People often wonder what kind of material makes the best garage. There are wood garage kits, metal, as well as high density molded plastics. Each has their good points and some things that are not so good. For this article we will look at wood kits.
Wood kits have a lot of good qualities that set them apart from the rest. They are durable and last a long time. They have many of the same qualities that your home has, and they can come in a variety of styles and finishes, matching the style of your house and other buildings on your property. They have a traditional rustic look to them, that appeals to many people.
Wood garage kits are built in the same way that other kits are, precut pieces, holes for bolts and fasteners already drilled, and everything ready for you to simply put together. Because they are constructed at the company before being sent to you, any custom features you need can be done before you get your kit.
These kits also can have exactly the same options, windows and special doors, ventilation systems and even lights. Sizes can also be much the same, and while some larger models won't have the same lengths of wood, they will have adapters that can extend the length and width to just about any size you need.
On the other hand, there are some things about them that you should consider before buying. One of them is that these building kits are heavy, and so shipping costs, as well as the general cost for the kits are going to be more expensive. Wood kits have to be specially treated to ward off the effects of weather, as well as insects. They are also harder to maintain, since you can't just take a pressure washer and spray down the building. They are also more prone to mold and mildew, as well as wood rot.
If you are trying to stay Eco friendly, then wood garage kits may not be the right choice for you. While there are some companies that use recycled lumber materials, companies use virgin wood, or wood products that are not sustainable products. You really have to be careful if you want to buy wood kits that are still environmentally friendly.
There are many more companies selling other kinds of kits rather than wood. Many are getting on the environmentally conscious bandwagon, so it may be a little more difficult to find an inexpensive provider. You will still need some non wood aspects, steel anchors, concrete foundations, and all of these are factors that need to be taken into consideration when purchasing wood garages.
This is of course not a deterrent from buying wood garage kits, but just some things to be aware of. There are still many quality companies that can help you find the right wood garage to fit in with your property. You just have to be careful that you are getting the most for your money, since you want your garage or extra storage area to last the test of time.
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