If you have garage plans for your home but don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place. A prefab garage will not only save you time and money, but it will also ensure you get a professionally done garage in the easiest way possible. It’s truly the best of both worlds.
Lack of Support
Sometimes the biggest time saver can simply be how quickly you have access to support when taking on a new project. If you’re a beginner and are planning to build your own garage from scratch, you’ll probably spend a lot of time on the internet searching for tips throughout every step of your project. This process will take countless hours and it might be difficult to determine if the information you find is actually the information that applies to your needs.
By choosing a Summerwood prefab kit for your garage build, you can always feel free to contact us directly by phone or email if you have any questions regarding your project. Having easy access to professionals will make the process go much smoother and will significantly minimize any room for error.
Price Difference: Prefab Kit vs Building from Scratch
Pricing for each method will depend on the size, features, and styles you choose from. The cost of prefab garage kits roughly vary from $9,000 to $150,000.
To build your own basic two-car garage without any additional features or amenities, it would cost you around $8,000 – $17,000. Not to mention, if you don’t have a lot of experience in construction, there are more chances that mistakes will occur. In this case, you might end up needing to spend more money to fix those mistakes.
If you are looking for a professional and sophisticated garage, your money will go further with a prefab kit. All of Summerwood’s garage kits come stylized so you can ensure even the most basic option will come out looking refined. Whereas if you choose to build a basic garage from scratch, you can not be guaranteed to get an elegant end result.
Planning Stages and Finding Materials
A garage is a significant structure and takes a lot of planning, especially if you want to build it yourself. To build it from scratch, you will need to draw up the floor plan and ensure everything is accurately laid out. You will also need find, measure and cut your own materials in order to construct the garage. This means everything from the roof and walls, to the garage doors, windows, lighting fixtures, siding, sheathing and more. In addition to this, you will need to ensure that you are using the right fasteners and hardware.
A prefab kit will save you a lot of time on planning and finding materials. Since each kit comes with its own floor plan, all you’ll need to do is choose which one you like best. You will also get all the materials, hardware and fasteners you’ll need to build the garage so you wont need to worry about finding individual parts. Summerwood kits include easy to follow step-by-step instructions to take all of the guesswork out of the equation – whereas building from scratch could involve a lot of trial and error.
However its important to note that with a prefab kit you will still need to create a foundation for your garage since it is not included in the package.
Types of Garage Kits
There are three different types of prefabricated kits: pre-cut, pre-assembled and installed.
The type of kit you choose will depend on your budget, skill level and free time.
The pre cut kit option is the least expensive and will require the most assembly time.
All framing and siding components are pre-cut to fit together perfectly, and the rest is up to you! This option is best suited for people with a little more experience or who feel confident taking on a bigger project.
These garage kits come designed, all the materials are cut, and the windows are doors are built. All you have to do is put it all together.
Pre-cut building kits include:
- Detailed instructions and assembly video
- Pre-cut framing and siding
- All the required fasteners and hardware such as screws, nails, hinges, and handles
- Completed floor
- Pre-assembled doors, doors, windows, flower boxes and shutters for added convenience
If you still want to do some of the handy work but have a limited amount of time, than the pre-assembled kit is the best option for you. This format is designed for quick assembly, with most of the components pre-assembled and ready for you to put together. The items that come assembled are typically the walls, trusses and floors (just remember that certain items may still need to be assembled on site)
Depending on the size and complexity of your chose design, these kits can typically be assembled by three or two minimally experienced people in three or two days. However on larger projects basic carpentry skills will be useful.
Pre-Assembled kits include:
- Detailed instructions and assembly video
- Pre-assembled doors, windows, shutter and many other fixed options
- Durable floor
- All the necessary fasteners and hardware including screws, nails, hinges, and door handles.
If you want to enjoy your garage as soon as possible than the Installed option could work best for you. Here, all you need to do is choose which garage you want and then a professional crew will come by and install the entire structure for you.
However it is important to note that with this option there may be limitations if you live outside a certain radius of the showroom.
No matter if you choose the pre-cut, pre-assembled, or installed option, you will be saving a heap of time with Summerwood’s prefab kits for your garage plans.