Why Amish Sheds Are A Better Investment Than Big-Box Stores.
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Why Amish Sheds Are A Better Investment Than Big-Box Stores.

Article was published on: 11/3/21

When considering storage solutions for your home or business, there are many things to take into account. Price, size, time of installation, ground footprint and placement, and even aesthetic qualities such as matching the style of surrounding buildings. Many customers are lured into big-box stores that offer products with cheap prices and quick install times. However, many customers often quickly feel buyer’s remorse upon realizing these products have a short lifespan and are hastily constructed. Because of this, Amish sheds have proven time and again to be a much more sustainable long-term investment. Here are a few reasons why sheds from Pleasant Run Structures can actually save you money.

Construction Quality

Amish sheds are handcrafted outdoor structures that are available as both prefabricated models and custom-built projects to perfectly match your space, budget, and decor style. Many of the sheds provided by big-box stores are often mass-produced with materials of a lower grade that lack the quality construction that is required to hold up under the cold, wet, and snow that is common in the tri-state area.

Amish sheds from Pleasant Run are constructed of high-quality milled lumber and come with a variety of options of shingle or copper roofing styles, as well as wood-shingled, vinyl, and even stucco and stone-faced sidings. These structures are built atop a solid foundation, typically of a stone bed or concrete footings or slabs.

To save money, time, and weight, big-box prefab sheds are often constructed out of flimsy composites and plastics. These sheds are prone to damage from weather, as well as cracking and discoloration from the sun. Similarly, these lighter structures are often dropped directly on the ground without a foundation present unless by the owner’s discretion, which can lead to sinking and water damage.

Because our Amish sheds are built with quality materials and superior workmanship, they are often more expensive to purchase upfront than other backyard storage sheds available from retail hardware stores. However, most cheap backyard sheds will only last a few years of regular use, which leads to our next point.


As Amish sheds are built with the highest standard of craftsmanship and materials, these permanent structures will last for decades to come. These structures have been real-world weather tested in a variety of climates to last for 25 years or more. Pleasant Run Structures offers an additional 10-year manufacturer warranty on all sheds to ensure your peace of mind.

Given the comparatively short lifespan of backyard sheds available from big-box stores, an Amish shed will pay for itself many times over, when compared to the purchasing and upkeep of a shed of lesser quality. Pleasant Run Structures’ quality Amish sheds are permanent structures that can actually end up making you money.

Property Value

All sheds available from Pleasant Run Structures pass building codes of local municipalities. Considered structures in accordance with zoning restrictions, when installed in a home or business, these buildings can ultimately increase the value of the property and in turn, further, pay for themselves in the process. Our Amish sheds are widely considered as one of the most cost-effective solutions to improving equity given their widely recognized quality and lovely appearance.

The Bottom Line

Although many fall victim to the pitfalls of purchasing prefab garden sheds from big-box retailers through their cheap prices and ease of installation, many homeowners find themselves spending much more than the price of these sheds repairing, digging out, and eventually removing them. Although Amish sheds from Pleasant Run may be more expensive up front, they will quickly pay for themselves many times over, and may even raise your property’s value while still providing for all of your backyard storage needs.

No matter if you are ready to begin the installation or are simply curious about custom projects and pre-built options, Pleasant Run Structures is standing by to provide you with excellent service and affordable prices.

Our experienced team of craftspeople and builders are standing by to help with all of your structure needs. Give us a call at 1-800-440-2138 to speak to one of our representatives or visit our website to learn more.

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