A shed is just a shed, isn’t it? It’s a little building for storing tools, lawn equipment, bikes, and random things that don’t fit in your house. And it sits in your backyard where no one see it.

So where’s the best place to find the shed you need? A short drive away at the nearest home improvement warehouse. You can pick up a cheap kit and build your own shed over the weekend. And then you’re done, and your shed will last for 50 years. Or perhaps you’re not done, and your shed won’t last beyond a few year?

While buying a shed kit from the “home improvement” store seems like the best idea, doing so is more expensive in the long run. A well-build shed made of quality materials will last much longer than a cheap, poorly made kit shed. You won’t spend as much initially when buying the kit as you would when buying a quality shed, but your cheap shed probably won’t last long. Soon you may be looking at replacement options. Then, you’ll be paying for a second shed while you could have simply purchased a better shed to begin with.

So what is the alternative to cheap kit sheds? The Amish built, quality shed. And here’s why:


Amish built sheds are a better investment than shed kits because they last longer. The big box kits are less expensive because they are constructed of inferior materials and mass produced. They can be dented, scratched, and broken down faster than Amish built sheds which use high-quality pine and heavier siding.

Amish built sheds also last longer because they are already constructed or are much easier to assemble than purchased kits. Warranties on big box shed kits are shorter because much of their quality depends on the skill level of the person putting them together. Purchased shed kits typically start to break down after a couple years whereas Amish built sheds are expected to last 15-20 years or more.

Looks, Appeal, and Security

Although sheds are typically constructed behind or beside a home, they can add visual appeal to your property. A durable Amish built shed enhances your property in addition to providing reliable storage solutions. Adding a superior locking mechanisms means your shed is more secure than a flimsy store-bought kit.

Amish built sheds are an asset not only while you live in the home, but offer a significant ROI as an appeal to future buyers. A quality outbuilding essentially expands a property’s ‘liveable space’, whether the shed is used only for storage or also as a workshop or shelter for animals.


Amish built sheds are made to order which means the options included (window count, type of siding, color, material, etc.) are completely up to the consumer. Picking a shed kit from the store doesn’t give you this advantage and flexibility.

If time is an important factor in obtaining your shed, we have prefab sheds in stock which are made to the same quality specs that our custom sheds are made with. This lets you get your shed faster while still giving you a few options for customization.

If the most important factor for you is what you’re using the shed for, we can customize your shed to fit perfectly with what you desire its function to be.

Less Expensive but Not Cheaper

While buying a quality, Amish built shed is not initially cheaper, it’s less expensive in the long run since it will last much longer than a cheaply built shed.

Capitol Sheds of Virginia features Amish built sheds, garages, mini-barns, two-story buildings, horse sheds, coops, gazebos, and many other structures available in a wide range of materials.

Contact us today, and we’ll help you explore the options available to you for getting a long-lasting shed that will fit your needs.