Building a new detached garage is a worthwhile investment, so long as you do not completely break the bank trying to do so. The beauty of a detached garage is that you have the flexibility to build everything you have ever dreamed of. However, with every feature you add the cost of a garage building project can quickly rise.

With careful planning and a trustworthy contractor, you can easily stay within your budget and build a secure and functional garage that offers premium vehicle protection and room to grow if needed. If you are ready to start planning your garage project, follow along for our top tips to manage garage building costs:

Decide on Your Budget

The first – and arguably most important – step when it comes to planning to build a detached garage is determining exactly how much money you have available to spend on the project. Every decision you make, from roofing materials to interior finishings, will be impacted by your budget. Once you have a definitive figure, you can take it to your contractor and begin planning from there. Keep in mind that there are several options available for financing, so you do not necessarily have to have the full lump sum in hand to start preparing for your construction project. Some contractors, including Alberta Garage Builders, offer convenient payment plans through their financial partners to simplify the entire process.

Choose the Right Builder

Selecting a reputable and transparent construction company is essential in controlling the final cost of your project and ensuring your new garage is built properly. Take the time to research potential builders in your area by reaching out to them and asking questions, consulting customer reviews, and even visiting local jobsites. You want to choose a builder that is qualified for the job and stands behind their work. Reputable companies will be most likely to offer comprehensive warranty packages for both labour and materials. They also will have the proper certification and licensing to protect both the company and their customers.

Building a new garage is a significant investment, so you want to guarantee quality workmanship that is going to last. If you select a builder based on cheapest rates alone, you likely will end up having to spend more money in the long run trying to repair or replace shoddy work. With open communication between you and your builder, you are sure to gain a sturdy, attractive garage within your budgetary means.

Discuss Design Plans & Review Estimate

Once you have found a company that you feel confident to partner with, you will begin the early stages of planning. Be sure to be upfront about both your budget and proposed purpose so the builder can come up with the most accurate estimate for the work ahead. It is okay if you do not have a floor plan laid out in your head, as most trustworthy garage building companies offer professional design services as part of their garage packages. Alberta Garage Builders, for example, provides detailed estimates with complete blueprints for every proposed project. The actual work does not begin until the customer is satisfied with both the design and the bottom line. Estimates are an important factor in controlling the price of your project as any changes made to the design plan after work begins can cause costs to quickly rise. By having every detail of the build worked out ahead of time you can avoid expensive restructuring and prevent the waste of materials and labour (which both equate to money).

Get Building!

Whether you have a large building fund saved up or something more modest, it is still important to control costs so you can stay within your budget. By following these simple, yet essential steps to manage garage building costs, you will be set up for a successful and positive building experience. Working closely with your building team will save you money (and stress) and ensure your investment results in a high-quality, functional garage that meets your needs.

If you are looking to build a new detached garage in the Edmonton area, be sure to contact Alberta Garage Builders for a complimentary on-site consultation. Our team of professionals have the skills and the experience to ensure a quality-built garage that you can afford.