ShelterLogic makes sense if you cannot afford to build a garage
I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where the winters tend to be long, cold and we have much snow. After the brutal winter we had last year I knew that I needed to do something to protect my wife's car, which was our newest vehicle. Since we were not financially in a position to build a garage I began to research for alternatives. Our neighbor had large covered garage/storage system and it worked well for him. I went on-line and discovered ShelterLogic and after reviewing products offered I found a single automobile storage unit that appeared to fit my needs when considering quality and cost. I need the assistance of three friends to put up the initial frame, which we completed in about four hours. The following day I was able to put the cover on the frame by myself. The previous day's weather prevented completion of the entire job in one day. A few days later I checked all of the nuts and bolts re-tightening those that had either loosened or were not initially tightened. I also re-secured the strapping and the corner stakes. Since the set-up was completed we have received at least 4 feet of snow and had several days of temperatures below zero. In addition, we live on the south side of a lake and we tend to get very strong north winds when the weather gets bad. I am extremely please with the performance of the ShelterLogic to date as it has withstood the severe weather very well.
ProsI was somewhat concerned as to whether the fabric would hold up in the wind, snow and ice, but I am pleased to say it has been stronger than I expected. I was also worried about the zippers in the front door, but they too have not been a problem. In summary, at least up to this point in time I am very satisfied with the unit and find its quality to be high and the cost reasonable.
ConsThe dimensions for the unit are accurate, however, they are really outside dimensions and since the frame is on the inside it does reduce the size somewhat. I do wish the manner in which the door is rolled up and held in place would be more user friendly especially in a cold wintery climate. This would not be a problem is a moderate or southern location.