You can do it using either of the prefab garage options described below. Your project can take many shapes and sizes and can be built from wood or steel.You can order any degree of finish and any degree of detail, and you can save valuable time and money building a prefab project instead of stick building it. The finished result will appear the same.
The 2 car garage shown here can be prefabbed by any modular home factory and delivered to your property ready to install garage on your garage foundation prepared in advance.
The prefab system saves you time and money on your project because there is no material waste, dumpster cost, or other stick-built costs that accumulate due to the nature of that process. Your project will be complete in about one-third the time of conventional stick built projects.
There are two basic options to a prefab project. Once you decide the size and design of the structure you want you can determine if you will have a modular home factory construct it, or you can decide if you want to purchase one of the many prefabricated garage kits.
The first option is fairly straight forward. You simply contract with a modular home factory to deliver the structure you have specified to be anchored onto the foundation you have prepared on your property.
The second option requires a little more coordination on your part. After you have decided on a specific garage design and size, you prepare your foundation and then contract with a kit supplier to erect the kit onto your foundation.
Either option will save you valuable time and money over the conventional process and the finished project will give you enjoyable value and service for many years to come.
The preliminary planning for a prefab garage starts with visiting your local building officials office to learn what they require in the way of a foundation, building set-backs from property lines, and what detailed garage plans and documents you will need to present them at the time you apply for a building permit. In order to understand these steps in detail, please visit the following pages: Garage Building Permits, Garage Foundation, Foundation Layout, Foundation Forming,
Study their contents because that part of the process will be the same no matter what type of superstructure you erect.Then, for a detailed description of the complete spectrum of prefab garages, visit our pages: Prefabricated Garage Kits, Steel Garage Kits, Wood Garage Kits, Modular Garage.
Tell our readers what you experienced on your prefab garage project. Give us the details of how you approached the project and what you might do differently if you did it again.
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