Options for Adding a New Garage to Your Home
One of the most common projects homeowners take on is adding a new garage onto their home or expanding an existing one. For the purposes of today’s post, we are going to focus in more on new ones. There is so much more to consider in a new addition. It usually requires a lot more paperwork and permits.
Also, since you have all of the foundational and frame work from scratch, everything from quality materials to qualified contractors has to be found. But before you can do any of that, you have to decide on a few things about the garage itself and how you are going to use it.
You may also want to consider other options you may have as opposed to construction. Here are some of the things you should be thinking about:
Attached or Detached
The first thing to consider is whether you want this new garage to be attached to your home or not. If you are building it from the ground up, you have the option of having a freestanding building. There are advantages and disadvantages to both choices, depending on what you are looking for.
Some people may want to be able to walk into their garage from a door in their kitchen or laundry room. Others may want their garage to be separate from their house and further back on their property. Regardless of what you are looking for, researching the price and labor involved in each of them can oftentimes lead to a deciding factor.
Buying and Installing a Sojag Prefab Steel Garage
We mention Sojag by name because they are among the industry leaders in producing high strength and durable steel buildings. They are designed especially for use as garages, storage facilities, work areas, and can be customized or adjusted to serve a number of other purposes. They have very high wind ratings and come with a premium textured paint finish. The tough and durable steel construction has a limited warranty of 20 years!
They also feature sturdy, side door access and extra tough snow load ratings. They are significantly less expensive than new construction and are perfectly suitable for many of the common uses and functions that homeowners expect from garages.
Single or Multi-Car
The size of the garage is obviously important as well. That is especially true if you are actually going to use it to store your vehicles. If that is the case, how many automobiles do you have? Do you want all of them inside the garage or is there just a classic one or a project car you plan on keeping in there?
Unique Purpose Garages
If you are planning on adding a garage for the purpose of having a specialized room, that is something else that may determine what type of building you install or have built. Maybe you are thinking about turning it into a mancave or a game room. You might want a gym or workout area. Many people use garages for workshops or storage areas. Some people even turn them into home offices.
Depending on what kind of function you intend your garage to serve, it may make a huge difference in determining what type of building to go for. Many homeowners find prefabs to be better suited for these purposes.
Since new construction is more expensive, rooms used for specialized purposes are much simpler and quicker to convert from prefab than to build from scratch.