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Advantages of Metal Garages over Traditional Garages

By Carport Charlie   |   Posted In: Garages

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So you are thinking about replacing or adding a garage on your property.  Have you given much consideration to the type of garage you should choose?  When most people think of garages, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the traditional wood garage attached to a house.  However, a steel garage provides some distinct advantages over traditional wood structures.  As you research and consider what to purchase for your property, keep in mind the following benefits of metal garages.





Do you like to save money?  Of course you do!  We all do.  That is why you will want to check out metal garage kits’ prices.  Metal garage prices tend to be substantially lower than the costs of traditional wood garages.  Wooden garages are more expensive to both build and maintain.  Furthermore, do-it-yourselfers can save even more money by constructing and installing steel garage kits on their own.


Metal garage buildings are becoming increasingly popular in large part due to the flexibility and customizability they offer.  Metal garage kits allow for easy and quick installation of your steel garage nearly anywhere on your property where there is a level surface, and they can easily be attached to existing structures as well.  Metal garage plans can come in a wide variety of lengths and widths, and it is easier and more cost effective to add onto and customize steel garages at a later date than it is to do so with a traditional wood structure.  Steel garage buildings can also be used for many different purposes, as shown in our previous post “8 Practical, Creative uses for Metal Garages”  Finally, a more portable metal garage is much easier to relocate than a more static wooden structure.

Safety and Convenience

Steel garages are manufactured to be weather resistant, and they come in different gauges to offer the strength against the elements that you may need depending on the climate in your area.  Over time, the elements will cause warping, rotting, molding, and cracking in wood structures, and they are also prone to termite and other insect infestations.  In addition, metal garage buildings are more fire resistant than wooden garages.  Steel garage buildings are also generally easier to clean than wood garages, often requiring only a pressure washer and mild solution.  Wooden garages can be cleaned in this way as well; however, they take longer to dry, and you will want to coat the interior with paint or some other sealant to prevent damage from deterioration or mildew.  Speaking of paint, the exterior of wood garages may have to be repainted after a number of years, but this is not necessary with steel garage kits because your choice of color is designed to withstand the elements and applied during the manufacturing process.Vertical Roof Style Garage

As you research and examine the various types of wood and metal garages for sale, remember the aforementioned benefits of purchasing metal garage kits.  Steel garages offer advantages in value, versatility, safety, and convenience that simply cannot be matched by traditional wood structures.  Take the time to look into what kinds of metal garages best suit your needs.


Carport Central is an industry leading installer of high-quality metal buildings for just about any need and budget. Whether you want a small steel storage shed for lawn equipment, a metal workshop, a large agricultural building, or anything in between, we’ve got you covered. Contact us online or give us a call at (888) 548-9031 to learn more or to get started on your brand new custom metal building.