Before I begin please read the entire review. In the summer of 1997 my husband and I purchased this shed. Later that summer my mother-in-law purchased one as well. That was 13 years ago and there still going strong. I just ordered another one for her on 03/22/10 due to limited storage space. They both survived Hurricane Ivan which done some extensive damage to our area. This shed has well served it's purpose. There is a few things my dad helped us do that we believe help preserve the life of our sheds.
1. We built a block foundation. There were 9 columns of blocks with 3 blocks to each column.
2. We built a frame for the floor. (11 x 10) Using 2 x 6's we built a square frame and put 3 middle studs 2 x 6's also.
3. We used plywood for a floor. Then we put plywood on the floor.
4. We assembeled the shed on the new foundation.
5. Then we used screws to go around all four sides of shed and bolt it to the plywood floor.
6. We used silicone around the edges and seams of the roof.
7. Then we used the spare blocks to build the steps.
And this is exactly what we done. And I am a firm believer that it may have costed a few extra dollars but the longivity was well worth it. And when I say a few extra dollars I mean just a few. My husband works at Scotch Plywood and thay sell plywood and lumber to employees as well as the public. The plywood is miscut??? Ours seemed to be perfect but for 6.25 a sheet you can work with it. Scotch has a mill in Beatrice AL. Fulton, AL. and Waynesboro MS. I hope you have lots of success with your next shed as well.
I bought this item several years to store many keepsake items, old albums, photos, furniture, etc, and installed on a raised truss/plywood floor. After everything was ruined, I discovered it leaked (excessively) since day 1. If you want to hide your lawn/garden equipment and lock it, ok. If you want it to stay dry, forget it. I will never buy an ARROW building again. If anyone wants mine, you can have it if you will also take the long since rotted floor, too.
I started building this shed last Summer. It really is a two person job, impossible to do alone so I had to wait for help. Well the half built shed has so far lasted a major hurricane and various rain events and also some heavy ice and snow in a place that hardly ever get the cold weather. It is finished and looking great. The 10 X 9 dimension is a good fit for the back yard.
Haven't put it together yet. But it should be what I wanted. Thanks.
Purchased product online with 100.00 off and a free floor. I received the shed but no floor. The manager took care of me and made it right . The manager of the dept at Sears made it right . We callled on line sales and they told us we would have to return product and reorder with the free floor. The web page clearly states there is a free floor with the purchase. I didn't think I had to run through hoops just to get what was advertised on your web page. The manager at Sears made me feel very satisfied and I will return at the store to make another purchase in the future. I will not order from Sears's online again because of very poor customer service. I came back to Sears because the Manager knows and handles customer service very well and he went out of his way to make me happy.
Sears was the only place I place I could find the shed I was looking for.Order place and arrived on the date said.No hassles . Sale person was very helpful and knowable.This is the second shed I purchased for Sears.The first got crushed during a wind storm,a tree fell on it.Glad to have sears carry the product.