8 Reasons to Build an Attached Garage

An attached garage isn't the best solution for everyone, but there are at least 8 reasons why it may be a good choice for you. Attached garages may be attached directly to a home by using the existing end wall of the home, or by adding a connecting walkway or even an overhang.

1. Comfort

If you live in a rainy or snowy climate an attached garage means no more walking through rain, snow or cold to get to your car.

2. Access

Attached garages provide a convenient space and easy access for storage of items (chairs, food, toys, sporting equipment) that you might use frequently.

3. Cost

By using the existing end wall of your home you save money on construction.

4. Security

You can get in and out of your car in the safety of your garage and then enter your house from a protected space.

5. Value

An attached garage can raise the resale value of your home.

6. Space

Attached garages take up less space than a detached garage—important if you have a small lot.

7. Design

It's much easier to design an attached garage that extends the design of the house.

8. Drainage

Slope, distance and design makes drainage away from the garage easier when it's attached to a house.