Building a Custom Garage
Is it finally time to start building that dream custom garage?
A custom garage acts as an extension of your living space. It’s a place where you can indulge in hobbies, work on projects, make memories, and keep valuable items. A custom design allows you to build something that truly reflects your vision for your property.
Ready to get started? Here are 7 important factors to consider:
1. Building Permits
Prior to building your custom garage, you’ll want to ensure you know whether a building permit is required. The specific requirements do vary from location to location. It is important to check with your town’s Building Department for information on what is needed during the construction process.
To ensure a smooth building experience, your roofing contractors often work with an engineering team that can handle all permit-related tasks for you. If you’re interested in these services, please let us know and we’ll be happy to assist in arranging them for you.
2. Type of Garage
The neat thing about custom garages is that there are endless options!
Think about the type of custom garage that will best suit your needs. Are you interested in an attached, detached, or connected-by-walkway garage?
Before contacting Affordable Contracting Service, take some time to visualize the perfect location on your property for the garage. After all, when you’re spending that kind of money, you’ll want to ensure you design the garage of your dreams. Of course, our roofing contractors are here to help you if you have questions! Contact us here for more information.
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3. Size & Shape
Once you’ve determined the type of garage you want, now you should consider how large it should be, along with its overall shape.
Do you need extra space? How about an area for your hobbies or office? Will you need a single or multi-car garage?
You may even need or want a loft or a second story for your garage. There are plenty of options to choose from!
The size and shape of your custom garage play a crucial role in determining its design and functionality. Decide whether you prefer a traditional, large rectangular shape or a smaller, square layout. You should also consider the number of bays you’ll need, and how many cars, motorcycles, boats, grills, lawnmowers, etc. will need to fit. If you’re unsure, consider checking with your garage builders about the size of garage you need.
4. Doors and Windows
Now let’s talk doors and windows!
While planning out your custom garage, consider the daily usage of the building and incorporate elements that increase convenience. This could include a side door for each section of the garage or large windows for natural light.
Looking for a way to brighten up the interior of the garage? A shed dormer or transom windows can add more light. Also, adding door lights and window inserts on garage doors will enhance the appearance and also improve functionality.
To ensure year-round comfort, consider insulated doors and windows to keep the garage warm in winter and cool in summer.
5. Siding, Roof, & Window Frame Colors
One of the best parts about building a garage is getting to choose the colors for the siding, roof shingles or tiles, and the window frame colors. Personalize the appearance of your new custom garage to complement or contrast with your home!
If you’re unsure of what colors or roofing materials to choose, our contractors can help! We offer the flexibility to customize the interior and exterior of your custom garage to your specific preferences.
6. Utility & Electrical Connections
When building your custom garage, of course you’ll have electrical connections, however, you’ll also need to consider whether you’ll need or want utility hookups moving forward.
For example, you may want to install plumbing in your garage if you plan on having a sink. Especially if your garage will double as a hobby room, bar, or art studio, you’ll want to consider if there are any other utilities needed in the future.
7. Multi-Purpose Features
Lastly, as you plan out your custom garage, you’ll need to think about any additional features that will either add more practicality or visual appeal to your garage.
You can choose from:
- Room partitions for different areas or activities
- Multiple doorways for easy access
- Storage options like lofts or second floors
- Decorative cupolas to add visual interest
- Built-in bartops and countertops
- Workbenches or shelving to increase functionality
At our roofing company, our team is dedicated to bringing your vision to life! If you have any other ideas or custom requests, don’t hesitate to let us know, and we’ll do our best to accommodate them!