Garage kits are the cheap way to have a great looking prefab garage. You simply order the parts and begin building! Well, it is more complicated than that. First, you need to get the proper permits, find a space, make sure the space is big enough for the type of kit you want to install, then you need to actually build it.
To decide on what kind of design you want to put on your lot, you first need to know how large a garage your municipality will allow, check the local ordinances for this and make sure to properly apply for all necessary permits well in advance. The other thing that you should take into consideration is space requirements and the available space on your lot, as well as local snowfall and wind conditions.
Snow load conditions largely determine what kind of roof your garage can have, or rather, whether it can just have a simple truss or a very complex web of beams in the rafters. You can find this sort of data on websites, which will determine the snow load of your particular zip code, this is important for deciding what kind of roof design you have, as some are only capable of handling so much snow on the roof. This is also why apex or sloping designs are better, as snow does not stay on them as well as their flat-roofed counterparts.
Space consideration is the one thing that you need to consider that is absolutely unique to your particular site.
– How many cars do you want to fit in the garage?
– What kind of other storage space do you need?
– How much space do you have?
These are all things that need to be taken into account. At some point you will have made a decision on the type of design that you want and order it.
Once you’ve ordered the garage kit, boxes of parts will arrive at your house, ready to go. Blueprints are usually provided, but not always. If you’re not comfortable with figuring out how to build something like this, you probably shouldn’t order a kit home.
These sorts of things will require an understanding of construction work and an ability to perform it, as well as a few friends. It’s recommended that you spend at least a few hours poring over the schematics before you even open the first box, because once you do that you’re tempted to just start building, and that can lead to confusion and a badly built garage, which will not only not look as intended, it may not function and it also can collapse. Also before you build, you should ask a few of your friends over to help, because more hands is always better with a large-scale construction project.