The Benefits of Modular GaragesBy: Carports, Tents and Sheds Staff Writers
Modular garages are portable and prefabricated structures that can be built to provide garage space where once there was none. Similar to the concept of modular buildings, the modular garage is typically a prefabricated unit that can be delivered in one piece to a site that is in need of a garage. And just like other portable garages, the structure can be moved around as needed so they are more versatile than a built in structure. Modular garage kits are also a popular option and are less expensive, since with these kits, you receive all of the materials along with detailed instructions on how to build the modular garage yourself, but since you are handling the labor and not the company selling the garage to you, you will benefit from some cost savings.
You can get modular garages in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, as well as in a number of different materials. The most popular type of prefab modular garage is made from metal or steel, but you can also find modular garages made from wood as well. Some modular garages are very basic and compact, providing just enough storage to fit a small vehicle or some home and garden equipment, while others can be more like modular garage buildings, providing loads of storage space or offering enough square footage to house a few trucks or other commercial vehicles.
Other types of modular garages are more detailed and elaborate and you can even find some models of modular garages with apartments included over the garage space. A modular garage apartment is no different than any type of garage apartment – the only thing that makes it different is that the entire structure comes prefabricated so it’s all ready to be installed without having to do a great deal of construction.
One of the benefits to modular garages is that in many cases you can add on to an original structure with additional units to enhance the size and functionality of your garage if you find you need additional space at a later date. So, for example, if you start out with a single modular garage on your property but find that down the road you need additional garage space, you can add a second modular garage that matches and attaches to the first one, turning the structure into a two car modular garage.
When you are looking to buy modular garages, the best advice is to find a few different companies that offer various types of models and then to ask to see the modular garage plans, in addition to photos of the complete structures. This will help you better compare the exact dimensions of the different structures and will also give you a better idea of the quality of the construction. You can buy modular garages online from a variety of companies that sell modular buildings and building materials, and even if you know of a local company where you can buy the garage, it is always a good idea to look online first so you can get an idea of different modular garage prices as well as styles, so you have a basis for comparison.
If you don’t already have a built-in garage attached to your home or place of business and want a structure that is a bit more permanent and secure than a carport, then modular garages are a great option. They provide the sturdy construction you want without the need for a big on-site construction process, and can save you some money over custom built garages as well.