Last fall we purchased a 12' x 20' x 8' plastc canvas garage from TSC to store our lawn and garden equipment in.
It was hurridly constructed just before the first snowfall on a somewhat level piece of ground and anchored down in sand so I was worried that it wouldn't survive the winter and spring winds.
As winter starrted I was worried about the buildup of snow on the roof but I needed to remove it only a couple of times over the winter. The slick plastic and wind took care of most of it and the sun on the dark color took care of the rest. Only a couple of ice storms caused me to worry enough to bother cleaning it off with a broom from the inside, a couple of taps to loosen it up and it slid right off. The white interior made it plenty light enough inside and I was surprised at how warm it was inside out of the elements. The tubular steel frame gave enough to withstand the 60-70 mph winds and somehow the four 30" tie down auger/spikes held it all down in the sand..
|The ratchet down straps were nice too.|
What really surprised me was that the plastic zippers for the doors on each end held up to all of that abuse. My neighbor has had one of these up for the last 8 years and the only thing he has done to it was to add a vent kit to it. He says they retain dampness inside if you don't. They make a few different models of these Garage-In-A-Box things and one even has windows. We are planing on moving ours this summer and setting it on a foudation. So all in all I think it was well worth the $250 sale price.