How to Buy Prefabricated Garage Kits

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Prefabricated garage kits are custom designed garages that are sold in a kit. Choose the right one for you, bring it home and assemble it. Prefabricated garage kits are a more affordable route to take for the do-it-yourselfer. They are designed and built in pieces at the factory for fast assembly when you buy them.

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    Consider how you will use the garage kit. Prefabricated kits can be used for storage of boats, large cars and trucks, everyday garage needs or as warehouses and workshops. The garage kit purchased must be the correct size and structure for the items placed within it.

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    Determine the correct size. Many garage kits can be customized to fit your exact need, or buy a standard kit. Garage sizes range widely, yet customized designs can also be selected.

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    Choose the right model based on the design and shape of the garage. Most prefabricated garage kits have a rounded peak, while others have a pointed peak. For those that need maximum height in the center of the garage, the pointed peak provides this and works best in areas with a lot of snow, as the snow easily slides off.

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    Monitor the use of poles in the prefabricated garage kits. Some kits include poles in the center that help give the garage support, but these can easily get in the way of storage of large items such as vehicles. Even very large kits for use as airplane hangars don't need to have poles.

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    Look at materials being used in the prefabricated garage kits. Choose the type of metal or steel correct for your needs, but the highest quality steel, such as heavy gauge commercial U.S. steel is the best available. It provides the most durability and lasts longer than other products.

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    Learn the reputation of any company you purchase from. Technicians should be easy to work with and willing to help with customized needs. Consider the warranties, installation help, customization and the overall ability of the company to fit your specific garage needs.

Tips and warnings

  • While garage kits may be easy to purchase, they are often a large project to put together. Therefore, be sure you have the expertise to do it.

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