A Guide to the Best Practices and Resources
Most single-family homes are built with an attached garage that doesn’t only store our vehicles but also a great deal of clutter we don’t want around our living space. Nearly all homeowners know that, over time, the space gets tighter as more items accumulate.
Custom detached garages significantly alleviate space constrictions when it comes to storage, workspace additions, or even a playroom for the kids. Some of them are actually two-story buildings, which allow you to take advantage of additional space over the same footprint.
If you’re considering buying a custom garage, here’s a guide to best practices that aim to help you make an informed purchase decision.
Determine Your Needs and Budget
Before you hop online or into your car to buy a custom garage, take a few days to really consider your needs for the garage and garage size, as it will influence the garage price. You also need to take into account the available space on your real estate property.
Once you’ve figured out how much storage space you need in terms of square feet (sqft), it’s really important to consider the budget by taking into account the garage price, as well as all the necessary permits, site preparations, and any additional features that you might want in your garage.
Choose the Right Type
Building a custom garage implies additional consideration, such as vehicle size and the number of vehicles it has to house—whether it’s a wide garage, a single-car garage, or a 2-car garage—and make sure these considerations align with your needs and fit into your budget.
You’ll also have to make additional considerations in terms of climate, weather conditions, ventilation, and whether or not you actually want it attached to your home or not. Climate directly influences the roof style of your garage, as well as the low-maintenance materials used in its construction, which include wood, metal, and vinyl garage panels and garage doors.
Know the Code
Knowing the building code and various other regulations is the right step towards avoiding legal trouble. Start by checking whether you need a permit for your modular garage in the first place, and then go from there.
Depending on the state you live in and the size of the structure, different requirements might apply. For example, depending on local regulations and the type of garage, you might need a concrete foundation or a mere gravel foundation, or you may even need to add vinyl siding. It’s also a good idea to stay current with any and all changes in local building codes and regulations to avoid legal issues.
Choose the Right Contractor
If you are looking for a garage for sale, you might be overwhelmed by the many options and factors to consider. Not all garages are made equal, and the same can be said about the contractors building them, so it really pays to do your research and focus more on contractors who prioritize quality over quantity.If you dream of a beautifully designed garage that elevates your home, contact our garage contractors today at Signature Builders, and we’ll construct your ideal garage.