Keter Horizon Resin Shed, 7 x 10-ft
Took a chance
I purchased a 7x7 as a quick fix last October, 2011 and after installing it I wasn't overly optimistic. I thought it would come apart or fill with snow over the winter, drifting in from ventining etc. It's now March 2012 and I'm actually pleased with the result. This little shed survived a Newfoundland winter and everything inside is safe & dry. I can't say I'd recommend this shed but I can say it did what I wanted it to do and it's not an eye sore by any means.
March 17, 2012
I bought this shed in August 2011. On March 3rd, 2012, a mere 9 months later, after a windy night, I woke up to see the shed completely destroyed laying in pieces in my backyard (see attached pictures). Based on some of the other reviews, I don't seem to be the only person with this problem. Do yourself a favour, and stay away from this shed.
The sad part is that my neighbour's shed (also made of resin plastic), which stands just 10 feet away from mine, remained completely unaffected by the winds.
Now, I only hope Canadian Tire will help recuperate my losses...
March 3, 2012
DO NOT PURCHASE!!! Unless it's for INDOOR USE!!!!
I purchased this shed thinking any "negative" reviews on here by anyone were just bad luck and/or it mustn't have been assembled properly.
I didn't want the larger expense or hassle of having to have a real wood shed put together, plus maintenance such as painting or the cost of siding, so I went ahead and purchased this "Shed". It wasn't long after that I realized I had made a HUGE HUGE HUGE MISTAKE!!!
I had a professional construction company assemble the product, and within a week, we had one small rainstorm and two pieces of the roof blew off, then within another couple of weeks we had another storm (I live in NS...it doesn't get that bad) during which the REST of the roof (minus one piece) PLUS a door blew off...but the BEST part is, the door RIPPED right off it's hinges so now the door cannot even be put back on without ordering new hinges. I do not have anyone that I can ask to put the pieces of the roof back, let alone the door. I would have to hire someone AGAIN. So am I to just throw away MORE money? How many times is this going to happen?
I am going to be disassembling the product and returning it if possible, or at least get a credit from the store.
Honestly, please do NOT buy this product. You will absolutely regret it. I am not sure why some people have rated it highly...they must live in a part of the world that never sees any form of a rainstorm!
If you want an INDOOR SHED, then it would possibly be a decent purchase, but even then I would disagree.
December 14, 2011
Waste of $1300.00 Worst Purchase Ever
Product assembled relatively easily, and was useful till we had 80km hour winds, which is not uncommon in Saskatchewan. We had a small rain storm the other night and the winds reached 81 km/hour at which point the entire shed (minus the floor) lifted off its base and landed in our neighbours yard in many different places. Shed could not be fixed as it had many broken pieces. DO NOT RECOMMEND TO ANYONE!!!!!
June 30, 2011
Pleased with the end result
Ships in 4 boxes each roughly 4x3x1', bring a truck!
Unpack all boxes first because the parts are scattered throughout.
They say assembly takes 2 1/2 hrs. Plan on a lot longer
Some parts are not as illustrated and mislabeled and the instructions are pictures only (no written explanations)
Go to "Keter's" website and watch the assembly video first.
The floor seems quite flimsy and spongy but you could sheath it.
The rainwater collection system requires you to attach a piece of garden hose to the little gutter (one side only) and drop it in a receptacle. Since only one hose fitting is supplied the other side is left to you.
Time will tell if it will stand up to wind and snow.
I broke one hinge trying to install the doors. They are a little challenging.
All in all it looks good and won't require any paint or maintenance. Good luck!
May 3, 2011