Dutch Colonial

While Colonial is in its name, don’t confuse the Dutch Colonial shed with the Colonial Garden Shed. This design more closely follows our High Barn design, but adds a Dutch-style “flared” eave to set it apart.

About the Dutch Colonial Shed

The roof style is called a “gambrel roof.” It normally has three ridges: one on the peak, and one on either side to create a second, steeper pitch along the outer edges. Additionally, the Dutch Colonial adds a third pitch near the ease of the roof, to achieve its unique appearance. There is ample vertical space inside the Dutch Colonial shed, even with the addition of a loft.

On most Dutch Colonial sheds, a barn style door is placed in the center of one of the longer walls, adorned on either side by windows to allow light in. However, some of our customers have opted for a large door on one of the shorter walls, making it useful as a garage or storage for their lawn equipment. Positioning of the doors and windows are completely customizable.

Your Dutch Colonial shed comes with a host of available options including custom siding, shingle, window, and shutter styles, and a five-year guarantee against any manufacturer defects.

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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