If you are considering adding a garage to your home, there are several things you need to take into account. Size, style, location, and more are all important factors to consider when making this type of addition. In this blog post, we will discuss nine things you need to think about before starting construction on your new garage!
Garage Addition Considerations
Before you begin construction on your new garage, there are a few things you need to take into consideration. Below are nine items you should think about before starting your garage addition project:
Size of Garage
How big do you need the garage to be? Are you planning to add a single car garage, two car garage, or three car garage? How much space do you need for your vehicles and storage needs? Do you need additional space as a work area? These are all important questions to ask regarding your needs and lifestyle as the size of the garage will determine cost and square footage required for the addition.
Style of Garage
What style of garage are you looking for? A detached garage, an attached garage, or a carport? Do you want the garage to match the style of your home or be a contrasting design? When it comes to style, there are many options and the possibilities are endless.
Location of Garage
Where will the garage be located on your property? Again, you’ll want to consider whether it will be an attached garage to your home or a detached garage. If you opt for a detached garage, how close do you want the garage to be to your house? These are important questions when considering the location as it will impact traffic flow and noise levels near your home.
What type of garage door do you want? There are many different styles, colors and materials to choose from. Do you want a manual garage door or an automatic garage door opener?
What kind of flooring do you want in your garage? Will you be parking your vehicles on the floor or using it for storage? There are many options available such as concrete, epoxy, tiles or mats.
Do you need additional storage space in your garage? If so, consider adding shelving, cabinets or overhead storage. This is a great way to keep your belongings organized and out of the way.
Are you prepared to run these services to the new garage, and is your electrical panel/sewer system up to code for a larger load like this addition would require? A professional contractor will be able to help you determine what you need when it comes to these critical components.
Insulation & Ventilation
Proper insulation and ventilation can help increase energy efficiency in your new garage. You may also consider installing a ceiling fan or exhaust fan to further improve air circulation.
Do you already have an existing driveway? Will you need a driveway? How wide and how long will it need to be? These are important questions when considering the placement of your new garage.
Garage Additions by Green State Pro
As you can see, there are many things to think about before adding a garage to your home. By taking the time to consider each of these factors, you can be sure that your new garage will be a perfect addition to your property!
Green State Pro has made a name for ourselves locally and nationally as providers of quality craftsmanship and products, including garage construction and additions. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us today. We would be happy to help you get started on your project and answer any questions you may have.