Garage building kits offer some nice advantages over traditional garage buildings. They save you money, and are a great do-it-yourself project that most people can easily tackle. With a few tools and some basic know-how, a garage building can be yours in just a few short days. LIke kits of all sorts, you just follow the step-by-step instructions to prepare and construct your new building. But not all companies put out products that are the same, so be on the lookout for the details.
When it comes to garage building kits, what you are looking for are steel frame members that are swaged for ease of assembly, solid anchoring systems, heavy gauge steel roofing and siding material, options for pedestrian doors and roll-up doors, as well as window options.
Once you find a company that makes the options and quality garage building kits that you think you may want, do your due diligence and check them out with the Better Business Bureau, try to get references of other satisfied customers and only deal with someone that is willing to back up their products with outstanding customer service. The last thing you want to deal with when you get a new garage kit is to get the run-around from the company if there is a problem. Companies like VersaTube are known for not only having top-of-the-line kits, but also for backing them up with a strong dealer network of customer service professionals.
Many garage building kits come in a wide variety of sizes. Available heights often range from 8' to 12' to 16'. Widths are commonly available between 12' and 50'. Siding is usually available in both horizontal and vertical alignment. This is really just a matter of preference and taste. Of course, color matters to many people, and many companies offer different colors for both roofing material as well as siding. Other options to think about include electric door openers and windows. Some kits include these things and others make you purchase them separately.
Just a word on the proper mindset to have when assembling garage building kits. Do not let the size of the project put you off prematurely. It is easy to see why many people don't tackle such a job due to the shear size of the building. But the thing to remember is that, like eating an elephant, you do it one bite at a time. Once you actually take delivery and verify that all the parts and pieces are there, it's just a matter of preparing the surface or foundation and following the detailed instructions from there. Lay out the frame members, attach them together, raise them up and connect them together. You get the idea. Just go through the steps and before you know it you will be the proud new owner of a garage building you built yourself, and all from a kit. Won't your wife thing you're the shizzle!
Garage building kits do not assemble themselves, but if you think you may want to put one together yourself, I say go for it. It is very doable, and thousands of people just like you have successfully done it. Do your homework, take a deep breath, pay attention to details along the way, and know that you can do it if you take it one step at a time.
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