By Marcus from
Hillsborough, NC on October 18, 2019
I would recommend this item to a friend.
We wanted an addition to the house and we thought this would work nicely - and we were right! We love it and can't wait to furnish and enjoy it for many years. It looks great and was reasonable. We had a quote to have a patio cover installed and this was a fraction of the cost. We feel it was a great deal. Read reviews and study carefully before building. I had to build a platform for it to raise the height so it would fit over the door but that turned out well. I struggled to figure out the exact size for the platform because it wasn't crystal clear which points the measurements were so I built it just a couple of inches both ways and it fits perfect. eCanopy was straight to deal with - had the best price and the delivery was as indicated (curbside so be prepared to move it). My son and I were able to break down the pallet and carry the four boxes around back. Built platform and porch in one full day with three people. My wife loves listening to the rain on the metal roof.
ProsLooks great! Plastic and screens in windows are a nice bonus. Doors don't lock but they do latch firmly. (One door wasn't working right as the latch had bent - straightened it and works perfect.) Was relatively easy to assemble after a bit of head scratching.
ConsDoors were the trickiest part for us - had to look at a picture to realize the doors are on the outside of the structure. That could be better described in manual. I built it close to the house and one side I was able to fit under the siding but one of the last steps is to put the end pieces on the roof at the top. This was impossible at that point but since I'm well under the overhang of the house I don't find that a problem since the panels are held down along the length. I was worried about gap to the house and siding and since patio slopes slightly away one side has a bit of a gap but expanding insulation tape took care of most of it.