A-Frame

The A-Frame shed is our standard and most economical design, featuring a lower 5/12 pitch roof and small overhangs. A door is traditionally placed in the center of one of the longer walls, with windows on either side. It’s a classic and timeless shed style, and a popular model.

About the A-Frame Shed

A-Frame sheds are a great style for those that are looking for a smaller and less conspicuous storage structure, as it has a smaller overall footprint. It’s a great option for basic storage, but can be used for a variety of other purposes, including a small poolhouse, studio, or she-shed.

The lower sloped roof limits vertical space in the structure, making the A-Frame’s interior easier to cool in the summer and heat in the winter. This roof style also is the reason why an A-Frame is less expensive since the roof requires less material and labor to build.

Don’t confuse the simplicity of this structure for a reduction in quality. Lapp Structures’ Amish built A-Frame sheds are different from the ones you see at your local home improvement store. Your A-Frame shed is built to last and comes with a quality five-year guarantee against any manufacturing defects, but will serve you for decades to come with proper maintenance.

While you can keep you A-Frame design simple, there’s nothing preventing you from customizing your shed to your tastes. Endless possibilities exist for you to individualize the shed, including a variety of siding, shingle, window, door, and shutter options.

Building Specs

  • Roof: 2×4 rafters 16 in. “on center” (OC) with 1/2″ exterior-grade TechShield sheeting with lifetime (limited) architectural asphalt shingles
  • Walls: 2×4 studs 16 in. OC with TechShield wall sheathing
  • Floor: 2×4 pressure-treated floor joists 16 in. OC with 5/8″ exterior-grade plywood over 4×4 pressure-treated runners
  • Doors: Non-prehung fiberglass or wood double doors with a diamond-plate sill protector
  • Windows: Vertical slider windows come with screens and window trim or shutters

Make It Yours

While the above specifications are standard across all of our structures, there are many opportunities to customize your Amish-built shed to ‘make it yours.’

  • For the roof, consider a dormer or cupola to give your outdoor building a unique look.
  • Opt for a cedar shake, ribbed metal or standing-seam metal roof to further customize its appearance.
  • We offer a plethora of siding options including beaded vinyl, HardiePlank, board-and-batten, and cedar shake.
  • Window options include insulated, wood sash, arched wood sash and transom windows.
  • Even the window shutters are customizable: choose from wood slat, vinyl raised panel or vinyl louvered options.

Check out our Colors & Options pages to see more . . . and if you’re feeling overwhelmed just call us and tell us what you’re looking for. We’d be glad to help make your shed shopping experience a breeze!

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