Steel Garages – The #1 Choice for DIY Builders
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Steel is the perfect solution for DIY enthusiasts! Starting at just $5-$7/square foot, fully-customize your steel garage. Exterior options include metal cladding, stucco, masonry or hardy board.
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Detailed below are some of the most important features and benefits associated with metal garage buildings:
The perfect project. Garages are among the most commonly purchased pre-engineered steel buildings in Canada—and for good reason. Besides being less expensive than their stick-built counterparts, steel garages use a fairly simple basic design, making them relatively easy for a good do-it-yourselfer to assemble without the need for an outside contractor. Steel garages give you the most bang-for-your-buck regarding useable space, and steel is one of the best types of structures for protection against the forces of nature. Best of all, steel garages can be customized and finished to look virtually identical in styling to your home or to fit in with the natural surroundings.
The perfect space. Pre-engineered steel garage kits come in a wide variety of sizes to accommodate your needs, whatever they may be. You may only need covered parking for a compact car, or you may need permanent storage for Class C motorhome. Maybe your belongings have outgrown your house and you are seeking additional space to store them. Or perhaps you are considering building a workshop for your hobby or small business. Kits are available in virtually any size necessary to fit your needs.
How big? Most people who plan to build a garage are first faced with the question of what is the right size. In the real world the best answer is, “the next size up.” Life is dynamic, ever-changing. In all likelihood, you will need more space in the future, not less. Nature hates a vacuum, and human nature doesn’t care much for unused space either. Therefore, a good rule-of-thumb is, when you’ve figured out what the ideal size would be, get the next size bigger. It will get used.
You can figure the minimum size needed by determining what the garage will be used for and taking some measurements. If you are planning to park your car in it, the typical depth is 20 feet. A single-car garage is usually 10 feet wide and a two-car garage is 18. If you have a subcompact, you may not need that much space. Conversely, a large truck will require more. Garages measuring 24 feet wide and 24 feet deep are not uncommon.
Another consideration is whether the garage will be used for anything else besides parking a car or truck. As stated before, it’s always wise to plan for future needs. If you will be storing small objects, consider adding at least four feet to both the length and width of the building. If additional space is required as a workshop area, then an extra 10 feet will provide sufficient room for a workbench and tool storage.
Accessories. Choose the garage doors and windows in the style and colour to compliment your existing structures. All kits are engineered to accommodate such things, and appropriate openings can be included in the architectural drawings for your building. If you will be using a building contractor, they can include estimates for purchase and installation of these items in the final bid.
Aesthetics are important. As mentioned, garages can be designed and finished to match your home and fit into the natural surroundings. And in fact, it may be the course of wisdom to do so. A garage that deviates greatly from the home or the environment would likely appear to be an afterthought and could adversely affect the resale value of the property. Ideally, the garage would give the appearance of having been planned for the house.
Another aesthetic consideration would be whether the garage would be attached or detached. With some forethought and planning, the steel garage could be “attached” to the existing house, even if the house is stick-built. Finishing surfaces such as metal siding, hardy board, stucco or even brick are easily added. If a detached garage would be more practical, it could still be built a few feet from the home and connected by a breezeway. On the other hand, some factors may make it more aesthetically pleasing to have it detached and away from the home. For example, with a home with a wraparound porch, it may even be desirable to place the garage behind the house, out of sight.