I hired a contractor to build this shed for me. Afterward, I asked him to write a review of his experience in erecting it because he has some tips other purchasers will find helpful. "I want everyone to know i am a professional carpenter and build $250,000 dollar homes for a living. I will start by saying the directions are not as good as I think they should be for a homeowner. Some of the pictures and paragraphs are hard to make out. The most important thing about the shed is square but this will not make it easy. The walls must be exactly square also. The hard part is the siding panels form the shape as you put them into the slots. I had the most trouble with the roof part. The building was squared but the roof panels did not line up the way that they should. I think the manufacturing part of this shed is less than the specs they should be. I had to loosen everything back up to twist it out of square to line up everything. If you leave the panels loose you will be able to move things a little to line everything up. The doors are also a issue. The cross brackets can be loosened so you can rack the doors so they will fit. Also if the bottom is not exactly level you will need to make sure that is right. I cannot suggest building a shed like this unless you have help and some sort of handyman skills."
I thought the price looked good. I was excited to get a steel shed. I've built a few before. When it came, the box was smaller than expected, especially for a (10x7). Most of the parts were bent on the ends and had to be straightened out with tools before I began (the metal was VERY thin), the steel panels were very easily dented... The instructions are a little confusing. It took a LOT of time just to get through the first quarter of the manual. The manual says it can blow away with light winds....that's a little scary. But the most disappointing part was that it doesn't come with a FLOOR. For some reason I never saw it written anywhere as "Shed shell" or "Flooring not included". No wonder it was so cheep... So keep in mind you have to secure your light winds shed down to something without a floor and still come out of pocket on the floor...that can easily let in pests or plants... I honestly can't say that I cant think of anything good or helpful about this shed. It has a million different codes for every piece painted or indented on them. Instructions had a double name for the various screws which was hard to figure out...Which would be fine if it didn't come with over 800 pieces and literally thousands of screws and nuts. This is not a easy shed to put together. Good luck. I'm returning mine.
none of this the it is advertised to be. Not weather resistent, not even air tight, not durable, can't handle any form of environment not climate controlled. And of course Craftsman is a no show for customer support!
Ordered 2 of these sheds for my mom so she could store outdoor furniture and garage items. Mom's very pleased! Nice looking sheds! Floor is sold separate so decide when ordering if you want floor.
After the construction started, the frame was built and the side panel were being installed, wind came in. Brackets for the roof were placed to support the square frame in the wind. Stakes were set to secure the building in place. Within an hour, the wind twisted the frame, destroying the brand new shed. Contacting Sears for a refund of the bad product, they held no accountability. Any warranty was strictly through Craftsman. Then, after calling, the individual stated that the true company is Arrow. The warranty does not cover hard wind. Word to the wise, build a wooden shed and don't trust Sears.
Absolutely Horrible!! We needed a shed for our everyday outdoor items. We received a flimsy box, where you could hear the metal crashing into each other by moving the box. Upon inspecting the parts prior to installation, the studs were bent, the doors were bent and there were corners of the siding which were not straight. My wife and I started the installation, making sure the floor was exactly as they book said, level and equidistant. Holes didn't line up, the doors are currently not aligned and I am extremely disappointed in this item. The instructions weren't clear, taking up even more time than it should have. Go elsewhere. Don't waste your money here....