Adding Value to Your Home with a Steel Building – guest blogger Paul Martin

 Yes there are people who don’t have garages.  This could be an alternative option.  Joan Parcewski   Woods Real Estate   

A carport is a home improvement that can also improve the good looks of your car or RV and adds value to your property. When a vehicle sits outside in the elements, it takes a toll on the paint and finish. Having a car parked outside can also be a nuisance, or even a hazard, during bad weather. Steel building carports are a simple, fast and inexpensive solution for creating shelter for your vehicle and upping your property value.


A regular garage has its advantages as well. A garage is enclosed all around and can double as a storage place for personal possessions, as well as a place to store the car. A garage can be locked and the contents are not visible to a passerby. If a house already has a garage, then no solution is needed, except maybe cleaning it up.


A homeowners who has a house that does not have a garage but would like a sheltered place for a vehicles, has a decision to make. They must consider the pros and cons of constructing a garage, or building a carport. Each type of structure has its place, and different people will be happiest with one or the other. It comes down to personal preference, personal needs and budget.


If storage space in the house is slim, or the homeowner also wants a little shop space for household projects, then a garage might be the best option. Construction of a regular garage can be expensive, however, and it will definitely take more time than the carport option. Steel buildings are increasingly popular as carports due to the low cost of the building, speed of construction and low maintenance costs. Depending on the size of your property, you may even want to consider something bigger. If you own farmland, something like a pole barn may be in order to protect equipment and livestock. Some companies can deliver steel barn kits for you to construct yourself or have them construct for a fee.


Steel carports come in ready to assemble units of many designs, sizes and colors. They can be built on top of a concrete slab, or over a gravel or dirt driveway area. A regular garage needs a slab and a foundation and this adds considerably to the expense.


Steel buildings are pre-engineered. This means that the company that sells and installs them already had the design checked for compliance with local building codes. Getting the plans and permits approved by the building department will be quicker as a result.


Steel buildings can also be manufactured to a customer’s specifications. For example, the pitch of the roof can be built to match the house, or, the back of the building can incorporate an enclosed space for a workshop or storage area while leaving the front and sides open for maximum ease of getting to the vehicle.


A steel building can also be used for an enclosed garage, although if the building has walls all around a foundation of some kind will be needed. If the temperatures are extreme, a steel building garage can have the interior walls insulated and finished with sheet rock for more temperature control. Steel buildings are very versatile and can be used both for a traditional garage or a carport.


If you are thinking about a carport or garage addition to your home, you might consider talking to a steel building manufacturer, or looking online. Simply searching online for the type of building you are looking for in addition to the area where you live can often yield good results. For instance, if I lived in Louisiana I might do a Google search for “carports Louisiana”. You might be surprised by how many possibilities exist. Because of the versatility of prefabricated metal buildings, they can be prove very useful to a homeowner and also help increase the value of your investment over time.

Paul Martin

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