The advantages of wooden garages – why choose wood as material?
Many people think that the idea for wooden garages is controversial, even ridiculous, as wood is easily flammable and they are not a safe shelter for their car. Many manufacturers, however, offer modern garage ideas which are not only safe, but cost efficient solutions which save funds on construction. The growing trend of choosing wooden garages leads to the question – what are the advantages of a wooden constructions compared to a metal or brick ones?
Why choose wooden garages – cost efficient construction
One of the main advantages of wooden garages is that they are very practical and easy to use. To build a wooden garage saves you from formalities, as usually, you will not need a planning permission as it is considered as a non-permanent structure. Building such a garage saves your money as the structure only needs single concrete slab as a foundation. Due to the lightweight of a wooden garage compared to concrete structures, you do not need a solid base to support the weight of the structure itself. Except that you will have to spend less money on materials, you will have an additional saving on construction costs and labor, less mess in the front or backyard, significantly less noise and disruption and the construction can be completed within just a couple of days.
Advantages of wooden garages – practicality and comfort
Wooden garages can be customized as per the owner’s request as any other structure and there are many original garage conversion ideas that you can use as well. Homeowners can choose a custom roof pitch, wood finish, the type of garage doors. As wood is a natural insulator this means that your garage will maintain the temperature and humidity levels better than a concrete or metal one. Such a garage can be assembled on-site or delivered in an already finished pre-fab product. The owner can paint it in any color so that the garage fits to the exterior and the landscape of his house. Modern wooden garages have been treated with high-performance flame retardants which greatly increase the fireproof properties of wood.