Detached metal garages can serve you in many ways.
What types of vehicles can you put in a detached metal garage? Everything from cars, to trucks, to SUVs, motorcycles, ATVs, boats, RVs, lawn & garden equipment, and more.
How’d you like to have an outbuilding you can use for some other applications, too? A well-built metal garage can meet any number of multipurpose needs. And the best-built garages are steel garages from Carport Central!
Popular types of detached garages
When it comes to the types of available detached garages, they come in a wide variety of sizes and designs. Even so, here are just a few of the most popular:
One-car detached garage (or single garage)
Detached metal garages typically start out at 12’ in width and 21’ in length. This is a perfect building size for housing a single car, truck, minivan, or SUV. The building height is up to you, but you’ll want to plan to include at least one 8’ x 8’ roll-up door.
Two-car detached garage (or double garage)
A standard two-car garage should be at least 20’ wide, but a 22’-wide or 24’-wide will work better for being able to open doors on your side-by-side vehicles. As is the case for a single garage, the building length for a double garage should also be at least 21’, but you can also choose to go longer if you want to include some extra storage space.
Three-car detached garage (or triple garage)
Standard three-car garages tend to range between 26’ and 32′ in width, but you certainly aren’t limited to that. And if you have a more narrow building lot, you might consider going with a side-entry garage design. This will help to maximize available space, while still allowing you to park three vehicles in your triple-wide garage.
Four-car detached garage (or quad garage)
If you have four vehicles you need to keep inside your new detached garage, then choose a metal building that’s at least 40’ in width. And as is true for the garage types mentioned above, you can go even wider with your four-car garage, too.
Custom detached garage
The above-detached garage examples are just that – examples. One of the real beauties of choosing metal garage kits from Carport Central is that they are completely customizable in terms of size, dimensions, and included features. If a standard residential garage simply isn’t big enough, you can move up to a commercial-sized garage. We commonly install garage buildings that are 50’W, 60’W, and 70’W. Want to go all the way up to metal warehouse size? We can do buildings that are 80’W, 90’W, 100’W, and larger. Building length and height are fully customizable, too!
How to plan for a perfect detached garage
Planning for the right size of a new detached garage to get is certainly important. Here are some size considerations to consider, along with a few other good tips for choosing the perfect garage for you:
How many vehicles
If your primary reason for getting a detached garage is to be able to park some vehicles, it’s important to note how many vehicles you actually need to be able to park. For housing more than one car or truck, you’ll need a bigger building. Plan to build in some space between vehicles too, so you can fully open doors without banging into an adjacent vehicle.
What type of vehicles
What kind of vehicle or vehicles you have will help decide the needed garage dimensions as well. A typical one-car garage is great for accommodating a standard passenger vehicle, but that might not work for an oversized vehicle. You can always go wider and longer with your detached garage in order to fit a large truck, RV, motorhome, bus, or boat.
How tall are your vehicles
Vehicle height is something else to keep in mind when deciding the right size for your detached garage. You’ll want to ensure you have enough clearance to accommodate the height of your tallest vehicle. The best way to prevent any potential problems is to make sure you plan for a metal garage that has height clearance to spare.
How do you plan to use your detached garage in the short term?
Exactly how do you intend to use your detached metal garage? Think about all of the vehicles and equipment you need to store. Looking for a combination of enclosed storage and open-air storage? We do utility buildings, too. In fact, Carport Central can provide whatever you need in a metal building, and you can customize it any way you like.
How might you use your detached garage down the road?
Thinking about adding more vehicles to your personal fleet? Anticipating some growing storage needs? If so, you should go ahead and plan for a garage that’s big enough to grow with you. Doing so now will save you the potential expense of having to add a second building expansion later.
What’s better about a detached garage?
Detached garages are a perfect solution if you no longer have enough space in your home to manage your activities, storage needs, office space needs, and more. Here are some benefits that come along with adding detached storage to your property:
Eliminate the dominant garage facade common to many homes
Adding a detached garage can avoid the potential garage-dominated look of your home that many homeowners find unattractive. By adding a garage that isn’t attached to your home, you can preserve more of your home’s original beauty. That curb appeal factor matters, especially if you’re considering putting your home on the market at any point in the future.
Free up more of your home space
Would you like to do more with the space immediately adjacent to your home? By electing to add a detached garage, you can then use your immediate home space to add a patio, deck, or something else that will be both useful and attractive for your home building proper. And your detached garage will also deliver lots of usable storage space for the ultimate benefit of your home and its occupants.
Less noise pollution for your home
If you’re planning on doing any work or taking on any projects in your garage space, a detached garage is an attractive solution. Home improvement projects often require the use of power tools and other noise makers, and having your garage located at some distance from your home can buffer the amount of noise that makes its way into your living space.
Garages are often used for storing things like propane tanks, cans of paint, and all sorts of propellant-driven spray cans. The fumes from items like these can be potentially harmful to your family, so it’s best to locate them as far from your primary residence as possible. Carbon monoxide fumes from vehicles are another potential hazard that’s best located in a protected space that’s not connected to your home. In these respects, having a detached garage is really a safer solution for your family.
Conversion to additional living space
At some point, you might like to add some additional living space to your property. You could always plan to add on to your home, but a cheaper alternative might be to convert a detached garage into a finished garage apartment. Metal buildings are easier to finish as living space than you might realize, and steel-framed construction is also more cost-effective than stick-built construction.
Detached Garage Prices
So, how much will your detached metal garage cost? The answer to that question will really depend upon key factors like your chosen building dimensions, roof style, and other customizations and what your local building certification requirements dictate.
As far as customization options go, you can choose your detached garage’s gauge of steel framing, steel paneling, and have many options when it comes to roof colors, side paneling colors, trim colors, doors, windows, and more. And even though construction material costs have risen across the board in recent years, a steel garage is still much more cost-effective than wood-framed construction. If you’re looking to get the most bang for your buck with your detached garage, then a steel garage is definitely the way to go!
Metal Garage Kits You Can Put Up Yourself
Carport Central is happy to deliver and install your custom detached garage at NO extra charge in 46 U.S. states. But if you like to save a little money by doing things yourself, you might consider going with a DIY metal building kit. Carport Central makes custom-manufactured metal garage kits available that you can pick up and install yourself for a discount. These metal building kits come with all the building materials you’ll need for installation, including all fasteners and anchors. If that sounds good to you, then just get in touch with a building specialist at Carport Central. We’ll be happy to answer any particular questions you may have about metal building kits or metal building installation, and we can get you whatever you need in a metal garage or other metal building!
Why Choose Carport Central to Provide Your Garage Solution
Our name tells you that we provide carports, but Carport Central is really the trusted name for all types of metal buildings across America!
In fact, we’re the premier online provider of metal buildings in the continental United States. Whether you just need a simple carport or garage, or whether you need a metal barn, storage shed, RV cover, workshop, warehouse, commercial building, barndominium, metal building home, or something else – Carport Central has you covered! We deliver the best-quality structures with the best customer service and the shortest lead times you’ll find anywhere.
All of our steel buildings are made from top-quality materials, and each steel structure is designed to last you a lifetime. Our building specialists are always standing by to help, and we’ll make sure you get EXACTLY what you want and need in a metal building.
We invite you to experience the Carport Central difference for yourself!
At Carport Central, What’s Central to You, Is Central to Us.