Gazebo Penguin 8-ft x 12-ft Add a Room is rated
Rated 3 out of
This was quite possibly the worst set of directions I have ever seen. Ended up having to take the thing apart several different times because instructions were unclear which direction the pieces needed to go. The screws that come with it are basically useless. Once it was put together or “rigged” together out of frustration, the unit is pretty nice. It does not sit up flush against the house due to siding so curious to see how it holds up in rain and winter. Overall, once it was put together, it’s nice. We will see how it holds up. Gave it 3 stars bc of the instructions. Awful, awful, awful!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-05-11
Rated 4 out of
Really good solarium
The only thing keeping this from being a 5 star item is that the instructions for construction are terrible. You really need to have a lot of patience and someone with experience in putting something like this together. There are adjustments and tweaks you will need to make for this to be put together and make sure you don't plan to do this alone. We also had two small pieces missing that we are waiting on for delivery, but we are easily to use the room without them and customer service from Montreal was apologetic with a heavy French accent.
Once it is together it does make for a very nice solarium. It seems sturdy and after several rains the roof has not leaked at all. Some water will come in the windows from running down them even when closed, but I am not sure that's avoidable and it certainly doesn't keep you from using the room while it rains. It just runs down the metal wall and dries. If you put a rug down be sure it's indoor/outdoor even though the edges at most get wet. I am not sure how well this item will function during winter unless you live in a warmer climate. I suppose a space heater may work, but we have not gone through a winter with it yet.
We have decorated the room with a rug and furniture and have had people over that have all enjoyed it thus far. Once we got it put together we have really enjoyed it.
Date published: 2015-07-07