So, you’re at your house relaxing in your living room when all of the sudden you hear a loud crack of thunder. You grab your phone, pull up the weather and see a large hail storm in the forecast. You peak through the curtains to witness your beautiful car being plummeted by icy droplets of doom… Boy, don’t you wish you had a garage to pull into?
And weather protection isn’t the only thing garages are good for. Added storage, security and extra square footage are just a few of the bonuses you get when you add a garage on to your home. The Clayton Built® team wants to give you the option to add this space to select homes. So, let’s get into all you need to know about Clayton Built® garage options.
Attached vs. Detached
If you want a free-standing garage that’s a completely separate structure from your home, then it’s called a detached garage. These can be added to your property relatively easily compared to attached garages, because all you need are the materials to construct it. It can even be added to your property after you purchase your home. Be sure to obtain any permits or approvals required by your local zoning or building authorities.
If you’re more interested in an attached garage, then you have two options. An adjacent garage is an added-on structure that supports itself, but still requires significant planning when it is attached to your Clayton Built® home. Integrated garages are the second type of attached garages. At first glance, it may be hard to tell whether a garage is adjacent or integrated. The biggest difference between the two types of attached garages is integrated garages function with the home, meaning they share a foundation and a fourth wall.
Adding a Site-Built Garage to Your Prefab Home
Adding a garage to your Clayton Built® home is possible for select homes. If you are deciding whether to add a garage to your home, the best time to make that decision is prior to the selection and purchase of your home so the garage can be added to the design of your home before it is built.
You and your home consultant will need to check with the local building department or permitting office before you choose your home to make sure you both understand all local codes and building regulations that will need to be followed in order to build a garage.
After your home has been completely set up on your land, and all preliminary planning and code compliance verifications are made, a garage can be added by a contractor. Planning ahead of time with your home consultant is the best plan of action so you can have more options and are prepared for the on-site construction process.
Wanting to Add a Garage?
Once you’ve decided to add a garage to your home, it’s important that you find a reputable professional to properly complete construction of your garage. Ask your local home center if they have suggestions for contractors who offer the service in your area. Other things to look for when choosing a contractor include:
- Licensing and insurance
- Quality materials available
- Testimonials from other customers
Whether it’s designing your dream garage , or simply wanting to add a garage for additional space, the Clayton Built® team has you covered! This is just one of the many ways you can customize your home to ensure you get exactly what you want. So, what kind of customizations will you come up with?