Three Important Things Homeowners Should Know About Custom Garages

by | Sep 23, 2019 | Construction And Maintenance

Most modern houses have garages built onto the house. Older homes, though, leave their owners parking their vehicles beside the house or on the street. Weather plays a part in the lifespan of a vehicle, so a garage is necessary to the longevity of a car. A garage builder in Highland can help homeowners who need a custom garage. Here’s what you need to know.

Zoning and Permits

Homeowners should research zoning and permits. There are rules regarding where the garage can be built on the property and what size garage is allowed, in addition to the question of whether anything at all can lawfully be built on the property. Zoning information will also include drainage and roofing material specs.


The length and width of the driveway are relevant to how much your garage builder in Highland can customize for you. Most single car garages require a 10-foot wide driveway. If trees or fences border the drive, then a 14-foot width is required for the car doors to open safely. Two-car garages require 20 to 24 feet clearance. If homeowners need a turnaround to avoid backing into a busy street, then they’ll need to plan on a 10-foot width by 12-foot depth in order to back the car in to turn around.

Storage or Living Space

Garages make great storage spaces for cars, sporting equipment, lawn furniture, and lawn maintenance equipment and supplies. Custom garages can be constructed with built-ins, shelves, and platforms for storage. They can also be built with room above for additional living space such as an in-law apartment. This gives the house extra square footage that will be attractive to potential buyers when the time comes to sell the house. At Garage Guys of Indiana, Inc., we work with our clients to design and build the perfect garage. Visit our website today to learn more.

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