Steel Garage Building Plans

Metal Garage Buildings offer Cost Savings and Functional Benefits over Traditionally Constructed Garage Buildings

By Mark J. Donovan

Building a garage addition onto my home was one of the best investments I ever made. Not only did it provide a nice return on investment, it also provided comfort and protection to both my car and me. If you are considering building a garage keep in mind that you have a couple of choices. You can stick build a garage addition using standard lumber which is most commonly done, or you could build a steel garage.

Like a traditional wood built garage, steel garages can protect your automobiles, as well as you from the elements. Steel garage buildings are also ideal for storing tools and outdoor furniture from the elements.

They can even be used for storing boats and other large toys besides your vehicles. In many cases people build steel garages for operating their workshop or businesses out of.

Steel garage buildings are also much more cost effective to build than traditional garages. From both a material and a construction standpoint they are cheaper to build than a stick built wooden garage. A steel garage building will typically cost about 40% less to build than a similarly sized traditionally constructed garage. Steel, or metal garage buildings, are also lower maintenance than traditional wood constructed garages. There are many steel garage building plans to choose from. Consequently you’re bound to find a steel garage plan that will provide the space you’re looking for without compromising aesthetics to your home and property.

A steel garage building can also be attached to your home or built as a standalone building. Also, with steel garage building plans you can also specify the type of roof, as well as the doors and windows, and where they’re located.

As with any major home construction project it is imperative that you check with your local town building inspector first to see what type of building permits will be necessary to construct the garage.

In addition, the building inspector can review your property to make sure there are no covenants or easements on the property that would preclude you from building a garage. They can also explain the setbacks associated with your property so that you place the garage in a legal location on your property.

When considering the location of a steel garage building make sure to locate it in a dry area on the property. Like any other type of garage or garage addition, a steel garage building needs to be assembled on a concrete foundation and attached to the foundation with anchor bolts or steel straps.

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So if you’re contemplating a garage addition or detached garage building make sure your research includes looking into steel garage buildings. There are a plethora of complete steel garage building plans and blueprints available on the market today to choose from, and there is sure to be a plan that will satisfy your functional garage requirements as well as your home’s aesthetic style.

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