10 X 8 Model 60001 Lifetime Shed Is A Great Shed
This was the summer of sheds, tearing down 2 old ones, replacing with new plastic sheds, etc. I had two sheds to install, both from different manufactures and this is how it all stacked up. The first shed was an 8 X 10 Lifetime shed model 60001. I got it up in a day, all the offers for help never happened so I did it alone. Took maybe a bit longer, probably 12 hours or so. Instructions were okay, a few things were a little abstract and vague but in the end run understandable and able to follow. Done its up and its a wonderful shed, looks great, quality is above par. I learned a few tips along way if you're interested. Silicone caulk the skylights, all of them from the inside, silicone where the wall panels meet the floor to keep surface water from coming in, and seal the floor panel connection joints. Where I live rain is no joke, it rains probably 9 months of the year here and things will leak if a person doesn't seal and seal more. Next thing I learned don't be afraid to call Lifetime support, they are amazing! They forgot send a few parts, called them and it was there in a few days. I also needed a little help understanding what a few parts were for as they weren't listed in the directions. Cant say enough about the support, knowledgeable, polite, courteous, great really sums it up. Now shed 2, ugh! It wasn't a Lifetime shed and all I can say is, um, well its up. I only ordered this one because it was the right size that I needed for the pad I was installing on and there were only two available sheds that would fit the pad size. So during my two week adventure of being a plastic shed one minute expert I learned that the Lifetime shed was light years ahead with respects to quality, ease of assembly, aesthetics, directions, you name it. I never called support for the second shed. Sadly the second shed is the ugly duckling of the two sheds. Fortunately I wont be putting in anymore sheds for a very long time, but I will recommend Lifetime sheds for sure. One thing its still dry here, waiting to see when it starts the never ending rains if they stay water tight, keep you posted. I'm back with my follow up. The rains have come and we have had some big storms and here is my assessment so far. The first rain was a summer humdinger and I learned from that one. The front windows leaked like crazy as I found out I didn't put enough caulk around it. So I went out and bought a tube of clear silicone caulk and went to town sealing the front windows. I sealed the top skylights while I was at it. Since then its been dry as a bone inside, I've gone out there in some real nasty storms and its water tight. We have also had some real wild wind storms with prolonged gusts of 70 mph and it held up very well. When the wind kicks in up here its full of surprises like a constant bombardment of heavy wet pine cones that come crashing down from the 75- 100 foot tall evergreen trees. Large limbs also come down and damage the roofs of dwellings. You can imagine heavy wet pine cones falling from 100 ft in 70 mph wind can have an impact when they hit, sort of like the large hail stones they get in the Prairie States. This shed takes the beating like its nothing and looks the same as before the storm. If that had been the old metal shed I had the roof would have looked like the face of moon with all the dents. So far this shed is unshakable. Even after time and use I'm staying with my five star rating, its been an amazing shed. Still haven't had one of our heavy wet snow storms yet that will put a lot weight on the roof, waiting to see what that does. Will let you know how that goes when it happens
Reviewed by: Snow Cap from Lifetime Customer.