Building a garage is a great way to add extra money to the value to your property. In addition, a garage has a wide range of uses including somewhere to keep your vehicle safe and dry, serving as a workshop and a place to keep your tools. A range of prefab garages can be bought fairly cheaply. Although they require some assembly, this is simple when you know how.
Choosing the Area
First, you will need to select the place to put your garage. You need to make sure that the land is level and free from debris such as tree roots and other rubbish. Make sure that the ground is level. This can be done with a spirit level. If the ground is uneven, you can even out the flooring with some packed earth. Alternatively, you can make a cement floor for your garage.
If you plan to use your new garage as a workshop during the winter months, it is a good idea to consider adding thermal doors and windows. Of course, it is also important to make sure that your garage stays cool in the summer months.
Your prefab garage kit will come complete with just about everything that you need to assemble it. However, there are a few items such as roof shingles that will not usually be supplied. It is important to make sure that you have everything you need together before you get started and, if necessary, purchase the extra parts.
Choosing the Right Day
You want to make sure that you choose a day when you have plenty of time to complete the task. Be aware that if you have never attempted this kind of task before it might take longer than you had expected. You also want to build your garage on a sunny day when there is not too much wind, as a windy day will make the process much slower.
A Two-Man Job
If possible, get a friend to help you. This project will go much more smoothly if there are two or three people available to keep the parts of your prefab garage kit upright while they are being secured.
Seeking Professional Help
You may well discover that you are not as handy with tools and assembly work as you had hoped. In this case, there is no shame in consulting a professional. Most professional builders should be happy to build your garage for you, and this can be done in just a couple of hours.