Which Type of Swing Set is Best?
While we can’t answer this question for you directly, we can provide advice and information to point you in the right direction.
Material: Wood vs. Vinyl
If you’re debating whether to get a wood playset or a vinyl playset, here are a few key points to consider.
Cost: A wood playset is almost always going to be less expensive than a comparable vinyl playset. If cost is the main deciding factor for you, then wood might be your best option.
Longevity: The average lifespan for our playsets is 20 - 25 years. When properly cared for, both wood and vinyl playsets can stand up to years of wear and tear, with vinyl having a slight edge in longevity.
Vinyl playsets have a vinyl wrapped pressure treated wooden core for a sturdy virtually maintenance free lifetime of usage. Wood playsets can splinter if not maintained on a regular basis, so you need to keep after that for safety. Vinyl won’t crack or splinter as wood can, which is a nice benefit.
Style & Layout: With both wood and vinyl sets, you’ll find similar configurations and accessory options. Some of our customers simply prefer the look of wood or vinyl and choose based on that. We do have the option of a wood look finish on the vinyl playsets.
White or Almond vinyl stands out more in the yard, while woodgrain vinyl or wood tends to blend in slightly better with its natural surroundings.
The best thing about our playsets is that you can adapt them as your kids age. For example, you might start off with a baby swing seat and then change to a standard belt seat or tire swing as the child gets older. You can also swap out a standard ladder for a rock wall or cargo net to suit older children.
Contact us any time if you’d like to order new accessories for your swing set.
Base Playset Prices: We do our best to keep prices as low as possible, while not sacrificing on quality and finish.
With several financing options available and cash discounts, Capitol Sheds will help you design a playset that fits your needs.
Delivery & Setup:
We offer free delivery & setup within 25 miles from any of our Virginia locations
Don't spend countless hours trying to piece a playset together. Let our skilled install team set your playset up in 2-3 hours.
Playset Delivery & Installation
Our in-house team of professionals will complete the delivery and installation of your playset on the prepared site on your scheduled date.
You can either do the site prep yourself or we can complete it for an additional fee. Please contact us about getting a price quote for your specific site.
Is site prep included?
Site preparation is not included in the standard playset price. The area where you want the playset placed must be cleared and be level (within 6").
Do you make deliveries on weekends?
No. Deliveries are only scheduled for Monday through Friday.
“We purchased a swing set for our grandchildren and were very pleased with the process from the beginning to the end. All my questions were answered quickly and communication regarding the delivery and set up went very smoothly. The installers were very competent and friendly.” –
Cathy McConville, Richmond, VA (Google review)
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