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Garden Bridges

Putting in a garden bridge is a wonderful way to not only add functionality to your space but also add elegance and class. Our bridges are Amish made in Lancaster County, PA and are made with #1 Grade Materials. They can come in either vinyl or wood (Pressure Treated Southern Yellow Pine or Cedar) and there are many styles to choose from. You can choose the right fit for your garden space or pool area. They can be delivered anywhere in the USA. 

The bridges have approximately a 10% incline on the bridge floor. They are harmless to pets & plants. Bridges over 20′ in length will have a laminated beam. Weight limit on the regular or wide bridges is 1,000 lbs., the weight limit on narrow bridges is 500 lbs. Bridges can be customized to hold more weight. The lumber is double kiln dried. Custom bridges are available, built to your specifications.

To See Our Selection of Bridges Click Here.

 


 

 

 

The Madison Vinyl Bridge

This classic style foot bridge is the Madison. It has a 29 inches high railing and is 32 inches wide between the rails. The width on any of the bridges can be customized in 1 foot increments, so that it will be ideal for your space. The Madison style is only offered in vinyl.

Bridge Shown is 14 Foot Long

 

 

 

 

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FAQ: What is the difference between wood & vinyl playground structures?

During their search for play ground structures customers often ask us the the difference between vinyl and wood. Each has a huge amount of options which allows you to create the set of your child’s dreams. A lot of the time it comes down to price and maintenance of the structures. Any of the play sets we offer can last a lifetime. Here we try to make the decision easier with our FAQ: What is the difference between wood & vinyl playground structures?

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main sketchFrequently Asked Question: What is the right size gazebo for me?

Gazebos are a very popular way to add class and elegance to an outdoor area. They are a great way to enjoy the outdoors while providing shade. Add adirondack chairs, a table, or a bench and create the ultimate lounging experience. Businesses often use gazebos for a space their employees can eat lunch, hold meetings, or even as a smoking space. With so many sizes and style options it can be hard to choose what gazebo would be a perfect fit.  Here we will answer the Frequently Asked Question: What is the right size gazebo for me?

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20150824_152907alterFrequently Asked Questions: What does roof pitch mean?

Customers ask this question quite frequently, it can get a bit confusing trying to describe it. Especially when Robert is trying to show you with his wild hand gestures. The pitch of the roof is referring to the steepness of the roof. Pitch is associated many times when people are talking about snow. If you live in an area with a lot of snow, you might think about getting a structure with a steeper sloping pitch. The steeper the pitch the more likely the snow will slide off the roof. Here is our answer to this Frequently Asked Question: What does roof pitch mean?

 

 

 

 

Written by Amy on . Posted in Barns, Blog, Construction, FAQs, Garages, Homes, The Process

 

Top 4 Effortless Siding Types

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 Envious neighbor wishes he had bought an effortless shed.

If you are looking for a type of siding that has a lot less upkeep than natural wood, manufactured siding is a wonderful option. It is made to look like natural wood without having to paint or stain it as often, if at all. Take a look at the top 4 effortless siding types the The Carriage Shed offers.


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Top 5 Natural Wood Siding Types

 

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If you are trying for a classic look on your building natural wood siding is a wonderful way to go. Certain types of wood can be easier to maintain, staining or painting helps to protect the wood. Other types of wood can just gray and will look fabulous for years to come. Here is a list of the top 5 natural wood siding types that The Carriage Shed offers.