Colonial Garden Shed

The Colonial Garden Shed uses the Garden Shed design as a base, but adds a steeper 10-pitch roof with decorative braces under larger 12-inch overhangs. Carriage doors with shuttered Colonial style windows give this shed a time-tested look reminiscent of Colonial America.

About the Colonial Garden Shed

This style fits in well in areas where Colonial architecture is commonly found, like the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, but the Colonial Garden Shed will complement any modern or traditional home architecture just about anywhere.

We like to think of this model as a fancier alternative to the more simplistic A-Frame, and the much larger overhangs and decorative braces give this shed a little more personality. The steep roof pitch and large overhangs offer other advantages.

If you live in an area where snow accumulation is an issue, you may want to consider a structure with a steeper roof pitch, to discourage snow and debris accumulation. The overhangs also help keep the elements away from the sides of the structure, offering further protection.

The slightly larger size of the Colonial Garden Shed allows for more customizability than a standard A-Frame. You can add vents for air circulation, and a cupola on top to accent your design.

Of course, as with all of our structures, you have a variety of design options to choose from, including siding, shingle, window, and shutters. We’re also big fans of adding optional window boxes too: we think they look great on Colonial Garden Sheds!

Your new shed comes with a five-year warranty against any manufacturer defects, but with proper and regular maintenance your Colonial style Garden Shed will last you decades.

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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