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How do I Choose the Best Modular Garage?

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  • Written By: Erin J. Hill
  • Edited By: Bronwyn Harris
  • Last Modified Date: 24 August 2018
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To choose the best modular garage for your needs, start by identifying exactly what those needs are. Obviously, if you plan to park three cars inside the garage, it will need to be larger than it would be if you only had one car. You may also want to use the garage for extra storage space to cut down on clutter around your home. Knowing exactly what the garage will be used for will help you determine the right size and design before you make a purchase.

Once you have that figured out, you can begin shopping around for your new modular garage. There are probably several companies in your area who offer a variety of modular structures such as garages and outbuildings, and you can find them by looking in the local phone directory. Call and ask about the products each business carries, and then stop by in person to get a closer look at what each place has to offer. In many cases there will be model buildings and garages that you can walk through to get a closer look.

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If you find the modular garage you want while doing a walk-through with a local company, the next step is to get more information on price and payment options. In some cases you may be able to work out a lower price or more affordable monthly payments if the garage you’ve chosen is slightly more expensive than you’d planned for. If this is not an option, you may have to choose a different modular garage or check with another company to see if they can work with you on price.

You may also be able to have your garage customized. There are businesses who specialize in customizable modular structures, including houses and garages. This means that you can choose features, style options, and other aspects tailored to your individual needs and preferences. Customized modular garages may be more pricey, but you also get a more form-fitted option that will perfectly meet your needs.

After you have officially made a decision and purchased your modular garage, you will need to determine where it will go. If you want it attached to your home, you may have to hire an outside contractor to do it for you. A detached garage will need an area cleared out of any trees and clutter; as well as a concrete slab to place it on. The company who delivers your garage may take care of the slab for you, but ask ahead of time to be sure.

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