I bought the roof panels to replace the roof on a garden hive cover that I had built. It was easy to install and looks nice. I think it will be more durable than what I had built.
The panels arrived with slight damage to the edges. Both panels, two spots on each. Basically just cosmetic, but it occurred before it was packed. The box was undamaged. Other than that, everything else was fine.
The new roof looks nice. I had not purchased my previous roof from Bee Built so the shape was a bit different (pointy peak vs topped off/level peak) and did not all connect but I was able to make it work.
These panels are an easy to install upgrade. I love that they are reversible, so I can change the look of my apiary without making a big fuss. The light reflected from the white side of the panels adds a lot of brightness to my partially shaded apiary. These are made with the quality materials and smart design that I've come to expect from Bee Built. They are lightweight, yet ultra durable and keep the rain out! Thank you --- I seriously love the new roofs!!!!
I have purchased these for two hives and I am quite pleased with the quality. You can install them on top of the wooden peaked roof panels if you wish, as long as you countersink the pre-existing screws in the wooden roof panels to make them flush. The new top bar can be installed directly on top of the old top bar with some longer, self-provided screws. My only complaint is that both times I have ordered them, they have shipped with only 4 screws to attach the panels instead of 8 (4 are required per panel), however they were happy to send me the missing screws free of charge when I called.