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December 18, 2019

Garage Kit vs. Custom Built Garages

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Today we are going to take a look at the pros and cons of a garage kit and a custom built garage.

For over two generations, we have been building high quality, fully customizable portable buildings and we would love to customize one for you too.

We will answer your question “Is a garage kit or a custom built garage best for me?” by giving you all the advantages and disadvantages of both options. So let’s get started.

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Garage Kit vs. Custom Built Garage Comparison Chart

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Is a Garage Kit or a Custom Built Garage Best?

If you need a new garage and you aren’t sure whether you should purchase a garage kit or have a custom garage built for you, here are some key points to think about to help you make your decision.

A garage kit comes with all the pre-cut parts such as the walls, trusses, doors, windows, shingles, etc that you need to put your own garage together. What is included in your kit may vary depending on the manufacturer.

On the other hand, a custom built garage means that your garage is totally built for you and to your specification. It will then be delivered and installed for you right on the spot of your choice.



Your choice of designs, layouts, sizes, and colors for a garage kit will be limited to the number of kits available. On the other hand, if you choose to purchase a custom built garage, your choices are virtually endless! You can choose a design and color that will match your home perfectly and you can get any extra features that you want installed for you, such as electricity or shelving.


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With a custom built garage you can choose a design and color that will match your home perfectly

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The biggest advantage of purchasing a garage kit is the price. However, you should take into consideration any extra costs that might not be included in the price of your kit, such as laying a foundation, purchasing tools, paint, etc.

Factor in also the cost of your time to make your garage. You may find that once you add up all of these costs and the fact that you may have to replace it before you would have had to replace a high quality custom built garage, the cost savings may not be as great after all.

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A garage kit will probably cost less than a custom built garage

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If you are busy, like most people, you should consider the time that it will take to put your garage kit together. You will probably want to set aside a few days or a couple of weekends at least to complete your project.

The time it will take you will depend on the size of garage you ordered, the complexity of the design, and whether or not your have any assistants. However, if you purchase a custom-built garage, you won’t have to worry about setting time aside. You can sit back, relax, and watch as your new garage is delivered and installed for you.

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Classic Buildings will do all the work for you

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You will need special tools to put your garage kit together. If you don’t already own those tools, you will need to factor the cost of purchasing the tools or renting them into your total cost. Having your garage built for you means that there are no tools that you will have to buy or rent.

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You need a certain level of skill to be able to put a garage kit together. If you have never done a building project before, you will probably want to try something a bit simpler before you tackle putting an entire garage together.

Unless you are an experienced craftsman or builder, you probably won’t be able to put in the same quality of work than that of a custom garage builder with years of experience.

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Let the experts at Classic Buildings build a custom garage for you

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A garage kit may come with guarantees for the materials, however, they won’t guarantee the workmanship that went into putting it together. A custom-built shed from a reputable company will guarantee the work as well as the materials that went into building your new garage.

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Usually, a custom-built garage will last longer than one that was made from a garage kit. The materials found in a garage kit are typically not as high a quality as you would get with a custom built garage.

The lower cost of materials means that you save money on the initial cost, however, you will probably end up with a building that won’t last as long and that you will have to replace it sooner.

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A high quality custom built garage will last longer than a garage kit

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Is a Garage Kit or Custom Garage Right for You

If you have building experience, enough time, you and get a great feeling of accomplishment when you put something together, then a garage kit may be a good choice for you. On the other hand, if the task of building your own garage seems daunting and you lack free time, you want to make sure that your finished garage is going to last a long time, match your home, than having a custom built garage may be the better choice for you.

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Classic Buildings: High Quality Custom Garages You Can Rely on to Last

If you are looking for a custom built garage that you can design and that will last, contact Classic Buildings. Classic Buildings will do all the work of building your new garage, just the way you want it, no hassel and worry-free.

Contact Classic Buildings today or visit the location nearest to you and find out how easy it is to own your own beautiful gargage. We provide financing and most people can even qualify for $0 money down. Or if you prefer, we also have a great rent-to-own option with payments starting as low as $85 per month.

Remember, before buying a portable building you should be aware of the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes permit requirements depend on the size of your shed.

Classic Buildings has locations throughout the Midwest, including various Missouri cities (St. Louis, Arnold, Columbia, St. Charles, Rolla, Linn, Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Washington Missouri). We are located in Swansea, Illinois and Kansas and deliver throughout the Midwest, and, in some cases, nationwide!

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ storage sheds, check out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand!

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