Suncast Garden Shed Options and Review Summary
One of my favourite reviews of these sheds was the one about the husband and wife building it in their driveway. It took them something like 10 hours, they chose to do it in a gale, and apparently there was a moment when the husband got a little overzealous with the hammer - nothing serious, just some chipped plastic and a appalled wife!
However, she happily states that they did not get divorced following the ordeal and that it was a great success - despite the fact that some of the tiles never fit together and the whole thing was such a pain to put up.
But when you build in a gale - you pay a price. ;-)
Good option, bad option?
Like a lot of vinyl/plastic/resin garden sheds, the Suncast garden shed gets pretty good reviews. They're strong, low-maintenance and theoretically easy to put together (just not in high winds apparently - see above).
The panels are all "snap together" type things, which is easy if you're the cautious sort. However, the great consumer reviewers warned against accidentally snapping them together in the wrong place, because apparently they are hard to get back apart.
In general, the Suncast garden shed was a good option for people looking for this sort of basic, generic shed.
Remember how every commercial used to (probably still does) end with the phrase "accessories sold separately" (and batteries not included)?
Well, with Suncast garden sheds this 'old adage' holds true. You can buy lots of matching patio accessories, lights, fences, boxes, shelves, etc, and build yourself a complete plastic village in the backyard if you want.
One of the more exciting (to me anyway) accessory packages was the power accessories that included a power strip with six outlets, a 48" hanging fluorescent light fixture and a solar powered light for the outside. I personally think that it's a nice thing to be able to find tools in the garden shed even late at night, or to be able to double the space as a potting shed and work there after sundown.
Power outlets also mean you can recharge power tools and rechargeable batteries when you're not using them without bringing them inside.
Suncast has models with windows too, which means they really can be a potting shed - a nice bonus.
Several reviews of the Suncast garden shed mentioned the construction as being very easy, but one poor person said it took 3 men 3 days to build theirs. I say if it's taking three people more than a day to build any shed, it's time to hire someone. With the exception of maybe letting a concrete slab dry, all sheds should take under one day to build in my 'professional' opinion.
However, like a lot of other vinyl/plastic/resin garden sheds, the Suncast models are also reported to be very strong and resistant to high winds. These are good things. This is probably a decent option if you're looking for something basic and relatively straightforward.
The Most Important Thing
As in any building project, get that floor level! You're going to save yourself a ton of hassles and headaches if you get the floor level to begin with. Everything snaps together so much easier! And without building in a gale I note.
Check out the Suncast garden shed pricing here
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