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Can I build a new garage after the demolition?

Yes, once the garage demolition is complete, you can build a new garage if desired. You may need to obtain new permits and follow the appropriate construction guidelines and regulations set by the City of Edmonton or your local municipality.

Are there any environmental considerations for garage demolition?

Yes, there are environmental considerations for garage demolition. Proper disposal of hazardous materials such as asbestos, lead-based paint, or other contaminants is essential. At Alberta Garage Builders, we follow environmental regulations and dispose of waste responsibly.

Can I salvage any materials from my old garage?

Absolutely! Depending on the state and materials used in your old garage, there’s a good chance you can salvage certain items. For instance, you can repurpose a garage door in your new construction since they are often replaced and still in good condition.

What happens to the debris and waste after the demolition?

At Alberta Garage Builders we always handle the disposal of debris and waste generated during the garage demolition process. We will either transport it to a designated disposal facility or arrange for recycling and proper waste management.

How long does garage demolition take?

The duration of the garage demolition process can vary based on factors such as the garage’s size, the structure’s complexity, and any additional services required. Generally, it takes 1-2 days to demolish a double-car garage in Edmonton.

Will the demolition process damage my property?

A reputable demolition contractor will take measures to minimize damage to your property during the demolition process. However, it’s essential to discuss this concern with the contractor beforehand and ensure they have appropriate insurance coverage.

Can I demolish my garage myself?

It is possible to demolish your garage yourself, but it can be a complex and potentially dangerous task. Hiring a professional demolition contractor is recommended as they have the expertise, equipment, and knowledge to safely and efficiently handle the demolition process.

Do I need a permit for garage demolition in Edmonton?

In order to ensure compliance with local regulations, it is typically required to obtain a permit for garage demolition in Edmonton. Simplify the process by letting Alberta Garage Builders handle all the permit application procedures on your behalf, leaving you with peace of mind.

How much does garage demolition cost in Edmonton?

The cost of garage demolition in Edmonton can vary depending on various factors, such as the size of the garage, accessibility, materials, and any additional services required. A small, single-car garage without hazardous materials may fall within the lower range, typically ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. However, larger garages, such as double-car structures, or garages constructed with more complex materials, can result in higher costs, ranging from $3,000 to $7,000 or more.

What is garage demolition and why would I need it?

Garage demolition refers to the process of tearing down an existing garage structure. You may need it if your garage is old, damaged, or no longer serving its purpose.

What kind of warranty is available for Steel-Craft garage doors?

Steel-Craft doors are covered for 2 years manufacturing warranty for all hardware and operating components, while door faces (materials & finishes) are protected for 5 years. It is important to note that any aftermarket modifications, such as painting the door face, will void the warranty coverage. If you have any questions, we recommend contacting Alberta Garage Builders directly for more information.

Are Steel-Craft garage doors insulated?

Yes!  Steel-Craft garage doors are manufactured with state-of-the-art technologies to include the highest quality insulation between durable steel panels. The doors are designed with interlocking seams, to prevent heat transference while the proprietary ClimaCore insulation – a high-density polyurethane material – boosts R-value.

What is the cost of garage doors in Edmonton?

There are a variety of factors that impact the final cost of purchasing and installing new garage doors in Edmonton. Door size, style chosen, and customizations, along with any prep work that needs to be done before installation will all affect the bottom line. On average, you can expect to pay somewhere around $1300 for a basic singlewide door and $2300 for a doublewide. For a precise quote on a door and installation, contact Alberta Garage Builders today.

Can a residential garage door be installed with windows?

Absolutely!  Steel-Craft residential garage doors are completely customizable, with a wide selection of window inserts available for each style. Check out our garage door models for window options.

How much headspace is required above the door opening for garage door installation?

The garage doors that we work with generally require a minimum of 12 inches of space above the garage door opening. This space is needed for the installation of door operating hardware. There are, however, a few low headroom hardware options available if necessary.

What is the standard size of garage door?

There are two basic categories of garage doors – singlewide and doublewide. Singlewide garage doors are available from 8 to 10 ft wide, with 9 ft doors being the most common. Doublewide garage doors are most commonly built to be 16 ft wide, though they are also available in 12, 14, and 18 ft. It is important that you know the exact measurements of your garage door opening though to ensure proper installation. If you are unsure, contact Alberta Garage Builders for a complimentary consultation.

What can you expect once the work is compete?

Once construction of your new detached garage is complete, our manager will do a walk-through with you to ensure everything meets (and hopefully exceeds) your expectations. At Alberta Garage Builders, customer satisfaction is our guarantee, so our job is not finished until you are happy! When you sign off on the completed work, you will also receive official warranty documentation.

How close to the property line can the garage be built?

Rules regarding the proximity of structures to property line differs by municipality. The City of Edmonton, for example, has very strict regulations for detached garage location. Alberta Garage Builders is familiar with the many nuances of municipal building laws, and we will ensure your detached garage meets the appropriate specifications. For a general guideline when it comes to detached garages in Edmonton, the following applies:

  • A detached garage must be built no less than 0.6 metres (2 feet) from interior side property lines (not a corner site). A minor structure may be located closer to interior side property lines if the height is not greater than 0.4 metres (1.3 feet) above the permitted fence height and,
  •  No less than 0.6 metres (2 feet) from the rear property line if the structure exceeds 2.7 metres (8.9 feet) in height. A minor structure may be located at the rear property line if the height is less than 2.7 metres (8.9 feet).
Do you already have a driveway?

An existing driveway may help you make decisions about the size and location of your new garage. If you choose to utilize your existing driveway, you may be able to save some money. Extending or moving your driveway will impact the final cost of your detached garage building project. Regardless of your decision, Alberta Garage Builders has the experience and skill to get the job done.

How much do garage building permits cost?

While every municipality is different, you can expect to pay anywhere between $150 and $1000 (depending on what features you want your garage to include). Alberta Garage Builders will help you with all the permit applications, so you can rest easy knowing everything is taken care of.

Do you need to obtain a building permit?
  • Less than 10 square metres (108 square feet).
  • Not attached to a house or any other building.
  • Not connected to electricity, plumbing or gas lines.
  • Meets the height restrictions and location restrictions.
What kind of budget do you have?

We know the value of a dollar, especially in today’s economy. That’s why it is so important to discuss your budget upfront. Ultimately, the cost of building a garage goes up as the number of customizations increase. Knowing what your budget is will help us to put together a building plan that focuses on your priorities and ensures every need is met (without any surprise hidden fees or costs).

What will your garage be used for?

Before we can begin designing a floor plan for your new garage, you must decide how you plan to use it. We can accommodate a wide range of uses in our garage designs, including home office, workshop, storage, or even liveable space development.

What size of garage do you want?

It is important to discuss what size of garage you want to build as well as how much space you have available on your property to build. The amount of square footage required to build a functional garage will impact the design options available for your project.

Do you want to start from scratch or utilize existing infrastructure?

Whether you are planning to build a brand-new garage or replace a garage that already exists, Alberta Garage Builders will work with you to come up with the best solution for your garage needs.

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