Metal Garages and Carports

Metal Garages and Carports in Argyle

Protect Your Car and Your Property Value with a Sensible, Durable Addition

Garages are powerful and important parts of a home. For one, having a garage protects your car from the elements, which can save you money on costly repairs and help preserve the value of your vehicle. Beyond that, garages can even increase the property value of your home. In fact, most homeowners see about an 81% return on their investment when they add a garage, according to PocketSense. Carports are similar in the sense that they provide protection to vehicles, but look more like a metal structure that has at least one side open as opposed to a fully enclosed space.

Just as there are many different styles of garages to choose from, from gable style garages with a triangular appearance to protective and spacious hip-style garages, there are different materials to construct them with as well. Some people might choose wooden garage doors for their classic and timeless appearance, while others might choose wood composite garages for their modern farmhouse vibe. The practical, minimalistic individual might opt for an aluminum frame garage to provide ample protection from sunlight. One of the most common options, though, is the metal garage made of galvanized steel and painted with a topcoat finish or clad with a composite metal.

Some of the benefits of choosing a metal garage or carport include:

  • Cost-effectiveness

Metal garages and carports tend to be less expensive than alternatives. Furthermore, while wood structures tend to require frequent maintenance like painting, mold inspection, and monitoring for pests, these issues are far and few between for metal garage owners. Plus, metal garages last at least 20-30 years for the average owner, whereas wooden garages last an average of ten years. In that sense, metal garages provide greater value and will allow you to enjoy their other benefits for many years to come.

  • Highly customizable

Metal is highly durable, and when you opt for a metal garage, you can truly make it the space that fits your lifestyle. When constructing your metal garage, we take many factors into account, such as the measurements of your land or the concrete that is available. We will also listen to your design specifications to create a garage that exceeds your expectations.

  • Low maintenance

The nature of metal garages is that they are resistant to changes in the weather. Wood garages often comes with headaches like rotting, pest infestations, and even fires, but owners of metal garages have far less of these concerns. Plus, they are simple to clean with a pressure washer.

  • Environmentally friendly

You might think that metal is damaging to the environment, but if handled properly, this does not have to be the case. Many metals are naturally occurring and have great recycling potential. Even though your metal garage is built to stand the test of time, if you decide to tear it down for any reason, you should have no problem recycling many of its materials.

Like with any new build or addition to your home, it is important to weigh all of your options, and we want our clients to be aware that metal garages are not for everyone. If any of the following concerns are at the top of your priority list, you might want to consider other garage or carport options:

  • Lack of temperature control

The natural tendency of any metal structure is to be cold, and that includes metal garages. Because of this, it can be difficult to get your garage to sit at an ideal temperature, but not impossible. If this is a concern for you, communicating it will help us create the space you need. One of the ways we can do this is by lowering the ceiling slightly. Heat rises, so a vaulted ceiling encourages hot air to travel upwards, rather than in the space where people need it the most. It is also possible to insulate a metal garage with materials like fiberglass, but you would need to consider the additional cost of this when deciding the best material for you.

  • Lack of electricity

It is possible to add electricity to your metal garage, but this will require extra steps and some additional customization in order to make sure it will work properly. This can be an obstacle for homeowners who are hoping to plug in their power tools or perform certain car inspections. One potential solution for this is to install a direct wiring from the home’s main electrical panel, but we will want to consider the available options if access to electricity is important for you.

  • Vulnerable to rust and corrosion

Metals are naturally prone to rusting and corroding over time. When a metal rusts, it means that it has been exposed to oxygen and moisture for a long period of time and created iron oxide. This can be an issue in the eyes of some, but you are not helpless in the hands of corrosion. There are steps you can take to combat the corrosion, like fixing leaks, maintaining upkeep and paint, and adding a dehumidifier. If this is a concern for you, we are happy to walk you through the best options to fit your needs and keep your metal garage looking beautiful for many years to come.

To learn more about metal garages, call Payne Acres at (469) 202-5456 or contact us online.

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