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Buying a Prefab Garage: Important Factors to Consider

A garage is a vital element of a home as it is used to store essential items such as cars, household tools, etc. Whereas regular garages are a common storage option, prefab garages are a modern storage solution, and they are gaining massive popularity.

A prefab garage is a separate garage constructed off-site and swiftly placed at the site as a completed item. Prefabricated garages may also be referred to as modular garages. The installation is quite fast, especially if the site preparations are done already- it will take just a few hours.

Modular garages are typically made from various materials, such as wood, vinyl, etc. They
also come in different styles and sizes. Some of the benefits that these types of garages offer that make them popular include: they are quick and easy to install compared to traditional garages that are constructed on-site; they cost less; they can be customized to suit your specific needs, etc.Before you bring a prefab garage to your home, there are plenty of factors you need to pay attention to. These include:

1. Site preparation

One of the first things to think about before you purchase a modular garage is the available space and the site’s characteristics. Creating a concrete foundation for a traditional garage can be expensive and time-consuming. In contrast, most modular garages only require placement on stable, flat surfaces. Depending on the terrain of your property, this may necessitate soil leveling and compaction, as well as the installation of a simple stone base, before installing a modular garage.

This site preparation can be completed by yourself or with the assistance of the manufacturer of your modular garage. Before beginning any home improvement job, however, you should always check with your local government for any rules and permissions you may need to adhere to while adding a new garage.

2. Ease of installation

Another issue to consider is the method and time necessary for installation. Depending on the model you choose, a modular garage can take as little as a day to be delivered and constructed on your property. If the soil has been correctly leveled and the foundation has been properly placed, it will be simple to install your modular garage. Certain models may need to be placed on concrete.

3. Build quality of the garage.

It is of the utmost importance that you select a modular garage manufacturer with stringent quality standards. To optimize the lifespan value of your garage, you must ensure that it is constructed well. A reputable prefab garage manufacturer should emphasize that their garages are constructed on high-quality pressure-treated skids and pressure-treated floor joists. This will extend the life of your prefabricated garage and give you the confidence to store thousands of pounds of your heaviest things or equipment. Choose a reputable builder who will stand behind the quality of their prefab garage.

4. Customization

Some manufacturers give the option to customize modular garages. However, others may only provide standard models. With us customization is possible and encouraged, you can alter elements such as construction materials, finishes, and embellishments. Typically, this increases up-front costs and may lengthen assembling and delivery times.

5. Durability

Before deciding on a model and customizations, evaluate the modular garage’s construction materials. Verifying the design’s materials and additional features will help you choose a modular garage that complements your home and will last for a long time.

6. Property aesthetics

Even though you want to get a prefabricated garage, this doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice aesthetic appeal. You will want to ensure that your prefabricated garage complements your home’s aesthetic, color scheme, and interior design. Many options and customizations are accessible for your garage, which is quite fortunate. Compared to traditional garages, it is undeniable that modular choices have fewer personalization and cosmetic possibilities; this is the trade-off for quicker and easier installation.

But this does not imply that your modular garage will lack aesthetic appeal. You can collaborate with a modular garage manufacturer in various ways to match the finish and appearance of the garage to the style of your home. Although these improvements may be more expensive, they can increase your home’s value and curb appeal.

7. Return on investment

Like with many home renovation projects, you should consider the potential value increase of your house against its functionality and usability. Generally, the return on investment for any garage type runs from 60 to 80 percent, depending on the build quality, additional ornamental elements, storage capacity, and other aspects of the construction. Finding a balance between initial and maintenance expenditures and quality is crucial, even if the return on investment is less than one hundred percent.

8. Overall expense

Several variables affect the price of manufacturing, including labor, materials, design, etc. In light of these factors, modular garages are less expensive than traditional garages. Because modular garages are prefabricated in specialized in our shop rather than on-site, we can construct these garages with less labor, secondary services, material costs, and transportation. This results in a cheaper total cost.

Wrapping it up

Prefab garages are a perfect way to boost the value of your home and increase storage space without having to construct a building from scratch. They are not only quick to install, but they are more affordable to install compared to traditional garages. So consider adding on to your property to a affordable garage solution!

Read more about our detached garages by checking out other blogs such as “Incredible benefits of having a double car garage” or “What is a modular garage and what makes them cheaper” Have questions or design ideas? Enter your information below and we will reach out!

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