The longer I live, the more possessions I seem to have. To keep harmony inside the home, I bought the 10x10 shed. Living in South Eastern Connecticut, we get rain, snow wind, wind, and then we get storms that combine all of the above. Now, this shed is not difficult to erect, and if you do it properly, it should, as mine has, survive the storms, this one survived the hurricane of 2011, and Hurricane Sandy. I've had branches fall and not do any damage to the shed. Because it is considered a temporary shed, I am not taxed for an out building. All things to consider. I would recommend this to friends and family, for so many reasons.