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Side Entry Garages

A side entry garage is a fantastic choice for those wanting that extra bit of parking room for their vehicles. These flexible buildings differ from other garage types in that their doors and frame-outs are placed along the side walls instead of the ends. It’s a popular choice for many homeowners, farmers, and commercial businesses due to its ease of access.

Standard garages might provide the same interior space as a side entry, but you’ll have to move everything stored inside through a single or double doorway. However, with a side entry garage, you can have as many garage doors as you need. It’s an excellent option for storing family vehicles, antique cars, heavy equipment, and hard-to-transport items.

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    Top Selling Side Entry Garages

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    Ordered 30x35 and 20x30 Metal Garages in North Carolina. Steel Garages got it installed with certified doors and a walk-in door. Happy with the purchase and installation.

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    September 11, 2023

    Ordered a 20x28x10 Metal Garage. Metal Garage got it installed with certified doors and a walk-in door. Happy with the purchase and installation.

    A Happy Customer
    August 3, 2023

    Ordered a 30x50x13 Metal Garage. Metal Garage got it installed with certified doors and a walk-in door. Happy with the purchase and installation.

    A Happy Customer from Virginia
    July 3, 2023

    Thank you so much for all your efforts in getting us our garage!  It is the talk of the town! Hope to send more buyers your way!!

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    Shena Lally
    June 27, 2023

    The building is great! Thank you for all your efforts! Happy with the purchase and installation.

    Thomas Duchesne
    March 30, 2023

    Ordered a 30x24x9 Metal Carport. Steel Carport got it installed. Happy with the purchase and installation.

    A Happy Customer from Florida
    January 9, 2023

    Ordered a 30x50x12 Metal Building. Side Entry Garage Building got it installed. Happy with the purchase and installation.

    A Happy Customer from Texas
    November 24, 2022

    Ordered a 20x25x8 Vertical Roof Carport with both sides, I have to say Garage Buildings did a great job getting this install quickly because they got this done in two weeks in Wisconsin.

    A Happy Customer from Wisconsin
    November 16, 2022

    Ordered a 26 x 25 x11 Metal Building. Two Car Garage Building got it installed. Happy with the purchase and installation.

    A Happy Customer from Alabama
    October 10, 2022

    Ordered a 12 x 35 x12 center with two 12 x 35 x 9 lean-tos. metal building. Metal Barn Building got it installed. Happy with the purchase and installation.

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    August 31, 2022

    Ordered a 15x30x10 metal Building. Metal Garage Buildings got it installed. Happy with the purchase and installation.

    A Happy Customer from Louisiana
    August 16, 2022

    Ordered a 20x30x10 metal building. Metal Garage Buildings got it installed. Happy with the purchase and installation.

    A Happy Customer from Arizona
    August 3, 2022

    Ordered a 24x30x12 metal building on June 7th, 2022. Garage Buildings got it installed within three weeks. Happy with the purchase and installation.

    A Happy Customer from Minnesota
    June 30, 2022

    I just wanted to say how great your company is. Special thanks to Henry, the crew who put my carport together. Can't say enough about the experience. From the build software to the billing portion. Fantastic, I guess that is why I have two carports built by you. Henry did a great job keeping me happy and up to date on the whole process. You are the only ones I will deal with in the future.
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    Mark Koszalka
    June 17, 2022

    A 24 x 35 x 10 purchased by the world champion in arm wrestling. 24x35 metal workshop ideal for workouts and other hobbies.

    Daniel Mosier (Arm Wrestling World Champion), Louisiana
    June 10, 2022

    Just wanted to let you know that Debbie Jamison's customer service was EXCELLENT !!! Patient, prompt to answer and to provide answers to my questions. Did not get irritated when I made changes. Upbeat and pleasure to talk to. I am OLD School; service is what sells me, Debbie sold the 30 x 70 building to me.

    Billy G. Frost
    April 21, 2022

    I’ve been doing a small addition to the home I moved into, and the delays have been extreme. Until I found your company on the internet. !  I can’t tell how impressed I am with your service, friendliness, and quick responses to everything, especially in these very challenging times.
    The stick-built garage was going to cost 50k, and even my work crew and contractor are impressed with what you sold me !!! Thank you so much and God Bless you and the amazing men from Garage Buildings ( Eduardo, Carlo, and two others whose names I didn’t get).

    Victoria L Nelsen
    October 4, 2021

    Thanks so much. I really love the shade, it came out so beautiful. Thanks for all your generosity in making my dream come true. A big accomplishment.

    Tracey Reeves
    September 28, 2021

    I am very happy with the crew and the RV port. The crew was very professional and completed the job on time. RV cover is great too.

    Hellen Carrol
    August 12, 2021

    “I was happy with price and they installed our 20×21 carport. It was up and ready in 2 hours when they got here. You people need to go to the website and price what you need.”

    Rich Hayward
    May 8, 2020

    “The quality of the building and the colors choices have always been exactly what I ordered. Window and door placement have always been exact. This is very good company and I’ve dealt with them three times. The only thing that I could add in a negative connotation would be that the workers should not be installing buildings by truck headlights at night and I wish that they would do a better job on picking up loose screws before departure.”

    Steve Danby - VA
    May 8, 2020

    "My experience with GarageBuildings.com was fantastic. The customer service was outstanding. The product is made with high quality materials. If you want a quick, hassle free building then this is the place for you! Very pleased with our new horse barn!"

    April Lowry
    April 16, 2020

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    Roof Styles Provide Versatility And Strength

    Our professional Building Specialists will also work with you to ensure you make the ideal roof choice for your area. We can certify for heavy snow, wind, and other local weather conditions that will impact your choice. The style of the roof is also an individual preference. Garage Buildings has all the top options available for your area.

    Regular Roof Style

    The regular roof style has horizontal panels with rounded sides. It’s the base model and provides the most cost savings, but it may not be ideal for every location. After all, the weather also impacts roof choices. Our Design Consultants will work with you to determine if this style is the choice for you.

    Regular Roof Style

    Horizontal Metal Roof

    This is the most popular choice of roof style for steel garages. It’s an A-frame horizontal style that provides a traditional-looking metal design and is available in most areas. It also provides good aerodynamics in windy conditions and is good for heavy rain and snow, which slide off it relatively easily. This is also a good choice for those wanting to match an existing building on the property, as this option makes that easy and affordable.

    Horizontal Metal Roof

    Vertical Metal Roof

    This style provides the best resistance to high winds and heavy snow and is available in all areas. This style is an A-frame roof design with a six-inch overhang on the ends. The vertical roof is the strongest roof style, and it guards against leakage with a load reduction system that ensures leaves, rain, and snow don’t collect on the roof. That’s because it has roof sheeting that runs up and down, which allows moisture to run off the roof. It also has bracing attached under the roof, adding extra strength.

    Vertical Metal Roof
    The Available Roof Styles for Side Entry Garages

    When you purchase a metal garage, you’ll have several roofing options available. These roofing systems vary in aesthetics, price, and capabilities, so choosing a roof style that’s right for your region and budget is important.

    1. Regular Roofs

    A regular roof is the classic ‘carport’ roof style, with rounded corners and horizontally placed paneling. It’s a great economical option that is designed for most moderate climates that see minimal rain or wind.

    1. A-Frame Horizontal Roofs

    An A-frame roof looks more like the roof you’d find on a traditional home, with overhanging awnings, a sharp roof peak, and horizontal panels. This option is great for regions with high winds but very little rainfall.

    1. Vertical Roofs

    Our strongest option, vertical roofs, combine the best aspects of an A-frame roof with vertically arranged paneling. This clever design allows rain, snow, and debris to slide harmlessly away from your building, keeping the roof clean and minimizing the need for upkeep.

    The Wide Range of Benefits of Side Entry Garages

    Having a side entry garage can do wonders for enhancing both your residential property and how you do business in a commercial setting. These inventive structures carry with them a vast array of benefits. To give you an idea of just how many advantages they can provide, we’ve listed just a few below:

    1. Unparalleled Strength

    You’ll be hard-pressed to find a construction material more capable of withstanding enormous weights than steel. This incredible material can flex slightly when exposed to external forces, allowing it to handle far more than most brittle materials like wood or concrete. As a result, steel buildings are some of the toughest structures on the market.

    1. Convenience

    Side entry garages allow you to enter any side doors to retrieve your vehicles or valuables. It’s incredibly convenient for families that own multiple cars and don’t want the hassle of moving a single vehicle to make way for the others.

    1. Durability

    Side entry garages are constructed from galvanized steel, making them naturally resistant to moisture, rust, mold, mildew, pests, and even fires! So, in addition to an incredibly long lifespan, you’ll spend very little time on maintenance and repairs.

    1. Cost-Effectiveness

    With lumber prices rocketing through the roof, steel has become the go-to solution for many construction projects. Steel buildings can be constructed at a fraction of the cost of similar-sized wooden alternatives.

    1. Energy Efficiency

    Steel buildings are built using precise components and materials, allowing them to fit together snugly like a giant jigsaw puzzle. This process allows steel structures, like side entry garages, to maintain a more even internal temperature. These buildings will naturally stay cooler during the hotter months and warmer during the winter. Additionally, with proper insulation, these buildings can drastically reduce your energy costs.

    1. Makes Your Home Look and Feel Big

    By adding a side entry garage to your home, you’ll increase the size of its overall footprint. You’ll also be able to enjoy the additional square footage it provides.

    1. Longevity

    Unlike wooden options susceptible to rot, decay, and environmental hazards, steel buildings are designed to last for decades with minimal interference. Simply keep your roofing system free of debris, and you’ll be set for years!

    1. Flexibility

    One of the best aspects of side entry metal garages is their versatility. Due to their customizability and design, these structures work well in almost any application and for any purpose. From residential metal garages to enormous commercial automotive centers, these buildings do it all!

    The Many Ways to Customize Your Side Entry Garage

    Another factor that sets steel buildings apart from other construction methods is their customizability. When you purchase a metal structure, you’ll have many customization options available. These include:

    1. Dimensions

    You’ll be able to easily change the size, shape, and layout of your building; the only limits are your budget and your imagination! From small equipment sheds to large three-car garages, the choice is yours!

    1. Roof Styles

    As we’ve mentioned, you’ll have several roofing styles to choose from, including:

    • Regular Roofs

    Our most economical option, this roof, features rounded edges and horizontal panels, allowing it to handle most moderate climates.

    • A-Frame Horizontal Roofs

    Also known as boxed-eave roofs, A-frames feature overhanging awnings, a sharp roof peak, and horizontal paneling. It’s a tremendous mid-tier choice that works well in high wind environments.

    • Vertical Roofs

    The veritable cream of the crop, vertical roofs take the best aspects of an A-frame roof and combine them with vertically-oriented paneling. This design allows debris that would ordinarily sit on your roof to slide away harmlessly.

    1. Colors

    Metal buildings don’t have to be dull and lifeless hunks of steel, you know! Garage Buildings is proud to provide a wide range of color options! And if you prefer to change up your color scheme subtly, you can also adjust the color of your trim and wainscoting!

    1. Garage Doors and Windows

    No enclosed building is complete without doors and windows. And with these structures, you’ll be able to add in as many as you need. From small entryway doors to large garage doors, the choice is yours! And if you plan to install custom doors, we’ll even frame out doorways to your measurements!

    1. Gauges

    Most residential structures use 14-gauge framing and 29-gauge paneling as the industry standard. However, for more heavy-duty projects, such as commercial establishments, you may want to upgrade to our thicker 12-gauge framing and 26-gauge paneling.

    1. Anchors

    The anchors used on your structure will depend entirely on your chosen foundation. For dirt foundations, auger-like mobile home anchors are driven into the soil. For asphalt, spiked rods are used in the same manner. And for concrete foundations, large bolts are drilled directly into the slab.

    1. Certifications

    The certification system is a standardized system that guarantees a structure is capable of handling the wind, snow, and seismic loads in a particular region. Local building inspectors often require this certification before issuing building permits. It’s also necessary if you hope to include your new structure in any future property appraisals.

    Applications for Side Entry Garages

    Believe it or not, these flexible structures work in a wide variety of applications. From residential storage buildings to enormous commercial and industrial facilities, they can handle it all. And to prove their versatility, we’ve put together some popular uses for these buildings.

    1. Storage

    Lacking proper storage space is something we can all relate to. It’s such a common need that a multi-billion dollar self-storage industry has risen around it! But you can avoid costly monthly rental fees by purchasing your own structure.

    1. Workshops

    For artists, woodworkers, entrepreneurs, and anyone that simply has a hobby, side entry garages are a great way to give your craft its own space. If you need room for your crafts, art supplies, and tools, there’s a no better option.

    1. Entertainment

    Whether it’s a man cave, she-shed, or a family entertainment room, side entry garages are a great choice to help you escape it all. These structures can be finished with insulation, plumbing, and electricity to make beautiful living spaces, game rooms, and home theaters.

    1. Home Gyms

    Why pay for expensive gym memberships when you can bring the gym home? Side entry garages have everything you need to build your very own health and fitness center. They’ll provide ample room for your heavy gym equipment, weight racks, and more.

    1. Greenhouses

    If you have a green thumb and the itch to grow your own food and vegetables, a side entry garage is your perfect greenhouse. These buildings can be outfitted with plenty of windows, doors, and even skylight paneling to fill the space with the abundant light your plants need to prosper.

    Site Prep for Your New Side Entry Garage

    Purchasing a side entry garage is a significant investment, and to ensure that you get the most out of your structure, you’ll want to perform the necessary due diligence before installation day arrives. To this, you’ll need to cover several steps:

    1. Choose Your Location

    For your building, you’ll want to choose a spot that rests above any natural water drainage and ensure that it is properly cleared and leveled. If you select a concrete foundation, you’ll likely need to have your property professionally graded.

    1. Choose a Foundation

    The foundation of your building is an integral part of the process. Here, you’ll have the choice between dirt, gravel, asphalt, and concrete foundations. If you plan to use a concrete slab, you’ll want to ensure that it is fully cured before installation day. Failure to do so can allow moisture still present in the concrete to penetrate your framing.

    1. Obtain Necessary Permissions

    You’ll also want to carefully check with your local building authorities regarding any permits you’ll need to secure before the big day. Failure to do so can result in severe fines and even the removal of your structure entirely.

    1. Install Utilities

    If you plan to plumb and wire your new building, you’ll want to plan this out ahead of time. Contact your local energy company to find out more information about how to find the nearest power access. From here, you’ll need to contact a professional electrician and plumber to schedule an appointment.

    Important Things to Consider Before Purchasing Your Garage

    Before you make the big jump to buy your new side entry garage, there are some critical things you’ll want to keep in mind. Taking the time to cover all the necessary bases will significantly reduce any hiccups or headaches that may occur.

    1. Decide How You’ll Use Your Building.

    With an endless array of options available to you, there’s no limit to how you can use your new structure. But you’ll want to at least have an idea in place before you make the purchase! Will it be a home garage? Will you open a brand new commercial automotive shop? How big will it need to be? Having a comprehensive grasp on how you’ll use your structure can ensure you get the most out of it on day one.

    1. Explore Different Types of Metal Garage Providers.

    There are plenty of metal building providers out there! And not all of them are created equal. In fact, it’s essential to perform research to find a reputable metal building provider with a long history of delivering quality products and services. Failing to do so can lead to a major issue with less than reputable companies.

    1. Have a Budget.

    All construction projects need a budget. After all, you don’t want to run out of funds or resources before it’s complete! That’s why it’s so important to have a well-crafted financial game plan to handle unexpected expenses.

    1. Understand Lead Times.

    The lead time for a metal building provider is the average timeframe you can expect between the purchase of your building and its installation. Taking the time to inquire about a company’s lead times can help you pick the right one.

    1. Choose Quality Materials.

    Not every metal building provider uses high-quality galvanized steel for their buildings. And, if you fail to perform the proper research, you may end up with a pile of rusted panels within a few years. This is why it’s so critical to find a building company that uses premium components and offers industry-leading warranties on its products.

    Are you looking for a long-lasting structure that can withstand inclement weather conditions and protect your vehicles and other belongings? Garage Buildings has you covered. These garages are engineered with high-quality galvanized steel, making them strong and reliable structures. At Garage Buildings, we provide the best customer service as we have experienced and skilled specialists who can help you to get your customized garage building according to your needs. Call our building specialist today and get the metal garage you need.

    Metal Garage Kits

    Do you have a background in construction? How about some fine-tuned handyman skills? Are you looking for an exciting home construction project? If this sounds like you, you might enjoy our metal garage kits! These kits come with all the components you’d find in our traditional side entry garages, except you install them yourself.

    Side entry garage plans and kits are a fantastic option for those looking to take on a weekend project themselves and a great way to avoid long lead times!

    Side Entry Garage Prices

    Garage Buildings delivers a wide range of metal structures. However, these buildings are complex and can vary in price depending on several circumstances. These factors include:

    1. Raw Steel Prices

    Raw steel is a valuable product that varies in cost based on demand, shipping expenses, and logistical issues. As a result of the fluctuations, the final price for your side entry garage may vary.

    1. Customizations and Reinforcements

    You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more customizable structure. However, these customizations and reinforcements often require additional components or manpower to install. This can affect the cost of your new building.

    1. Installation Location

    Most of the time, installation is either included in your building’s cost, or it’s free. However, if you live in a region that is remote or difficult for installation teams to reach, you may incur extra fees for the additional manpower required to complete the job.

    Garage Buildings is Your Number One Garage Providers

    Are you looking for a long-lasting structure that can withstand inclement weather conditions and protect your vehicles and other belongings? Garage Buildings has you covered. These garages are engineered with high-quality galvanized steel, making them strong and reliable structures. At Garage Buildings, we provide the best customer service as we have experienced and skilled specialists who can help you to get your customized garage building according to your needs. Call our building specialist today and get the metal garage you need.

    No matter where you call home, you can bet that Garage Buildings is there with a vast array of metal buildings to suit any need. From small two-car garages to enormous industrial buildings, we have the experience to deliver quality products and superior customer service.

    We’re also proud to offer excellent financing packages, flexible payment options, and a fantastic rent-to-own program!

    So, if you’ve been thinking about purchasing a side entry garage for your home or business, you’re in the right place! Give us a call today at +1 (888) 234-0475 and let our team help you design, customize, and build the structure of your dreams!

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