Nice shed , must be on flat ground. Ours is on the patio with a shim under the door and we have to put a tapered board under it to level the floor. The floor goes together first and make sure the holes for the doors are in the right place or you'll be rigging some holes which is what we had to do even though we followed the instructions , some how floor did not end up quite right. Sturdy shed once put together, hopefully the material its made out of will handle tree branches that fall, not quite sure but time will tell and we have a few 100 foot Oak Trees. It took two full days to put together.
PROBLEMS WITH MODEL 6446 SHED, PRODUCT ID 1409808
Received shipment on 4/15/2014, unpacked and did inventory the next day. Laid the floor the following day. Not impressed with quality of floor. When panels are tight in the center and screwed together there is a slight gap between each one on both ends, they just do not fit together tight.
Being 81 years old I decides to wait until the next day to start the wall assembly, following instructions with the first six sections. Screwed all pieces together and then tried to install 107 corner section. Slid it up tight to wall section, bent it to form a right angle and tried to insert the tabs into the slots. NO GO! Looked on the inside to see what the problem was and the floor slots were visible inside of the corner section, not under the corner section. Interior floor width is supposed to be 90 inches. Measured the floor section from edge of the raised interior floor portion to the other end of the raised interior floor portion. This should be slightly less than the inside area between the folded ends of the corner sections. Measured 89 inches not 90 inches. Had a second set of floor panels sent and laid them on the platform overnight. Measured all panels interior raised floor area the next morning; 89 1/16 in, 89 3/16 in, 89 3/16 in, 89 in, 89 1/4 in and 89 1/8 in. None measured the required 90 inches to be able to assemble the building. After laying on the platform in the sun all day all six panels were 90 or above, up to 90 ¼ in which is too wide to assemble. The floor panels dimensions are air temperature and sunlight sensitive and expand and contract accordingly. The floor needs to be replaced with a quality product that is temperature stable in dimensions for assembly.
After calls to Lifetime new floor panels were shipped. The problem was only four panels were shipped instead of six. Called for another shipment for two more floor panels. Project started 4/15/2014 when first shipment arrived. With all the delays with the floor panels, finally completed the project on 5/17/2014.
I am impressed with the quality of the walls and roof but the floor sections are unacceptable. Would I purchase it again, not with the existing floor panels.
Great Item! really fast Shipping. and very easy to est. (Updated on 11/21/2013.) (Updated on 11/21/2013.)
After searching the local Home Depot and Lowes as well as some other local shed places found this to be the best value. Free Shipping. Saved $300 from buying at Lowes or HD. Relatively easy assembly very sturdy and roomy inside. Good headroom, no more ducking while in the shed. I am over 6 ft tall and it is much more comfortable to bring things in and out of the double doors without whacking my head on the door frame. Truss system easy to assemble and while you do need two people only one needs to do the assembly. The other person basically is there to hold panels while you screw them together. Good father son project LOL
Love everything about this shed. It was delivered within 8 days. They put it as close to the location as they could get. Was easy assembled with a couple guys and looks amazing. We extended a deck area big enough to put the shed on. Great size. And we are very pleased with this product. Plus free shipping!!!
First of all my dealings with Competitive Edge have been nothing short of amazing, from the initial call to the follow up on delivery they have been incredibly friendly and helpful. The shed arrived roughly a week after purchase as expected and although the directions can be a little difficult to follow, it was easy to build. The hardest part of getting the shed up is building the base for it. The base took about 1/2 a day to clear and level then the shed went up the following day with the help of a few friends. Be prepared to work on it for a full day to ensure that it goes up properly. After it went up, I couldn't be happier with the shed!
Received 8x15 shed at 11:00 am. With the help of one to two people had the shed put together on cement base at 8:30 p.m. After 9 hours of careful reading of insulation instructions the shed looks great in our back yard. The neighbors kept telling me how good the shed was looking as we were putting it together. This shed makes the whole back yard look better. The instructions could have been a little better written but we finally were able to follow them.
Delivery was slow at destination shipping company. 4 boxes - 2 for main shed components, 2 extension units which included windows.
Most difficult part of this 2 week project was building a solid level platform. I built a wooden platform with 4x4 framing and 2x4 runners. I used metal hangars, poured concrete tubes for footers on 4 corners, and used concrete paver stones every 4 feet on edge and under every runner at mid point. I also lagged the shed floor to the 4 x 4s. Wanted to insure wind could not move the unit. Next time, I will hire someone to pour concrete!
The shed assembled as instructed. One of the truss pieces was a different length than the directions indicated ... worked fine. The directions were also mislabeled for attaching the shutters. The markers for drilling are correct, but if you measure the length the numbers are different than the directions indicate ... big deal. Everything seemed to fit ... I fully attribute that to having a SOLID, LEVEL platform! There were a few tight spots attaching the roof over the door. I also fell off a ladder, and busted my finger.
A few bruises, otherwise good project. 75 year old dad and I assembled the shed in 1 full day. The directions are fair, but some skill is required to get through the vague picture. Very little text. Be sure to check flooring pieces are assembled correctly for the doors. One of the 4 common pieces has to be turned around.
Cheers and enjoy.
A level foundation is the key to a successful installation. Take your time and make sure each step is completed properly before proceeding and the end result will be great. It is very well designed and made. The instructions online are much better than the ones included with the package. It takes two to three days to complete, but looks beautiful when it is finished.
This is a great design product, I build on the slanted not flat concrete ground. I put ADK and ADY in the wrong way, the roof is not flat. After I fix this problem and keep roof panel match the steel frame on the dot location. Force 8.14 Y-frame together, the roof is perfect match, door and wall are straight.
The wall and floor is off the ground, using shims to support the wall that is perfect. My wife and I took one and half day finished without using electric drill only screw drivers to get the job done.
great shed at great price with no shipping ... wow
Instructions were easy to follow, the assembly went by really fast. Two guys about 6 or 7 hours. As mentioned in other reviews, I would recommend not using a cordless screwdriver, manually tighten everything. We built the foundation as described, the only changes we added was that we used a 2x6 16 foot PT instead of 2x4 16 foot, because we put the shed on a slight slope and ran posts into the ground. Trying to figure out where to put a second one for all my wife's junk, I mean items.
I am very satisfied with my experience online with your web site
The delivery was good and fast. The trucker helped us to move the pallet closer to the pad. My wife and I assembled the 8x15 garden shed in a day and half. We are in our late 60s and if we can do that, others can do that just as easy. For the level pad, we used 1 foot x 1 foot concrete patio blocks and several bags of pea gravels and some bags of sand from Lowes to help level the patio blocks. We wanted the pad to be larger (that is 9x16) than the stated requirement of the directions of the booklet provided so as to have "splash areas" for the rain gutters and to allow for drainage. Also, we built a small ramp to the doorway with some the patio blocks. The shed looks great in our backyard. Our neighbors gave it good compliments and will probably want to buy one.
Yes, we would recommend the shed and if we need another, we will contact Competitive Edge to purchase it.
This is a great product that was easy to set up. After the wood deck was in place, I built it primarily myself. My wife helped to hold things in place a few times, about 2 hours worth of help. My time to unpack, check contents (everything was there), and construct it was less than 8 hours.
The shed looks great in the backyard, very classy. Everything from the delivery to constructing was great! Instructions easy to follow. Needed one other person to put up, did in 2 days (4 hours. each day) Came out great all parts were there and went together perfectly! A lot of room, and serves my purpose well. I recommend this to everyone. Thanks for a great shed! The best!!!!
We purchased Lifetime 6446 outdoor storage shed as a playhouse for the kid. It was relative easy to install, except the door, there was still a bit confusion by the manual, but we figured it out.
The product was very elegant and well design. The window could have improved a bit to make it more user friendly to open and close, but over all, a great product.
This is the only type of product our building codes would allow me, as a result I went to a larger size and am very happy a little over a year later. (Updated on 12/7/2009.)
We have had ours for over a year now and are very pleased with it. We liked the fact that is all plastic with some metal supports so it does not have to be painted. We have not had any problems with it and would recommend it to our friends.
2 sometimes 3 of my neighbors came to help me put up my new shed. Its instructions were very easy to follow and the shed went up in 1 day. I would recommend this shed to anyone. The hardest part was cutting my lawn out, (hired a young man), and leveling a stone dust base. I had to level, pack, water, re-level several times to get the level that I desired. I do wish that they had a roll up door option for the end as I am working on constructing my own.
RC Newburyport, MA
It has a nice clean look. Looks good in the back yard. Looks like it belongs there. Its very sturdy and serves the purpose I got it for. I am very happy with it. THE BEST!!!
Thank you for your prompt excellent delivery also. All pieces were there and was really not too hard to put together as long as you take your time and pay attention to pieces. We had it up over the weekend. Thank you Thank you, Thank you!!!