How Big Is a 2-Car Garage? 2-Car Garage Dimensions

By Jay Lara   |   Posted In: Garages

2 car garage

Got two vehicles you need to protect and keep safe? A detached two-car garage can be a perfect solution. A metal garage is also an ideal place for storing lawn & garden equipment, tools, recreational equipment, and any number of items you no longer have room for inside your home.


But which 2-car garage dimensions make the most sense for you? That’s an important question to ask, and the answer you come up with will help determine what kind of double-car garage you need.


How big is a two car garage? When it comes to a prefab metal garage for sale, you aren’t limited to a one-size-fits-all approach. And Carport Central individually designs each custom steel structure we provide to meet your exact specifications and needs!


How to Choose the Right Two-Car Garage Size

 Two car garage dimensions typically start at 20’ wide and 21’ long at a minimum, but they can also be designed much larger, depending on your needs. A 20’x21’ building can house two regular passenger vehicles, but there won’t be room for much of anything else. Here are some good tips to follow when it comes to choosing the right 2-car metal garage dimensions for you:


1. How many vehicles do you have and what other items do you plan to store in your garage?

Since it’s a 2-car garage, you can certainly keep two vehicles in there. Alternatively, you could put a passenger vehicle in one bay, and one or more other large pieces of equipment in the other bay. Either way, you should plan to include enough buffer space to be able to navigate around your vehicles and other items without bumping into anything.


2. How large are your vehicles and the other items you need to store?

The particular vehicles (or other large items) you want to park inside will help decide how large of a garage you should plan for. For example, a full-size truck may call for a longer building than the 21’ minimum. A motorhome or trailered boat can be a good bit longer than a normal passenger vehicle, too. Thankfully, Carport Central can provide metal buildings in any custom length to meet your needs.


3. What’s the tallest vehicle or item that you need to store?

Height is another important factor to consider because you want to make sure there’s enough clearance to accommodate the tallest vehicle or item in your garage. We can provide buildings as tall as 20’ in most locations, and that’s particularly helpful if you own a tall-profile vehicle like an RV, bus, or camper.


4. How do you want to use your double garage now?

What are your immediate plans for your metal garage? Start by mapping out all the vehicles, lawn equipment, machinery, tools, and other items you know you want to keep inside. Would it be helpful to choose a utility building that includes an attached, open-air lean-to on one or both sides? You can do a lot with a garage/carport combo, and Carport Central has designed, delivered, and installed a ton of these types of combination buildings.


5. Will how you use your double garage change in the future?

Got plan to add a vehicle in the near future, or anticipate some other storage needs down the road? If so, better to go ahead and order a metal garage that includes room to grow. Choosing a larger metal building now is a more affordable solution than having to plan for a second building addition down the road.


Some of our more popular double-car garage dimensions include 24’x21’, 21’x26’, 24’x31’, 24’x36’, and 30’x41’. And where you decide to place any roll-up garage doors, walk-in doors, and windows is completely up to you. You also get to choose from our palette of color options for the roof, sides, and trim and can mix and match colors any way you like.


Why a Metal 2-Car Garage Is a Smart Choice

There are a lot of good reasons why it makes sense to choose a strong, rugged, fully-customizable, enclosed steel garage. Steel structures are more resistant than stick-built garages in terms of enduring severe weather, moisture issues, and pest threats. And since steel is incombustible by nature, you’ll experience better fire protection too. Plus, a custom steel building from Carport Central is just as versatile as it is durable. Design your garage and draw up your floor plan any way you like to make full use of your clear-span interior space. Need to adapt or modify your building later on? That’s easier to accomplish with a steel structure than it is with a wood-framed build.


Get Your Best 2-Car Garage from Carport Central!

Purchasing a custom-made metal garage – or any garage, for that matter – can be a significant investment. That’s why you should also make sure your sweet rides and other possessions are getting the best protection possible. Carport Central can deliver the sure protection you need, but we don’t stop there. We also deliver amazing customer service and offer the best RTO payment plans and traditional financing options you’ll find anywhere. There’s a reason why we consistently rank A+ with the BBB, and why we get so many 5-star ratings from our customers on platforms like Google and Facebook.

Carport Central is about more than just selling metal buildings; we’re about Providing Shelter for Your Way of Life. Connect with us online today, or to connect even faster, just give one of our friendly building specialists a call at (980) 321-9898.


At Carport Central, what’s Central to you, is Central to us.


  • Jay Lara

    Jay Lara is COO of Carport Central, and brings nearly 20 years of metal building industry experience. He’s worked in every aspect of the business, ranging from engineering to design to fabrication to installation to sales, and he’s passionate about bridging the gap between B2B and B2C for the metal buildings market.

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