A metal garage is a durable building that will keep your vehicle safe and secure and a flexible storage space that offers you limitless possibilities. Building a steel garage means creating a strong structure that can resist harsh weather conditions, fire, pests, mold, and more.
The value of your property is determined by the market rate per square foot of other houses in your area, along with several other key factors. Therefore, building a steel garage will significantly increase the value of your property. If you decide to sell the property in future, you are guaranteed to get a good return on the investment you put in building the garage.
Factors that Make a Metal Garage a Great Investment
Increase your Property Value
Building a detached garage will significantly increase the value of your property. However, the value is also dependent on other factors, such as the age and condition of your property. This makes using metal garage kits a great investment as they are low-maintenance, durable, and will continue looking great for years to come.
Create Storage Space
Using metal garage kits to build a spacious detached garage creates essential space to secure your vehicles. They also provide additional storage space for items such as lawn equipment, holiday decor, toys, patio furniture, and more that would otherwise crowd your home.
Allow You to Use Your Current Garage for Living Space
For a home that already has an attached garage, building a detached metal garage enables you to transfer the role to a structure outside of your home. This will allow you to convert the attached garage into additional living space such as a home theatre, gym, living room, or spare bedroom. When it comes to finances, remodeling your existing garage into a new room is more cost-efficient than enlarging your home.
Design a Multi-Purpose Space
In addition to being used as a garage, our metal garage kits can be customized to include high ceilings that give you additional space without taking up more of your lot area, if local building codes allow. You can use this extra space to create a second-level office, guest space, or for more storage.
Improve Your Resale Appeal
A spacious garage is a feature many buyers look for when purchasing a property. In this case, a professionally designed, spacious, and easy-to-maintain metal garage will significantly increase the value of your property and its appeal to potential buyers.
How Much Value Can a Steel Garage Kit Add to Your Property?
Studies have found that a regular-sized garage has the potential to instantly increase the value of your home by approximately 13%. This translates to an 81% return on the investment put into building a metal garage. With the numerous prefabricated metal garage kit options available, building one can be a cost-effective and easy process.
Mistakes That Cost You More Money
Using our customizable metal garage kits will increase the value of your property. However, it is important to carefully design and execute the project to avoid mistakes that will cost you financially and affect the value of your home. Outlined below are some costly mistakes you should avoid.
Building a Garage That is Too Large for The Lot
Building a detachable metal garage on a relatively small lot can make your space look crowded and devalue your property as a result. Therefore, consider the dimensions of your lot and the available space when purchasing your metal garage kit.
Ruining the Aesthetics
It is possible to customize your prefabricated garage kits. You can build a customized front wall out of any material you wish to help blend the garage with the other structures on your property. If you prefer not to build a new wall, you can select from our available colours for straight-wall buildings or paint your arch-style building to match your home’s design. It is important to ensure that your garage complements the other structures on the property to look nice and provide a higher return on your investment.
Garage Customizations That Can Add More Value to Your Home
While it is not essential for your garage to have heating and air conditioning, any climate-controlled space on your property will offer better returns. As such, one of the most popular upgrades in pre-engineered metal building kits is adding an insulation kit. These kits come separately in pre-measured, pre-cut pieces that attach to the panels using caps and pins. The insulation helps to stabilize heat transfer and make the interior more comfortable in a variety of weather conditions. In addition to temperature control and avoiding condensation, insulation also offers other benefits, such as noise control, which is quite helpful if you also work in your garage.
Things to Consider When Building a Steel Garage
Building your own detached metal garage may be an exciting project. However, you should consider the following aspects before you begin.
The Size of the Garage
The best way to avoid being saddled with a metal garage that is too small or too large is to get your measurements correct. Measure the size of your vehicle, the amount of space you need to walk around it, and any additional room you would like for storage or other purposes. Compare this to the available space on your property to determine if the size will work. Remember that the interior measurement will be smaller than the exterior. This is also a perfect time to consider your future needs, such as space for an additional vehicle or workshop. It is better to have extra space to accommodate these things to begin with than build your structure too small.
The Architectural Style of Your Home.
Your detached metal garage is part of your property, and so it is essential to have a design that will complement your home. Each element should be in harmony with the other structures on your property. Otherwise, your garage will stick out for all the wrong reasons and affect the resale value of your property.
Local Building Codes
Before you begin building, be sure you have the correct permits and that your local building codes allow steel garages. If you are going to be connecting electricity and water to the garage, check the required permits for that as well. Be sure to have the proper building inspection conducted once it is complete, or you may be unable to sell the property in the future.
Get Your Budget Right
Most metal garage kits do not include doors, windows, or other design elements. If you want to add these features to your garage, be sure to factor their cost into your total budget.
The Toro Advantage
Our garage building kits offer several benefits compared to those made from traditional materials such as wood and bricks. Our metal garage kits are:
- Low maintenance and easy to care for
- Resistant to mold, pests, and fire
- Easy to construct for simple designs
- Customizable with windows, ventilation systems, insulation, multiple entries and more
Protect Your Assets with A Steel Garage from Toro
We understand how valuable your vehicles and belongings are to you, which is why our metal garage kits are designed to fit your unique needs while offering unbeatable protection. If you have any questions, reach out to us by calling 1-877-870-8676. You can also request a free online quote.