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Old 03-11-2017, 01:36 PM   #1
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I have the home and I have my dream car, now I need the garage. I've been throwing around the idea of having a detached garage built, and wanted to see what tips i could get for those of you that have gone through the process. I'm still debating on steel vs pole barn, vs one of those modular Amish garages. I am in in the Mid-Atlantic so the weather is everywhere.


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Old 03-11-2017, 02:31 PM   #2
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Usually for the same money, you can have a MUCH larger steel building. It all depends on what you want IN the garage, (lift, wash bay, etc), how much land you have, if you already have a slab, etc.
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Old 03-11-2017, 03:17 PM   #3
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I have no slab. I will need to get the site prepped, etc. Are there any draw backs to steel?
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Old 03-11-2017, 03:22 PM   #4
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Weaker in terms of natural disasters, usually can't take winds as high, etc. Also, you can't mount anything directly TO the walls, you'd need to put up studs and such in areas where you want to mount anything of weight. Other than that, all the steel buildings my friends have were awesome, and they have tons of space (4-5 bays, 15' heights or more, awesome for a work garage.). Also, some of them (usually the cheap ones) aren't the best looking things in the world.
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:33 AM   #5
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I have nothing to offer other than once the kids are out of the house (hopefully in a couple years) I plan to move somewhere I can install a proper lift and work on my cars easier. Maybe get a track car... There is no shortage of things to spend money on :-)

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