Time Will Tell
Compared to my original ShelterLogic 12' x 20' Conventional Gable Roof product, this barn style, also 12' x 20', is better made with the same wall thickness as the original, but with a larger diameter tubing of 2", versus the older 1.5/8". The assemblage is straightforward. Only two gussets were not factory drilled correctly and needed minor adjustment for a proper fit.
The shelter has only been in use since late September. I expect an easier time unloading the snow off the roof than I experienced with the original and I expect the cover material to last as long as the previous one, which collapsed in 2016 after 10 years of service.
The legs could use at least 10 more inches of height; that would increase the entry height about 6 more inches. I have to lift the rolled up door flap with one hand as I back my tractor inside, otherwise the ROP bar would hit and deform the roll up tubing at the bottom of the flap. Yes, one could install it onto blocks to gain more entry height, but, really?
A 10" extra side height could not be engineered into it? ...To that can be added the rather bush league factory instruction for installing the door roll up ropes, which, in the instructions, calls for a razor knife stab through the roof material.
Really? That is a perfect way of installing a potential rip; I used eyelet grommets from a tarp repair kit, a far more durable method that will add years of trouble-free use. All things considered, the barn style is a better option than any of the lower lines, like my previous ShelterLogic, especially if erected in a snow zone, such as mine; in my opinion, it is not comparable to my older version, as it should be with the differences... But honestly, I wouldn't expect a different scenario for well over 30 years.
Time and heavy snow falls will test the shelter-longevity; it's too early to tell, but this should be at least the equal of my previous one.