Cost of a garage


Old 06-10-00, 09:19 AM
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I'm trying to sell my house, but I'm having difficulty because it doesn't have a garage. I'm trying to figure out if adding on a free-standing garage would be worthwhile. Does anyone know any rules of thumb about the cost per square foot for this sort of construction?
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Old 06-10-00, 02:59 PM
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Take a 24x30 garage: a 5" slab is 11.11 yards of concrete w/out footings. add 4 to 5 yards for footings and you have 16 yards. It usually runs about $150 yard to have someone form and pour. $2400

The framing should run about $15 per square foot including materials. $10800

A roof - $50 to $65 per square including materials. 4:12 pitch = about 9 square $585

2 garage doors - add $600 each

Wiring - add $1000

estimated total - $16000 (high) $15000 (moderate)

So about $20 to $25 a square foot

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Old 06-10-00, 05:09 PM
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We build 24x30 garages every week. A 24x30 package is $3500. concrete is $2400, Labor is about $3600. Takes us six days.
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If you can please tell us what type of siding, roofing, garage door, insulation, sheetrock and windows. I'm just wondering the quality of the materials because it sounds low.

How much would a garage be with 25yr. Architectural roofing, Triple 3 vinyl siding, 2" insulated garage door 18' wide and some electric.

Old 07-25-00, 03:54 AM
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These prices are right on. siding can be either masonite, or vinyl. The roofing is the owners choice. Either three tab 250# 30 year, or 30 year interlocking, all hand nailed, with 30 lb felt, roof seal, and gutters. aluminum soffits, and fascia. Insulated garage doors. This price does not include sheetrock, or insulation. figure about $1000 for electric. We do not include this. Double garage doors,are only 16' wide.
Any doors wider are special order, and considered commercial doors. Very expensive.
All concrete has rebar, and bolts every 5 feet. It takes about 6 or 7 days, depending upon the weather for 3 men. We build one about every 2 weeks. I suppose the price vary's by where you live.

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