How to Buy a Custom Playset
Our simple process for designing, building, and assembling your backyard playset
At Amish Direct Playsets, we make buying a custom backyard playset as simple as possible. From designing to delivery & installation, our experienced staff is here to answer your questions and help you find the perfect playset for your family.
By the time you found us, you have already started dreaming about your backyard playset. Browse our selection of vinyl, wood, and specialty themed playsets to see what is available and what fits your budget and backyard footprint. Then look at options and accessories to find the best add-ons to complete your playset.
Whether you are planning a surprise for the kiddos or dreaming up the perfect playset as a family, our experts are here to help you create your perfect playset. Contact us if you have any questions or need help selecting.
As you consider your backyard play area, you need to think about the best place to put your playset. Here are some tips for choosing the best location:
- Flat space – A must for any playset is having a flat location. If your backyard is sloped, it may require extensive site prep work to make it flat enough for installation.
- Plenty of room – Make sure you have enough horizontal and vertical space for the playset. All our playsets give dimensions for the playing surface, which includes space for the slides and swing area.
- Backyard access – Your playset will be delivered in pre-assembled pieces; during the quote process we will confirm with you that any obstacles (fences, pools, structures) will not limit our access for installation.
- HOA requirements – If you live in a community with HOA guidelines, make sure you research any requirements or restrictions for backyard playsets. Often, they can limit the colors, size, or placement of a playset. They may also require approval of your playset.
Once you have found your ideal playset, then it is time to get a quote. During the quote process, you can customize the playset with accessories and options.
If you are looking at a vinyl playset, you can use our online builder to see options and dimensions. For all other playsets, you can request a quote online. We also offer financing options to make buying your new playset even easier. Prefer to talk to someone? Give us a call to discuss your options. And if you live in southeastern PA, you can stop by one of our retail locations to see our playsets yourself and request a quote.
Once we finalize the design and you send us a signed estimate and 50% down payment, our team of Amish craftsmen will start building your custom playset in our Lancaster, PA facilities.
Because of increased demand and delays in getting materials, lead times can fluctuate. We will keep you updated on the building schedule so you know when to expect your playset.
Once your playset is finished, we will work with you to arrange a time for delivery and installation. Delivery & installation fees are included for playsets over $3,000 within our service area. A nominal delivery fee may be included for playsets outside this area.
On delivery day, our trained installers will deliver and erect the playset in your backyard. Most of our playsets take just 1-2 hours to install, which means your family can play the same day!
We can even arrange to complete your play area with landscape borders and rubber mulch.
Once we have installed your playset, there is nothing left for to do but ENJOY!
Wood playsets benefit from periodic water-repellant coatings to maintain safety and appearance. Vinyl playsets only need to be hosed down occasionally to keep them looking their best.