Metal garage buildings – pros, cons and useful buyer’s tips

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Metal garage buildings are inexpensive constructions which offer many advantages and most important – the construction process is fast and the cost will be much lower compared to a concrete blocks or brick construction. Furthermore, metal is very strong and durable material. We shall look at the different constructions, the pros and cons  and give you useful information how to choose your garage and what to consider beforehand. Metal is an excellent material not only for residential metal roofing and garden sheds, but for carports and garage structures and below we shall see you it is worth buying a metal garage.

Metal garage buildings – types, styles, colors and constructions

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What are metal garage buildings? Those are constructions which can serve you in a variety of ways – for storage of vehicles, motorcycles, scooters, household equipment and appliances, which is the most obvious function, for storing fuel and lubricants and you can use it as a workshop as well. You garage can be an entertaining area, even a home gym, so you see – it is an important space! They come in different designs, styles, colors, shapes and sizes, you can buy a pre-fabricated metal garage or opt for a custom construction and those who have the knowledge and skills, can choose a garage kit and construct it as a DIY project.

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If you have a car it would certainly need a parking space. Nowadays, garages are built from metal, brick, wood, concrete or cinder blocks. Garages can be underground, detached and attached to the main house. It is important to know the pros and cons of metal building garage compared to wooden garage, for example, so that you are able to make the right choice. A metal garage gives you a piece of mind and will protect your vehicle and other belongings from harsh weather conditions like rain, sun, hail, snow, and wind, not to mention vandalism and theft. They come in a variety of styles, sizes, roofing options, door options, walk-in doors, with or without windows, vertical or horizontal panels, so there is a wide variety of options to choose from so that you have the perfect metal building garage for your needs.

What are the pros and cons of metal garage buildings?

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When choosing a garage people compare the different construction materials, functionality, price and we shall look at the advantages and disadvantages of metal garage buildings. A garage will add value to your property which, although not a major consideration, is something good to know when we make the investment.

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Cost – one of the most significant pros is the low cost. They are affordable, cost-effective and structurally-sound structures. In addition the construction cost is lower which is an additional saving.

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Construction and customization – they are constructed easier and faster from constructions of alternative materials mainly because the sections or panels are pre-built from sheets of metal. The sections are easily transported and assembled and your metal garage can be erected in a matter of days or weeks, not months. When buying one you could opt for a fully welded construction. Usually those are delivered by a truck with a crane. It is very convenient in case you often have to relocate. Then you can load your garage and easily move it from one point to another. Each owner can choose a design in accordance with his personal preferences – size, color, style and appearance, etc.

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Quality – modern technology offers products with high quality due to the fact that the production process has been improved for years. High quality of material is a guarantee that your metal garage will be long-lasting and a long-term solution which makes your investment worthy.

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Strength and durability – metal constructions are extremely durable and will last longer than other types of buildings. They withstand extreme weather conditions than other building materials, they are not susceptible to termite damage, and since metal is not flammable material, you will not be worried of accidental fire.

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Environmental friendliness – metal garage buildings are environmentally friendly as metal is a green product and the material is fully recyclable. They can be constructed with insulating systems to make them much more energy efficient.

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Maintenance – metal buildings require less maintenance and if they have the garage has the right coating and paint you will not have to re-paint it for years. They are easier to clean as well.

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One of the main disadvantages is that they are difficult to warm. They need very good insulation as the changes in temperature usually lead to condensation which is on of the greatest enemy of metal structures. Condensation leads to corrosion but you could use a corrosion-resistant steel. However, this requires a regular maintenance which will increase your expenses.

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Another disadvantage, especially with the most basic structures, is the lack of electricity. This may cause a lot of inconvenience from a practical point of view because inspecting your car or performing any other activities in the garage.

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In winter a metal garage is difficult to open, because of the severe temperatures which makes the locks frost. In addition, during the cold season it is difficult to start the car and warm it up. Despite the fact that metal is not flammable, in case of a fire in proximity to the garage it is very likely that the fire will penetrate into the garage. It is advisable not to place a metal garage near potential sources of ignition.

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Metal constructions can be damaged by hailstorm, depending on the properties of the material, of course, but for example, aluminum is softer and more prone to denting. Expansion and contraction should also be kept in mind, as those could also lead to corrosion.

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Safety concerns – the simplicity of construction of metal garage buildings will not stop burglars and car thieves. Reliable locks and doors are a good protection, so do not save on those. You know that hardly anything will stop and experienced burglar, yet, you will sleep better when your car, boat or other belongings are safely locked.

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Appearance – Many people think that despite the variations in color, style and design, metal garage buildings look more or less the same. However, the manufacturing companies offer many options for customization and you can choose the appearance of your garage.

 

How to choose and build a metal garage building?

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When choosing  garage buildings you need to keep in mind a variety of considerations. It may seem like an easy purchase of a DIY construction project but before buying a metal garage, you need to have a very clear idea of the parameters of the garage and any requirements – legal, local, etc. The main parameters are:

  • Garage size – width, length ,height;
  • Type of material for the garage – galvanized steel sheet, steel 1,5mm, colored steel sheets, aluminum or other options;
  • Garage door type;
  • Delivery and assembly;
  • Style, design, appearance and customization.

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When you consider the construction you will need a building permit. You have to contact local authorities and consult with a building inspector. It is very likely that you will be asked to present your building plans – technical plan of the site, project or drawing with measurements – and documents to prove that the structure will be in your property. The project for your garage should include all the necessary technical information for the structure and its future size. It is best if you asked for professional advice and entrusted a specialized company for the project and construction.

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You have to determine the best place for situating your metal garage – it is advisable that it is an area of land that drains well and is level. A foundation is essential for any garage and since this is a serious and laborious job, it is best if you contact a contractor to lay the concrete slab. Remember that the slab will need time to cure for at least two days.

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Before building a metal garage as a DIY project make sure that you have read the instructions of the manufacturer carefully and thoroughly, check that you have all the parts and elements described in the kit list. As easy as the construction process is, safety should be your prime concern. Do not work without protective eye wear, work gloves and work boots. Make sure you have at least one person to help during construction as this is definitely not a “one man job”.

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