In the previous decades, if you needed a new garage, your go-to options were wooden or concrete buildings. However, as technology has evolved, metal buildings are now the leading option for commercial and residential applications, offering more benefits than any other material. Metal garage kits allow homeowners and business owners to build strong, reliable and durable garages for personal and commercial applications. What makes metal garage kits so popular with builders today?
Building Your Own Garage with a Metal Garage Kit
Though it might seem like a simple project, a garage is an important investment. It protects valuable assets such as cars, tools and equipment and can also provide a valuable stream of income. As builders look to customize garages according to use, flexibility has become a key concern. Of the available building materials, metal, and particularly steel, offers the highest design flexibility.
Steel Garage Buildings Designed According to Use
There are many different reasons why you may be looking to build a new garage. Maybe you want to open a service shop or protect your valuable car collection. Your intended use of the garage will dictate it’s interior and exterior design, including your choice of doors, windows, lights, insulation and more.
Why are Prefab Metal Garage Kits Your Best Option?
The do it yourself (DIY) movement is becoming more popular by the day. People are now actively seeking out DIY projects, and metal garage kits provide a great avenue to execute a hands-on project. Smaller and less complex garage designs can be built without the assistance of professional contractors.
Easy to Build
Prefab metal garage kits make it easier for anyone to set up and build their own garage, regardless of experience. Garage kits come with all necessary pieces and a detailed set of instructions on how to assemble them. For smaller, personal garages, you should be able to build them with the proper tools, some friends, and a bit of time.
Prefab metal garage kits are typically a more cost-effective option, particularly in the long-term. They are also available in many different options to match any budget. Considering that metal garages require minimal maintenance to continue functioning well and looking great, metal garage kits save you a lot of money throughout their lifespan.
Types of Steel Garage Building Kits
Whether you are looking to protect a single car from the elements or create a maintenance or storage depot for a fleet, steel garage building kits come in several designs, sizes and layouts to meet your intended use.
As the name suggests, this type is intended for personal use, such as storing one or two vehicles. However, we recommend that you think of the future when setting up a personal garage. You might buy an additional vehicle or wish to have a workshop in your garage, in which case you will need additional space. Consider this before choosing a size to build.
Commercial metal garage kits from TORO Steel are designed with a clear span interior to provide unobstructed space. This allows the garage to accommodate equipment and machinery required to operate a vehicle maintenance and storage facility. You can also install bays and hoists as need be. With steel being fire resistant, you can safely operate welding equipment. Commercial garages can also be designed to meet unique needs like insulation to protect equipment, multiple entries, windows and ventilation systems.
This garage typically offers storage space for lifestyle needs such as:
- Motorcycle, bicycle and golf cart storage and repair
- Fishing equipment storage
- Storage for seasonal items
- Hobby space for crafting
- Storage shed for lawn equipment and supplies
This is typically a small garage that has enough space for one average car, and for the driver and passenger to open the doors and get in or out of the vehicle.
Double Wide Garage
This is typically called a two-car garage. It is designed like a single garage but provides enough width to park two cars comfortably and for occupants to get in and out.
Start a Business with Your Metal Garage Building Kits
Metal garage kits offer exceptional design flexibility. This means they can be used for a wide range of functions, including opening an auto repair shop business. With the clear span framing of the steel structure, you get large, open and unobstructed spaces that are also easily customizable to accommodate a fully functioning business. Our highly knowledgeable and experienced team can work with you to create a unique floor layout that maximizes inventory and provides enough room to work. They also make for great agricultural farm buildings.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question 1: Are DIY Metal Garage Kits Right for Me?
Building one of the smaller, simpler garages yourself can be a lot of fun. DIY projects give you full control over what needs to be done, meaning you can create a budget that you can easily stick to. As long as you plan everything out, create a budget, understand how to work with different tools and materials safely and take a rest once in a while, you shouldn’t have any major challenges. Alternatively, you can always seek help from friends, family, or professionals.
Question 2: How “Good” Are Metal Garages Kits?
Metal, in general, is stronger and more durable than wood. It, therefore, follows that metal garages are not only more durable but also have more value than the wooden garages. They are stronger, better for the environment, last longer, cost less to build and maintain, and are resistant to insects, mold and fire.
Question 3: How Long Will a Steel Garage Building Last?
Steel buildings are known for being strong, low maintenance and incredibly durable. Whereas traditional buildings must undergo an extensive list of maintenance checks, a steel garage can last for decades with minimal, occasional maintenance. Steel is impervious to many issues that can affect wooden or brick structures, which increases its durability and longevity. This also means that your maintenance costs will often be lower throughout the life of the building.
There is a reason why steel and metal buildings are leading in residential, commercial, industrial and civic building projects. Their exceptional durability, lifetime cost-effectiveness and low maintenance requirements make them smart investments for their different applications.
Interested in a Prebuilt Garage? Contact Toro
TORO Steel is a leading manufacturer of high-quality metal buildings, including metal garage kits. Whether you are looking to build a small personal garage or a large auto repair shop, we’ve got you covered. Not only can you expect precision-crafted metal garage kits, but also support, guidance and consultation. We understand how much a strong, reliable and cost-effective garage means to you, and we can’t wait to help you create it. Are you interested in a prebuilt garage? Contact Toro Steel today to talk to our experts and get started.
Types and Features of Steel & Metal Garage Buildings