Good Result, But Expensive And Time-Consuming
I live in New England and bought this kit to go with my new Lifetime shed after reading reviews of the roof collapsing in a heavy snowfall. Even if all those reviews were in Canada, I figured it was better to be safe than sorry. This kit is a hefty up charge over the basic cost of the shed-seems very high. It does do a great job of stiffening and strengthening the shed, though. The difference is very clear. Installation is somewhat time-consuming, with lots and lots of self-tapping screws. Lifetime could certainly make this process easier by selling the kit as an option with the shed, and giving you instructions for assembling both at once. As it stands, you need to undo some of the work you've done assembling the shed to assemble this kit. Lifetime could also do a better job of pre drilling holes to make the process easier. Also, be aware that some options, such as the corner tool corrals, won't work with this kit installed. Overall, it took me a full day to install this kit, but am glad it's there. Suggestion for lifetime - offer a package of the shed + kit, with combined instructions and an attractive price, for those who live in more difficult climates
Reviewed by: Bosmad from Lifetime Customer.