There is no arguing the fact that there are a lot of benefits to having an attached garage. An attached garaged is a great place to store your cars and gives you the ability to carry the groceries into the house without having to be outside in the weather. Many homeowners also find that the garage serves as a handy place to store bikes, outdoor toys, lawn mowers, boats and other recreational equipment. No matter what you plan to store in your garage or how you plan to use it, there are several things you may want to consider for before you start garage construction.
Although you may have seen others add a garage on to their homes without consulting the city or county building department, there are many rules and regulations you should follow when adding a structure to your home. While you may be tempted to ignore the need for a permit to avoid an extra cost, you would be wise to follow protocol. Not only will this ensure your garage is built correctly and is safe for your family, if you get caught building without a permit you could face a large fine. In the end, you will not have saved any money at all on your garage construction.
When building on to your home, it is a good idea to use a professional contractor. Contractors have the ability to look at your home and give you ideas about what can be done to make things as functional as possible. They may also be able to help make your new garage look like part of the original structure instead of like an addition. Contractors will be familiar with the building code and be able to help you get the job done without having to redo everything after every inspection.
Garage construction is an exciting step and an excellent addition to your property. By taking the right steps, you can make sure you get it done right the first time.