Here are 8 things you need to know about the building process of wooden garages according to Quick Garden Experts:
Unfortunately, permits vary state to state and even county by county. Before you actually fork over money for anything, you will need to make sure what you intend to build is to code. That includes any wiring or plumbing you intend to install.
Be sure to get quotes from multiple contractors. In the quotes, be sure everything is accounted for and you understand the thorough explanations. If you feel uncomfortable at any time during the process, go with your gut. Pro tip: meet the subcontractors that will be working on your home.
#3 Attached or Detached
Do you want an attached garage or a detached garage? There are pros and cons to both. One may be easier to get a permit for than the other. Do you want to be able to get to your garage without walking through the elements? Or, would you rather have your loud workspace away from your home?
What are you going to use your wooden garage for? Do you want to put one or two cars inside? Will you need electric installed? You can also use this structure for a personal office or workspace. Think about whether or not you want utilities, and if so add that into the building costs and time.
#5 Heating or Cooling
Do you need to control the temperature of your wooden garage? If so, how will you heat and/or cool the structure? There are many options for heat ranging from oil, to electric, to propane, to wood stove! Depending on where your log cabin is located, you may not need air conditioning. A few fans and some ventilation might do it. However, if you are going to be using the building for long periods of time in the heat of the day you may want to think about air conditioning or swamp cooling.
#6 You Will Get Annoyed
It is inevitable. You will get annoyed during the building process. If you are building the wooden garage yourself, be sure to budget in extra costs for more materials. Ask anyone, you will always need to buy more! Around your 4th trip to the home improvement store you will begin to lose your cool. Don’t! Just enjoy the journey.
#7 One or Two Story
Do you want a one or two story wooden garage? Once again, whatever you decide check code. Also, take into consideration it will cost more money to build. If you are going to include utilities, a two story will add to the budget. So will heating or cooler a larger structure.
If you want a driveway, be sure to factor in the costs and time it will take to add this feature. If you don’t have it in your budget, you can always add it at a later date. Consider using gravel, or building your wooden garage in such a way you won’t need a driveway to drive into.