A detached garage can deliver countless benefits for your property. Whether it is used for storage, parking, or as a workspace, your new detached garage is sure to be used on a near-daily basis.
But how much will this project cost? If you have been putting it off because you were afraid of the price tag, we have some good news—a detached garage from American Carports, Inc. is surprisingly affordable. For a quick look at the cost, use our Build & Price Tool to customize your structure and receive an instant quote!
Factors Impacting the Price of the Garage
To get started, let’s talk about the various factors that will impact the cost of a detached garage. Here are some key points to keep in mind as you try to manage your budget while still building a garage that will meet your needs:
- Size. You won’t be surprised to learn that the size of your carport is the biggest determining factor in how much it is going to cost. A bigger carport will require more materials and will cost more as a result. Keep in mind that the size of your garage includes not only the footprint (length and width) but also the height. A tall garage can be useful for working on big projects or storing something like an RV, but those higher walls do come at a price.
- Doors and windows. Adding doors and windows to your garage will add to the price of the project overall. Of course, a garage without any doors or windows won’t be much use, so you will need at least one door to make this a functional space. Try to think ahead when planning your design to keep your options open for future uses. Spending a little more upfront to get an additional door or a couple of windows may pay off in a big way down the line.
- Roof style. One of the key choices to make when ordering your detached garage is your preferred roof style. You can pick between a regular roof and an A-frame roof when ordering from American Carports, Inc. Also, you can opt for either a horizontal or vertical roof design. An A-frame, vertical roof will be the most expensive combination, but it will also be sturdy and hold up nicely in adverse weather conditions. Just like with doors and windows, it’s best to keep the big picture in mind when ordering. The extra cost of a vertical roof could prove more than worth it when your garage does a great job of dealing with heavy rain and snow.
- Gauge. Another element to keep in mind is whether you want 12-gauge or 14-gauge framing. The thicker 12-gauge framing does come at a higher price, but it also delivers impressive performance over the long run.
Other Costs to Keep in Mind
With your garage ordered, you will have taken care of the biggest part of this project – but other costs could still come up along the way. These won’t all apply to every situation, so think through your project to determine which of the expenses below you’ll need to handle.
- Site prep. If you need to prepare a spot on your property for this new building, there will be costs associated with that work. Of course, you may be able to do the work yourself, which will bring the cost down, but materials will still be required. Many garage buyers will want a concrete floor under that garage, so build the price of a concrete slab into your calculations.
- Permitting. Do you need to get a permit for your new detached garage? You may or may not need a permit depending on where you live, so check with local authorities on this point. Permits are not particularly expensive in most places, but they aren’t free, either. It’s a good idea to start the permitting process as soon as possible so you can avoid delays later in the project.
- Ongoing maintenance. Upkeep should always be considered when adding a new building to your property, but the costs here are minimal for a metal garage. One of the many benefits of a metal structure is the modest maintenance requirements, so don’t expect to spend too much here.
Spend some time doing basic math on the overall cost of your project so you don’t blow through your budget before the garage is finished. With proper planning and smart decision-making, you can add a detached garage without spending an uncomfortable amount of money.
Build Your Metal Garage
Don’t put off building your new detached garage any longer. A metal garage from American Carports, Inc. is an affordable way to add functionality to your property—and our durable structures can be expected to last for years. We are excited to serve you!