Garages that were once simply used to shelter vehicles or outdoor equipment have become so much more nowadays. From man caves and storage units, to playrooms for children and private home offices, they can do it all. But it’s important to understand that the location of your structure will be an important variable when choosing its size dimensions.
Your Location Does Count!
More times than not, when a customer thinks of the location of affecting the size of their prefab steel garage, they think about having enough space. And while it’s crucial to have enough usable space on your site, you should also take your city and county’s requirements into consideration.
- Regulations–Each city has their own regulations to be met for new construction projects and to ensure you avoid all common mistakes, you should come up with a plan that corresponds with the regulations. If you go against any of the regulations in your area, there is a possibility your construction project will be stopped.
- Design Based on Restrictions– It’s always best to start the design of your metal garage by making sure it will accommodate your vehicles and other items you wish to store. One of the most common mistakes made during the design process is choosing size dimensions that can’t accommodate your current and future needs.
- Measuring the Space– As a good rule of thumb, you should always, always measure! You need to make sure that it is physically possible to place a steel garage in the area where you have chosen to build it. For more information on restrictions in your area, you’ll need to contact your local zoning office and building department.
- Garage Building Permit – There are some areas that require you to obtain a building permit before starting a new construction project on your property. You’ll need to make sure you’ve obtained all required permits as it can be quite costly if you skip this step. It could ultimately end in the county making you cancel your project until you get your permit or cancel it completely.
- Zoning – In addition to learning about the permits required in your area, you should also educate yourself on the zoning restrictions. These restrictions will show you what the property can legally be used for. Zoning regulations may also vary based on the design you choose for your prefab garage.
Learn More About Size with Metal Garage Central
In addition to knowing what you want and how you want it done, you will also need to know more about the restrictions and regulations in your area. Not only will these restrictions affect the timeline of your project, but they may ultimately affect how big or small your unit can be. To learn more about how the location of your project can affect its size, feel free to reach out to one of our representatives today at +1 (980) 321-9898 or visit our website for more information.