Welcome back! In our last blog post, our Raleigh garage doors team began talking about the different types of garages, starting with attached and detached stick built garages. While many think that garages are a standard part of an American home, that hasn’t always been the case. Garages have only become a popular home addition in the last 20 years. Those that own an older home probably don’t have a garage. That’s why we decided to take some time to discuss the different types of garages so those that are considering building one will have the information they need to make the best decision on what type they need/want.
Different Types of Garages | Raleigh Garage Doors
For those that can’t afford to have a stick built garage constructed, there is another option! A “pole barn” is a great way to create a large garage and save money at the same time! Many homeowners prefer the look of a stick built garage, but those looking to stick to a budget will be more than happy to settle for this type of garage. Pole barns are typically built from metal and have four walls, at least two Raleigh garage doors, as well as an exterior door to enter and exit. With today’s designs, pole barns have come a long way! There are many ways to disguise the look of the exterior metal. Some pole barns even mimic the look of a home’s structure and design. The possibilities for style are endless.
If you’re looking for a larger structure that offers protection for your vehicles and a great place for extra storage, considering a pole barn might be the best option for you. With the money you save on forgoing a stick built garage, you can really make a nice pole barn that looks stylish and adds storage in more ways than one!
Our last garage type is direct and to the point. If you’re looking only for a place to store your vehicle and protect it from the seasonal elements, a carport is just right. In addition, carports are much more cost efficient than stick built garages and pole barns, alike. Typically, carports don’t have any walls. They’re just a roof on actual poles. Integrated properly, carports can be quite attractive and very convenient.
No matter your choice for a stick built garage, pole barn, or carport, you’re sure to enjoy the extra space and vehicle protection that all offer. Each structure can be designed to fit your needs and your style taste! Once you’re ready, our Raleigh garage doors team can help you decide what type of garage doors you’ll need for your garage or pole barn!
If you’re interested in talking with our Raleigh garage door repair team about getting new doors installed in your current garage, be sure to contact Hanson Overhead, soon! You’ll be surprised how much better a new garage door will insulate your entire home, saving you money and energy this winter!