We invested in this storage shed because we wanted a shed that would not be able to be seen over our fence (meeting our HOA guidelines). We researched quite a few shed before deciding on this one but liked the depth of the shed to be able to accomodate our lawn mower and spreader. The slide lid makes it easier to access your lawn tools in the back part of the shed as you can "walk in" to the shed. The shed also has two swing out doors in front opening the entire width of the shed. Every spring and winter we hose out the shed which is easily accomplished with the lid back and it has withstood the hot Texas sun with no fading. The only drawback to this shed (which we could not do anything about due to HOA regulations) is losing the height of the shed and not having an area to hang tools. All in all it is a fantastic shed and well worth the money we spent. It compact enough to not take up a large area in the backyard and discreet enough to not be seen over the fence line.