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By ProMatcher Staff



The cost to build a garage (see the chart to the right) will increase or decrease based upon a number of factors. Here is a list of factors that will impact the cost:

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The number of square feet. Logically, the more square feet you want built, the higher the cost to build a garage. However, the larger the building (more square feet), the lower the per square foot cost.

Custom designed garages vs. a pre-designed kit or package. Custom designs are typically more expensive than using a pre-designed kit or package. Custom designs require engineering that may not be required if you use a pre-designed garage. Pre-designed garages can often be customized to meet a customer’s needs.

Your jurisdiction. Depending upon where you live, the cost of permits and building plan approvals will vary. Since you will be building a new structure, receiving plan approval and permits is most certainly required.

The type of soil. The type of soil your site has will impact the type of foundation you need. Different foundations have different costs.

The number of stories. Building a one level garage is easier than building a two level garage. Increasing the complexity increases the cost.

Garage doors and openers. Garage doors will have a significant impact on the cost of building a garage.

Finished vs. unfinished interior walls. Unfinished garages (which means the interior walls do not have a finish) are less expensive than finished garages.

Roofing materials. The roofing material and grade will impact the cost. The most common choices are asphalt, metal, and wood. Typically higher the grade materials are more expensive but have longer warranties.

Siding materials. The siding material and grade will impact the cost. The most common choices are asphalt, metal, and wood. Typically higher the grade materials are more expensive but have longer warranties.

Windows. Whether or not you include windows will impact the price. It is less expensive to eliminate windows from the project. If you choose to use windows, the material you choose will impact the price. In general, wood windows are more expensive than vinyl windows.

Heating or air conditioning. Most garages do not have heating or air conditioning. However, some people like to include heating element. Also, if there is an apartment above the garage, A/C will become a factor. Adding heating or air conditioning can significantly increase the cost to build a garage.

If you would like help finding a local contractor to help you with your project, we can help. Learn more about hiring local contractors and get a free garage cost estimate.

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