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What You Need to Know About Detached Garages

January 17, 2019

It’s no surprise that building a detached garage on your property has tons of benefits: it adds value to your home, it gives you a place to park your car on rainy days and it provides an extra space for storage. This post will teach you what you need to know about the process behind putting up a brand-new detached garage.

Steps to take before building a detached garage

Like with any other home additions in Fort Worth, TX, you can’t just call a contractor and have him start building your new detached garage right away. There’s a lot of planning that goes into the whole project. These are just a few of the many steps behind building a detached garage:

  • Determine your wants and needs: The first step in pretty much any home improvement project is figuring out exactly what you need. The same holds true for a detached garage. Do you need a one-, two- or three-car garage? Would you like extra storage space for your tools or lawn care equipment? Do you want to have a little workshop in your garage as well? These are all things to think about before you call a contractor. Once we know what you need and want, the process will be a whole lot easier.
  • Check regulations: Sometimes, what we want and what we can actually have are two very different things. Many towns and even homeowner’s associations have rules regarding detached garages (or any other freestanding structures on your property). Height and square footage are the two strictest regulations, but siding material and color might also be factors to keep in mind. You should be able to look up any of these regulations online.
  • Pick a contractor: With a plan in mind, it’s time to find a contractor to get the project started. There are likely numerous contractors out there willing to build a detached garage for you, but some are obviously better than others. Choose a company with a good reputation that offers you a fair quote for the build. Feel free to shop around and see which contractor will give you the best price and fastest turnaround time.
  • Obtain a permit: Depending on where you live and how big your garage is going to be, you’ll probably need to get a permit before you break ground. Luckily, your contractor should be able to take care of that for you.
  • Plan the financing: Though they’re worth it, most home additions in Fort Worth, TX are quite expensive. A basic non-insulated, non-heated detached garage will set you back about $45 per square foot. That base cost only goes up from there once you start picking out specific features like the garage door and siding. Your contractor should work alongside you to design and build a detached garage that perfectly meets your needs and budget.

Whether big or small, fancy or simple, The RockAway Company is your top choice if you’re looking to build a detached garage. We have years of experience building garages of all shapes and sizes, and we guarantee we can put up a garage that meets your needs and adds tons of value to your property.

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