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.
- I 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.
- The 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.