How to Decide What Kind of Garage You Should Build

Are you interested in building a garage? If so, you may be surprised to learn that there are actually several different types of garages that you can build. Therefore, before you start construction, you need to learn more about these types of structures and learn how to decide what kind of garage you should build.

Stick Built Garage

The traditional type of garage that most people think of when they hear the word “garage” is the stick built garage. Stick built garages are made in a way that is similar to building a house. In other words, a foundation is poured and a frame is built. These garages can be quite attractive and are very sturdy, but there can be some limitations to their size. In addition, they are the most expensive of the different types of garages available.

If you do decide to build a stick built garage, you need to decide on the size that you need as well as its location. When it comes to resale value of your home, it is best to build at least a two-car garage. Of course, if space allows, you may certainly decide to go bigger.

You will also need to decide whether or not you should build an attached garage. While attached garages are convenient because you don’t have to go outside in order to get into your garage, they do make house insurance rates more costly. This is because an accidental fire is more likely to happen in a garage than in a home and, when it is attached, it can spread more easily to the house. If you choose to keep your garage separate, you will need to check with your city our county building codes in order to find out how far away the garage needs to be placed from your house.

Pole Barn

If you are looking to create a large garage and you want to save some money in the process, you might want to consider building a pole barn. Although some people do not think that pole barns are as attractive as stick built garages, they can still be quite attractive. In addition, although they are made out of metal, they can be made to look as if they aren’t made from metal.

Car Port

If you are just looking for a place to store your vehicle and keep it out of the snow and rain, a carport may be good enough for you. These are far less expensive than stick built garages and pole barns and, if integrated into the property correctly, can be quite attractive.

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