When is the Best Time of Year to Build a Garage?
The answer is now! But before you start to panic about financing and logistics, here are a few things to keep in mind once you have decided to build or renovate a garage.
Spring, Summer, and Fall
Spring, summer, and even into fall are excellent times for a garage project. The simple fact is that during spring, weather is on your side. However, this is peak season for home renovations, so finding a garage builder or carpenter partner may be a challenge if you are hoping to turn the project around right away.
Factors and Timelines
It is best to plan ahead and dream of your garage being completed either later in the year, like early or mid-fall, or even next spring or summer. The construction cycle can take several months and is dependent on many factors such as crew availability, material supplies, city permits, and bank financing approval for the homeowner. Setting the expectation with yourself that a project like this might not happen right away, unlike an Amazon next-day delivery, will help you when you start to reach out to potential building partners. Take advantage of this built-in time to really do your research, price everything out, ask questions, and get to know a garage builder.
In the Meantime
If waiting a full season or year just doesn’t sit well with you, there are ways to spruce up an existing garage that can add value and hold you over until a full renovation or rebuild is possible. These types of make-over projects typically cost less and can be done in a quicker timeline. Things like installing a new door, replacing worn siding and roofing, or adding fresh paint or gutters to the exterior can extend the life of your garage while you work with your garage partner to plan for a full remodel down the road.
Plan Ahead, Get Ahead
Either way, planning ahead is key! Thinking a full year in advance may seem daunting for most things, but when it comes to construction, it is recommended not only for the sake of your sanity (and wallet) but to accommodate the construction cycle.
If you’re in a pinch and need a garage tune-up or you’re ready to plan for a garage project down the road, give us a call! We offer free quotes and work with you and the city to make sure we have everything in place to make the garage of your dreams a reality, whenever it may be.