Storage Buildings of Birmingham
The Detached Garage is one of our leading
sellers in Birmingham and the north/central Alabama area; who doesn't need more room for their stuff? A
detached garage is a stand alone structure not attached to
your home. Garages can as small as 12' X 20' or as large as
36' X 36' or even larger, with second floor storage. Garages are typically
built on a monolithic slab but other foundation options are
There is an almost infinite amount of options as to
style, siding, size, fixtures and uses for your garage.
Customers often wish to match their house as to color,
siding and style. This we can usually do, contingent on
availability of materials, fading of the house paint and other
factors. The inside can be left unfinished, or completely
finished out with plumbing, electrical, even bathrooms.
Or you can chose something between the two.
Detached garage vs. attached garage.
It's a building
dilemma that any homeowner thinking about adding a new
garage has to consider. There are benefits and drawbacks to
both designs, so the real question you need to ask yourself
is which design is going to be best for your particular
needs. Why should I build a detached garage?
Shape of Your Lot
Believe it or not, the shape of the lot you're planning to
build on may help make your decision an easy one. A narrow
lot that stretches far back towards an alley is a natural
fit for a detached garage.
What Are You Going To Use Your Detached Garage For?
Beyond the practical considerations of your property, also
you should consider what you plan to use your garage for.
If you're wanting to set up that wood or auto shop you've
always wanted, then a detached garage can offer more space
and privacy than a garage attached directly to the house.
Also, remember that attached garages can present safety hazards if you
store fuel, paints, stains or other materials that put
off harmful fumes. Storing them in a detached garage means
you won't have to worry about those chemicals leaking into
What Will Fit Your Home Best?
Another thing to consider when deciding between a detached
or an attached model is the style, age, and condition of
your current home (and those in your neighborhood). Attached
models are relatively new in the world of homebuilding. If
you've got an older or historical home, an attached garage
is going to look forced and out of place. The awkward look
may draw ire from your neighbors as well if you live in an
area where older homes are the norm. In such cases it's
almost always wiser to build a detached garage instead. The
presence of alleys and other access points in older
neighborhoods also makes a detached garage a good choice in
Detached garages offer a lot more design options over an
attached garage. Here are some of the benefits to consider.
A detached garage can more easily reduce or even eliminate
the garage-dominated facade that many find so unattractive.
A detached garage can be set at an angle to the house, or
set back from the house.
With no garage attached to the house, think of what you
could do with that space instead. A patio or kitchen garden
might be more appreciated here.
If you have a small house, adding an attached house can
overwhelm it. A detached garage can be a much more
aesthetically pleasing option.
It can be easier to add living space above a detached garage
than an attached garage.
Are you ready for your new detached garage? Give us a call at (205)-821-7056 today or
request a quote online and let us give you a free
estimate. We serve all of Birmingham and north Alabama
including Tuscaloosa, Jasper and the over the mountain area.
What if you rent?
What if you rent or lease and want a detached garage?
That need not be a problem. While if you build a
permanent structure on your landlord's property it becomes
his, we can build you a portable garage, up to 12' wide.
That way when you move you simply move your garage.
|Customer is responsible for
compliance with all permits, zoning requirements and