There are many different kinds of prefabricated garage kits to choose from. There are single story kits, two story, and many different widths and lengths. You can buy them made from wood, metal, aluminum, and even heavy duty PVC. Each of course has their own pros and cons.
Wood, while versatile and fashionable is extremely heavy to transport, as well as harder to keep nice looking. There are always more fasteners involved, so there are more parts to deal with.
Then there are steel and aluminum kits. These are much lighter and more durable than wood. They are much easier to take care of, and are cheaper to ship. They are resistant to fire and flood damage, and some are made to withstand earthquakes, tornadoes, and even hurricanes. They are mold and mildew proof.
With the many different kinds of prefabricated garage kits to choose from, there are a couple of things you need to do first. You should always go down to your local planning office and find out what the required codes and zoning ordinances are. Then you can find a company that is going to comply with the standards in your area. While easier to obtain than with new construction, you should also find out whether or not you need a building permit.
When choosing your garage, sit down first and really think about your needs. The size is an important factor, and even if you only need a small one now, think about the future as well, and size accordingly.
If you just don't have a large budget, then you should look for a company that does prefabricated garages that can be expanded as your budget and needs allow. Then you should consider all the other parts that you will need in excess of the basics. How many windows, what style of garage door, lighting and ventilation systems. This way, you can order everything at the same time.
There are many advantages to buying prefabricated garage kits, no matter what kind of kit you buy. One of them is that it is much easier to get a building permit for a prefabricated garage.
The next advantage is that everything you need is included, so you don't have to wander around the home improvement outlet, trying to figure out the materials, fasteners, and all the rest. You also don't have to worry about borrowing or renting a vehicle to pick up your supplies, the whole kit is delivered to your door.
Depending on the size, they can be put together quickly and easily with just the help of a few friends. Larger sizes are better off being put together by a contractor, or someone who knows what they're doing. Either way, these kits include complete plans and blueprints that are simple and easy to follow.
There many different companies offering prefabricated garage kits. You really have to look around carefully and do your research in order to find a company that has been in business a long time, one that has a good reputation, as well as stands behind their kits with a warranty. You also want to find a company that will work with your budget, and maybe set up some kind of payment plan.
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