Making the decision to add a garage to your existing home is a wonderful thing! No longer will you have to dream of the day when you’ll move to a home that has a garage. You’ll be able to plan and design the garage of your dreams, as well as stay in your current home!
Choosing to add a garage to your home is a great idea for those that don’t want to move into another home but need the extra space and want to protect their vehicles from the elements. Unfortunately, there are various steps that must take place in specific order before a garage addition becomes a reality. Our Raleigh garage door repair team is here to walk you through the first, most important step of adding a garage to your existing home.
It’s important, first thing, to make sure a garage addition is even a possibility. Is there enough room on the land you own? Do you have the space, next to your home or behind your home to add a garage? In addition, there are several zoning and coding restrictions that you must adhere to when building any type of structure.
Visit your local building department and talk with a building inspector, first thing. Find out the following:
- Do garage additions have specific regulations?
- Are there setback requirements for the Raleigh garage doors?
- How close can the garage addition be to the edge of your property?
- Does the driveway need to have a specific design?
- Are there wall and roof height requirements?
All of these questions might be answered by an architect or Raleigh garage door repair company, but it’s best to get the information from the building inspection department in your area. That way, you’ll know exactly what to expect as you move forward with planning and designing your garage addition.
Once you learn the zoning and coding restrictions for a garage addition, you can decide whether or not your garage will be attached or detached. Your zoning and coding requirements might make that decision for you. You may only be able to build a separate structure or vice versa.
If you’re able to do as you please in the way of attached or detached, consider the benefits of both and make your decision. Attached garages cost less, generally, and also offer more convenience and benefits for those that want to use the garage as an extension of the home. A detached garage also has advantages that attached ones don’t; a workshop separated from your home, ability to add an apartment, and more!
Once you decide on an attached or detached garage addition, the planning and designing can begin! Be sure to visit back with us, next blog post, for more information regarding planning and designing your garage addition!
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