Comparing Garage-Building Methods

When it comes to garages, there are a few different construction methods typically used. Though in recent years prefabricated buildings have grown in popularity, it’s important to note how these factory-constructed versions compare to stick built alternatives created by professionals like HWS Garages.

Let’s first think about how each structure is built. The most important pieces of prefabricated garages are put together in factories, after which they are then transported to the customer and assembled on-site. Though they often take less time to build than wood structures, they also require the assistance of specialized tools and equipment needed throughout the process that makes building more difficult.

On the other hand, stick built garages are a much more traditional, tried-and-true way of building by starting out with a foundation and wood frame. Aesthetically, they’re a more appealing alternative to metal prefab garages, and the maintenance on them is manageable.

Building Out the Pros And Cons Of Prefab & Stick Built Garages

Like any other decision-making situation, it can be helpful to review a list of pros and cons to ensure that you have all the facts and information. Take a look at the list below and decide for yourself which type of garage seems like the best option for you.

Prefabricated Metal Garages

  • Pros
    • Faster to put together
  • Cons
    • Metal buildings can lock in condensation & cause rust
    • Need specialized tools to construct
    • Can be slowed by local zoning or building restrictions

Stick Built Garages

  • Pros
    • Easy to build
    • Energy efficient in both hot & cold weather
    • More aesthetically pleasing
    • Prefabricated garages
  • Cons
    • Need maintenance over time (ie. additional fresh paint every few years, insect inspections)

Overall, we at HWS Garages love the reliability and look of our stick built garages, and our extensive list of happy customers do, too! We have gathered a team of expert builders over the years who can easily create a structure to suit your needs and fit perfectly with the space and aesthetics of your existing home. If you’ve decided that you’re ready to choose the stick-built method, give us a call today to learn even more about offers and financing options.