advice needed/new garage

Old 06-13-03, 12:01 AM
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advice needed/new garage

Hi Friends,
I would like your advice. We want to add a garage and would like advice about whether to use a pole building. Are they sturdy and can a loft be added for storage? What other garages should be considered? We want a 2 car model. preferably with some storage above and room for a small workshop. We live about 40 miles north of NY city, we get a fair amount of snow in the winter. We would like to place it beside the house and attach a breezeway.
Thanking you in advance.

Big Al
Old 06-13-03, 06:04 AM
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Big Al,

Check with your local building authorities on total height allowed.

Pole building is extremely sturdy but again, what is or isn't allowed in your area is important to know first. Conventional framing may be cheaper in your area than pole bldg type and in some cases, depending on who is going to do the actual construction, conventional framing can be faster if manpower is an issue. Do a total comparison on costs.

Good Luck!
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There are several garage designs for exactly your needs. I would stay away from a pole building for what you want. You may think you want one until you get one. People who want and use pole buildings are a certain kind of people. They would just build one without any decision making. Since you have a question, go with a framed garage. You will be much happier with it.
Old 06-17-03, 03:48 AM
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Hi Big Al,

I'm building a 30X58 pole barn style garage/woodshop. I opted for a pole building instead of stick built because of the price. the pole building will be totally insulated and just as sturdy as a stick built one. I have 3 - 9X8 garage doors for the vehicles and a 24X30 wood shop with 1 - 8X8 garage door. I'm putting a lift system in the first garage bay so I put scissor trusses over that bay and attic trusses for storage over the next two bays. I then shifted back to scissor trusses over the wood shop. I will have access to the attic from the wood shop. It will end up costing me $18K when completed, of course I designed it and doing all the bleeding & sweating myself!

If you have any questions please let me know.


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