bring it with me so I bought another one. I really like this size of a shed because it is low profile enough not to get in the way of the yard but big enough to fit what I need in it. I put it together by myself with the exception of two steps when I had my wife hold something while I screwed a piece into place and it took me roughly five and a half hours. The instructions were easy to follow and they provided a lot of extra hardware in the kit just in case so that was nice. I placed my shed on a homemade skid foundation and screwed it down in each corner with a washer for extra strength and with all the windstorms here and at my last home I have never been nervous about it blowing over. I currently have a snow blower, lawnmower, wheelbarrow, stack of tires and some other various yard tools in my 8'x5' shed and it all fits comfortably. What I like about the newer model over the older one is the latching system for the door, it feels more secure and stable compared to the older model. I also like the window on the side and in the doors as well as the skylight that allows so much light in. My last older model didn't have any windows and if felt like a cave but that is not the case with this newer model. I also like the air vent that allows hot air to escape and prevents it from getting too hot inside and yet prevents bugs from getting in. For a shed this size and at this price it has been exceptional. I have received several complements on the color and design of it from neighbors and family and they always are shocked with how much can fit into it. It really frees up my garage.
I purchased the 8ft by 7.5ft Lifetime shed from Costco. I spent a couple of weeks building a concrete slab for the shed to sit on. While the slab building was a laborious task, it made building the shed so much easier. It took me and my wife about 6 hours to build the shed. A lot of that time was putting together the roof trusses, gables and doors. Once we actually started putting the shed together on the concrete slab it took about 2 hours. I would suggest taking the time beforehand to assemble the roof trusses, gables and doors. That way when youâ€™re ready to build the shed you wonâ€™t have to spend a lot of time assembling these pieces. Now that the shed is completed it looks great! Iâ€™m amazed at how much stuff I was able to get out of my garage and into the shed.
The shed went together quite well. The assembly hardware was bagged and labeled individually for each step. There were no shortages. In fact there were extra screws and such. The instructions were very concise. It pays to pay attention to the fine detail & follow them exactly. I got a little ahead of myself at one point and had to backtrack to correct my mistake. The only recommendation I can make for an improvement in the instructions is a little larger pictures in the detail sections. Not too bad though. As for the quality of the shed, it certainly seems sturdy enough (for a plastic shed) & well thought out but I don't yet have the test of time. It's overall quality and features were at least as good or usually better than the other 3 or 4 top brands that I looked at. There really are no negatives here so I would definitely recommend this shed.
I purchased my shed 1. Month ago and have to say what a roomy and well made shed this is. So far the only issue I had was aligning the front doors but that is a foundation issue other than that it's really nice
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