2-man, 2-hour assembly, including the optional roll-up door
Shipping was very fast - just in time for a major storm's arrival. A friend and I set this whole thing up in two hours, with the decent directions enclosed. The stretch-cord ties work but lack an easy tensioning; by twisting the cords several turns after they are threaded in place, the tension can be adjusted. The enclosure had an immediate test, with heavy rain and 40 mph winds hitting even before I could even adequately nail the bases to the asphalt. Some of the swagged tubes fit a tad loosely, but using good old black electrical tape, I temporarily secured several of the tubes together. Even when wet, that tape held well.
At the peak of the storm, which dumped about 5 or 6 inches of water overnight, a huge gust slammed into the barely secured garage, lifting it intact and flipping it on its head! only one corner piece is slightly flared out, and it still fits together with the leg. At that same corner, one eye-rivet ripped out, and several of the cord-ties had popped free at various areas. I am in the process of inserting self-drilling screws on the fittings, and I plan to sink expansion bolts at the bases, along with 1/4 inch bolts to attach the legs. Space constraints preclude using tie-down lines all around, but I hope to run some guy-wires from the top part of the frame to the expansion bolts.
ProsEasy to assemble.
part numbers on pieces matched directions well.
sturdy frame when assembled (leg bases must be secured to the ground)
Consdirections need to be enlarged to better illustrate swaged ends - and a short set of sentences would help to sequence the assembly
pre-drilled holes for machine screws to join pieces more securely would be helpful
bungee-cord attachment loops are effective, but should have some means for adjusting tension