Should you custom build a ShelterTech SP Series building?
To assist our customers in making better buying decisions, we’ll be showcasing customer testimonials that highlight many of the pros and cons of some of our shelters, canopies and garages. Our goal? To help you narrow down your decision and find the shade or shelter that’s right for you.
Our first installment will focus on our premium line of custom shelters, the ShelterTech SP Series.
Tough Weather, No Problem: See How the ShelterTech SP Series Holds Up
Kansas’s weather can get pretty rough, with temperatures ranging from below zero in the winter to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. Paul, a customer in Kansas, purchased his own custom a 12 x 8 x 20 ft. ShelterTech SP Series in June 2015, and he proudly explained that wind, rain, shine and even some hail – his building is still going strong
The unit is set up on a compacted gravel base [approximately] 12-18 inches deep on a slight slope. The opening side faces west, with some early morning shade from tall pines. The Kansas temps can vary from below zero winter to above 100 degrees F [in the] summer. Since installed (approximately June 2015) there have been some storms with gusts to 70 mph, some hail, and not much snow.
What Can You Store In A ShelterTech SP Series?
Since the ShelterTech SP Series line is customizable, it’s possible to custom build these units to extremely big (and up to 100 ft. long if you need it), to as small as a 13 x 20 x 12 ft. Garage-In-A-Box (just stronger).
In Paul’s case, he was able to store quite a bit of equipment in his 12 x 8 x 20 ft. ShelterTech SP Series building.
I store five pieces of larger outdoor equipment and several smaller ones: a Kubota CUT tractor, a Case Lawn & Garden tractor, a Chipper Shredder, a Cyclone Rake assembled, a 55 gallon Sprayer, and some smaller stuff.
How Easy Is The ShelterTech SP Series to Assemble?
Depending on the size building you need and custom build, assembly may be more complicated. Generally though, we try to make assembly as easy as possible. For his 12 x 8 x 20 ft. ShelterTech SP Series building, Paul explained that assembly was easy.
I was able to assemble it 90% by myself. I need a neighbor to pull top cover over. It wasn’t all that expensive or complicated to do.
ShelterTech SP Series Pro’s and Cons
As with any product, depending on what you need there will be things you love and things you feel can be improved. For Paul, he’s pretty happy with his ShelterTech SP Series, and he seems pleased with the way that the building has held up even in some tough weather over the course of the last year.
Obviously, the ability to get my equipment out of the weather [is the most enjoyable thing about this product]…. be it sun, rain or snow. [And ShelterLogic] company support has been outstanding for the times I’ve contacted Customer Service…a better pulley could help but the zipper works fine.
Should You Get a Custom ShelterTech SP Series?
We get a lot of questions about the ShelterTech SP Series from customers, and one of the first questions they ask is, is it worth the price?
Aside from the fact that the ShelterTech SP Series is customizable (meaning you can choose your size and cover weight and color), the ShelterTech SP Series also has a larger pipe frame diameter, a stronger fame, and is wind and snow rated – so it’s built to withstand tougher, rougher weather than our other lines of shelters and garages. It’s also manufactured in the United States and made of only the highest quality materials, something we’re pretty proud of.
Want more details about the custom ShelterLogic ShelterTech SP Series buildings? Want to see how the ShelterTech SP Series stacks up against other buildings? We’ve done a side-by-side comparison – check it out here.