What are prefab garages? These are garages that are already built at the company, and are either sent out to you pre-assembled, or in a kit that you assemble on site. They can be made from a variety of different materials, from solid steel, aluminum, wood, fiberglass, and even from a high density molded plastic. There are an abundance of different advantages to buying one of these over building one from blueprints.
One of the best advantages of buying prefab garages is that it is easier to get building permits and zoning approval than with new construction.
While you may still need a building permit, because these are already made to meet many of the standards in your area, you don't have to wait as long, and deal with a lot of the same hassles that go along with building a garage from plans and blueprints.
It is still a good idea to find out what the zoning requirements are for your state, and you can go down to your local government zoning office to check.
Another big advantage of buying these is that you can really build them on just about any flat surface. You can construct them close to your home, or out on your property somewhere.
While the idea of a garage implies that they will be somewhere next to your house, this isn't always the case. More and more people are storing vehicles and equipment further out on their property. For an example, if you have a farm, and the fields are far away, it would be easier to have the garage for your tractor and other farm implements closer to where they are needed.
Prefab garages are also much easier to set up, and depending on the size, you and some friends can get together and put one up in a weekend. They have all the plans and instructions included, and if you can follow them, there is really no guess work involved.
Starting from scratch is a hassle, you have to find the right plans or blueprints, buy the materials, any special tools, find the right location, and have to worry about things like lighting, ventilation, and doors and windows. With these garages, all the materials are supplied, and many of the basic elements, like the walls, are already partially built, so all you have to do is put the garage together.
Prefab garage kits are just as strong and durable as building from scratch, and are made from the same high quality materials that a new construction would include. Because they are made the same way for everyone, with just a few customized buildings they are much more cost effective, and cheaper to buy than a new construction project. You can even custom order your garage, and have optional accessories added before it is sent to you.
Because these prefab garages are sent directly to you, there is no hassle with trying to borrow a friend's truck, or renting one to pick the materials up. Because they come with everything you need, there is no wasting time wandering around your local home improvement outlet trying to figure out what you need, and worrying about if you bought all the materials to complete the project.
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