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Garage Building kits are a popular method constructing garages for residential and commercial purposes. Metal garage kits are gaining popularity due to the convenience of the kit. Typically, a person has the ability to choose various sizes, load capacities, door and window options, and colors. Garage building kits come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes. A popular configuration in these buildings is a frame that consists of I-beams and cables. While this has been standard for many years, and is still standard on larger buildings, I prefer the frame kits that consist of metal studs. The frame is built just like a traditional wood frame studded building**.

Depending upon the size of the building, you can get these studs in 2″ x 3″ or 2″ x 4″. This type of frame system is much easier to install for most people than is an I-beam and cable structure. Outside of the convenience of having all needed parts delivered, the convenience of being able to get engineered plans for permitting purposes is also attractive. You will typically need plans, so you will want to check with your local building department to see what you will need. Once you find this out, contact your garage kit retailer to ensure that they can provide you with the structural plans and calculations. Electrical plans, plumbing plans and the like will most likely have to be obtained locally.

These frames and panels offer as a proof from the external environment and provide sturdiness and stability to the building than the other raw materials like wood, cement and brick. The garage building kit typically consists of the steel frame, wall and roof panels, garage door, trim and hardware. You can often get a pedestrian door, windows, additional garage doors, skylights, ridge gap skylights, and other items as options to the base building.

If you are in the market for a garage building kit, make sure to do your research first. Look for prices, and make sure you’re comparing prices for similar items. All garage kits are not created equal. Talk to the retailer – find out if they will stand behind the kit once it’s built. Warranties, tech support and quality are all important factors. A great resource for information is Absolute Steel and Storage out of Tempe, Arizona. You can find a ton of information on their website regarding garage building kits, including prices.

You can see an example of this at http://www.absoluterv.com/Garage_Frame.htm.

Steel Garage Kits For the DIY’er

Steel Garage Kits For the DIY'er