We know it is very tempting to buy a big box store swing set and install yourself, thinking you will save big! Yes, you will save money but think about who will be playing on this swing set, your children! So we have highlighted why you should stay away from cheap swing set’s on the web!
Yes those big box store swing set’s look very appealing online and maybe even in person. Have you ever thought what they will look like a year later? Those swing set’s are made to looking appealing for the first year just long enough for you to finalize your financing or agreement with the supplier! But what are they really made of? Most of the time they tend to be made of low quality lumber to keep the costs down and drive the price down to the point you desire! But it’s not just the quality of lumber they use, it’s how much they actually use.
Take the swing beam for example, we use engineered tested lumber screwed together to make a sold 4×8, most big box store swing set’s use a single 2×6. Let’s be honest, in today’s lumber world a 2×6 is not really 2 inches by 6 inches, realistically you are looking at 1 1/2″ by 5 1/4″. Would you really like two or three of your kid’s swinging and enjoying themselves relying on one simple board? Odd’s are you probably don’t!
Also to reach the price point you desire for a backyard swing set, don’t you think they cut a few corner’s? As said above they use a very minimal about of lumber to achieve that price point. Not very concerned about your child’s safety. Often times they use either 2×2’s or 2×3’s as the base of the play structure, on our swing set’s the base is a solid 2×6!!
We have the best warranty in the industry, giving parent’s the peace of mind that their children will be safe! Big box store swing set’s do not have the same warranty. Most swing set’s are are backed by as little as a one year warranty and most by a 3 year warranty. You may ask, why do we call it a cheap swing set? Well well the manufacturer only covers their craftsmanship for 1-3 years, that means there are not proud of their work and do not expect it to last for many 3 years!
When you search for swing set’s on google, yahoo or other search engines, who are the top results? We can tell you, Lowe’s, Walmart, Home Depot, Wayfair, Amazon and more, but what are these companies lacking? They offer so many products, they can not focus or know many details about any of them! They do know have any display’s to show you the true swings set itself, as we all know everything online can be deceiving in it’s own way. The description almost never depicts the challenge it is to assemble or its true size and features. Often times the final result is often disappointing as it tends to be smaller, less detailed, and even less unattractive to customers! Do not be deceived by cheap swing set’s online!
Probably one of the most frustrating things about cheap swing set’s is the installation process. You purchase a swing set, let’s say is $1500, you can choose to either build it yourself or pay someone to assemble it, yes pay even more! Those big box store swing set’s never have instructions that are easy to follow or attempt to make the installation process easy at all, they also hardly every come with pre drilled holes or line up correctly resulting in having to cut or trim certain components. But what happens if you do not cut right and mess up? That is another out of pocket expense resulting in extra money and lost time. Putting stress on you and your family for unnecessary reasons.
So when searching for cheap swing set’s do your research and homework to make a finale decision. Is it really worth the savings? The finale product is never as it seems and the maintenance that follows is never revealed in the purchasing process. Trust the people that specialize in custom swing set’s and are with you every step of the process being transparent about their product! Ditch the cheap swing set’s and find true quality with Swing Set Nation, shop our vinyl swing set’s here that are backed with a 20 year warranty, the best in the industry!