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Vehicles and similar assets such as boats, motor cycles, ATVs, etc., represent large investments that homeowners want to protect against harm from outside elements. One good reason to plan a new garage or carport project.
A 2-minute hailstorm can cause cracked windows and headlights, and create surface damaging dents and dings to unprotected vehicles that not only mar the appearance. But break down protective finishes; an open invitation for rust and peeling paint, causing further damage.
Carport or garage construction can remedy the problem; providing a safe haven for vehicles, boats, and the alike. Keeping them protected not only from damage caused by storms, and fading and material breakdown caused by too much UV exposure. But also safe from theft and vandalism.
When making garage building plan selection, most homeowners opt for a two car garage plan, since many households have more than one vehicle. And also because the increased space and versatility provided is well worth the additional cost — which isn't that much more than it would be for a one car garage.
The cost of a two car garage will vary; according to your local, garage design and size, materials used, and any extras included. Such as a heated garage floor, electronic garage door opener; or the addition of a workspace complete with garage workbench, garage shelving, and storage area.
Another cost-effecting factor is whether garage construction will be completed as a do it yourself project, through the services of a garage builder, or using a purchased two car garage kit.
Expect to pay anywhere from around $12,000 to $65,000 on up for a basic garage with concrete floor; the standard size of a two car garage being about 22-feet by 22-feet. This provides a little extra space for things such as camping gear, or a lawn mower and other lawn-care equipment.
If cost sounds a little out of your range, don't lose heart. Consider the wallet friendly option of a carport, instead.
A carport — whether a freestanding carport, enclosed carport, carport awning over a concrete floor slab, or portable car shelter model — has other benefits than cost alone. Including:
Carport advantages over a garage include:
Regardless if you chose to build a canvas carport, a wood carport or metal — whether a portable carport or not — consider the following when developing your carport design plan:
For a superior carport design, also consider the following:
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