If you are interested in building a new garage, consider the costs associated with building a new garage. You will have to make a lot of decisions if you are ready to add on to your home or build a detached garage. The team here at Garage Door Repair Houston wants you to be ready for those decisions.
Here are some of the choices you will need to make:
1. How Many Garage Doors?
The first thing to consider is what size do you plan to build your garage? There isn’t an exact dimension you must build the room, but you do need a certain amount of space to park your vehicles.
For example, a 2-car garage needs a minimum of 20’ X 20’. A one car garage would be fine with a 12’ X 20’ space. You can expect a quote of at least $30 per square foot on the most basic building. The choices you make after the size can raise that quote significantly.
2. What Type of Foundation Do You Need?
A builder has to take into account the climate and terrain of the area when deciding which type of foundation you need. They may need to grade the ground or add a footer to the foundation. The person you contract to do this will give you the best options for your property.
3. Which Style Garage Door Do You LIke?
Garage doors can start at about $500 a piece for the most basic model. Depending on which material, manufacturer, and style you go with, it could be as much as $1,000+ for the door alone.That doesn’t include the labor it takes to instal the new door. If you have a 2 car garage, that number will double.
4. Do You Want Windows in The Garage?
If you have a larger garage, you may want to consider installing windows. An exhaust fan may be a good idea also, if you live in a humid area. While adding windows will increase the overall cost of the project, they do give you a good return on your investment.
5. What Type of Siding do You Need?
For an attached garage, you need to side the building with a matching or complimenting type of siding. Vinyl is the cheapest siding you can choose. Next to that is aluminum or cement board. Brick or wood are your most expensive option.
6. Will You Finish The Inside of the Garage?
If you want to increase the R-factor of your garage, then you need to add insulation to the walls and finish it off with drywall. It is best to insulate your garage if you are going to use it for storage. Also, you might want to add in electrical outlets and lighting.
These are some of the top choices you will have to make when building a new garage. When it is time to install the new doors, you can call the team here at Garage Door Repair Houston to make the installation. We will work with the contractor to finish that part of the project.
Call us now if you need new garage doors installed. Our team is ready to help you.