Arrow Commander® Steel Storage Unit - 10' x 20' - Off-White is rated
Rated 1 out of
Metal sheeting is paper thin, end walls are super flimsy, and the instructions are horrendous- pertinent info. is spread through out the instructions..so read ahead at least 10 pages before doing anything.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 1 out of
Prepare for an experience
We needed a 10' x 20' shed as additional storage for our property. I honestly wish I had done my research better as to the quality of this item. The framing for this shed is unweildy at best, and very difficult to put into position. The bottom rail, into which the truss legs are supposed to fit, is made of a very light-gauge tin that bends and warps, and the pieces have to be shoved together, at this point they are ony held by a screw in the bottom of the truss leg where one has to force it to go. You definitely need able help to get a couple of trusses up, and then figure out some way to brace the flimsy subassembly. When I buy an engineered building I honestly expect better. Many if the holes are misaligned, and the top caprail is a nightmare to get into place. I finally gave up on the small screw and bolt assembly method on the roof panels and went over to 3/16" x 1/8" aluminum rivets, because rolling the roof panels back while on a ladder is a dangerous exercise in futility while trying to thread tiny nuts. If your area gets hail at all, or high winds, I would avoid this product. I couldn't submit the review without a star, but here in the writing I would give it star debits. Not well engineered, difficult assembly, poor alignments (yes, my grade was flat as a billiard table, and square). If you like frustrating challenges for a non-aesthetic and obviously temporary structure, go ahead. This reviewer will not buy an Arrow again.
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 1 out of
First, make sure your base is completely flat, level, square and smooth. If made from cement, nothing should protrude the surface. The manual is horrific and pictures need some help. The truces went together without a hitch. The base and rear frames were a nightmare. 2' channel with reverse U edging. 3 equal parts being inserted into each other with pre-drilled holes. Are you kidding? I had to remove a portion of the U edging and do some slam banging and even then had to drill my own hole. Whoever engineered this thing needs to try and assemble this shed. I expect better from a USA made item. Once the frame fiasco is done, make absolutely sure that the frame is plum and square and doesn't move as now the skinning nightmare begins. Everything is pre-punched. If you are the slightest off in plum or square, be prepared to drill your own holes or have a sadly mal-shaped, bent skin. Also, it you lean on this metal in the slightest way, be prepared to have to bang out a wrinkle with a 2x4 and 1x1. Also, the use of these tiny screws and washers is difficult unless you have little tiny hands. I would have prefered self drilling screws with washers already applied and would have been more than willing to pay more for that. Once the sides are done, the roof and gables are the next nightmare. With my assembly, one side of the roof matched it's pilot holes nicely with minimal distortion. The other side was pitiful. As another reviewer mentioned, capping the roof was another total frustration. I had to drill my own holes and silicone theirs. A lot of drilling to get the skins down on the trusses. The gables are flimsy, you wind up with wrinkles. Be prepared to be using silicone caulk to make up for the bad design. After the frustration of skinning this shed, be prepared to use a lot of silicone caulk. Do yourself a favor and run a hose on the roof to see if you have any leaks before putting anything in this shed. Doors and door assembly leave a lot to be desired as with the rest of this project. They are flimsy and any hard pressure will wrinkle the skin and / or warp the door. Also, put some sort or restraining chain on the doors as the wind will wreak havoc if not shut tight or left open. I read somewhere that this shed took 5 hours to assemble. That is a total joke. The one things I can say nice about this shed is that during the time it took to get this shed together, the parts were in the yard uncovered and not a spec of rust anywhere and once it is together and leak proof, it is a nice shed. The grief of putting this thing together was painful to say the least. Being brutally honest? I wish I have saved for another year and made this out of wood. It would have been completed in a week, rather than total hours being near a month. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2020-01-17