Attached vs. Detached Garages
One of the worst things about summers in Fredericksburg is getting into a hot car. This can usually happen after getting off from work or coming out of a restaurant. But I think we all can agree that the worst time is when you are getting out of the comfort of your AC-filled home and into your scorching car. Thankfully, garages exist, and we can avoid having to get into unbelievably hot cars.
The benefits of a garage include protection from the elements, fewer scratches or dings on your car, less likely to be vandalized and even a lower insurance cost. Not only is the garage a great way to protect your car, but you can also use this space as a work and storage place.
And when the time comes during the home construction process when you have to decide what kind of garage you want, you will be left with two options: attached or detached. While both have its advantages and disadvantages it all comes down to your needs! So take a look at both and decide which one you would like for your new home:
- Can expand at any time, can even build a second level.
- You have more design possibilities since it is not attached to your house.
- Privacy for a work room; family members won’t have to put up with noise.
- Having a separate unit allows you to add a patio or porch to your home.
- You have to walk outside which can be a nuisance if it’s raining or snowing.
- It takes up yard space.
- Not possible for small lots.
- Convenient access from your home.
- Less expensive to build.
- Safer to use at night.
- No need to add extra HVAC or electrical.
- Can be a security issue if someone tries to get in.
- Constrained to your home’s style.
- Can be a health hazard due to the carbon monoxide that might sneak into your home.
Regardless of the garage that you choose, Fredericksburg Custom Homes will help you design a spacious and stylish place to store your cars and other items. Ready to build your new home? Allow us to help you!