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FAQs About Building a Custom Garage
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FAQs About Building a Custom Garage

Thinking about building a custom garage on your property? Then you probably have more than a few questions about the process. When it comes to building a new garage, there are a variety of options in terms of functional design, aesthetics, location, customizations, and more — all of which require careful planning.

At Sussel Garages, we have over 100 years of experience in the garage building industry. Below, we’re sharing a few of our frequently asked questions to help you determine whether building a custom garage is something you should consider.

What Kind of Customization Options Will I Have for My New Garage?

When it comes to customizing your garage space, the options are nearly endless. Just as you can customize multiple features of your home, you can customize just about every aspect of your new garage too. For example:

●        You can customize the shape of the structure. If you want to complement your home with a unique garage shape, by all means, go for it! Whatever you can imagine, we can help you bring your design to life.

●        You can determine the type of roof you’d like. Want a barn roof? We can do that. How about a gable or reverse-gable roof? You got it. Need some extra storage above the garage? We’ll make that happen.

●        You can create additional living space. Do you need another room in your house? We can put a fully finished room above your new garage. If you can envision it, we can help you plan it.

●        You can also determine the level of electrical service you need, the type of garage door you want, whether you want a service door, what kind of heating system you need, the type of roofing you want, your siding materials, and much more.

What Size of Garage Am I Allowed to Build?

When it comes to garage size, that can depend on a variety of factors. First, you’ll need to consider local building code and any restrictions surrounding the type of garage you want to build. Local stipulations on detached structures are different than those on attached garages, so keep that in mind.

You’ll also need to factor in any neighborhood covenants or HOA regulations that may affect the size of the garage you’re able to build. Aside from building code and any other stipulations you must conform to, you can create just about any size garage you want! At Sussel Garages, we’re experts on local city codes and ordinances and we’re more than happy to advise you on your garage size options.  

When I Build a New Garage, What Happens to the Existing Structure?

If you have a garage already in place, we’ll take care of the removal process entirely. This includes the concrete slab, the structure itself, and the driveway, if necessary. You don’t want an outdated foundation underneath a brand new building, so we start over from scratch. This ensures the structural integrity of the construction and the longevity of the new building. 

Do I Need a Permit to Build a Custom Garage on My Property?

Yes, you need a permit to build a new garage. Just as you need a permit to put an addition on your house, you need a permit to put any other structures on your property. That said, obtaining the permit is not your responsibility. When you partner with our team at Sussel, we take care of permit acquisition for you!

Have a question that’s not on this list? Check out our other frequently asked questions here!

Looking for Reputable Garage Builders? Contact Sussel Garages

If you’re ready to start planning your custom garage, our team at Sussel Garages is ready to help you do it. For over 100 years, we’ve proudly served Twin Cities homeowners, and we’d love to bring your vision to life too. To request a free estimate or learn more about our services, give us a call at 651-645-0331 (St. Paul) or 612-379-0949 (Minneapolis). You can also contact us online, and we’ll be in touch!

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