Submitted by: Vincent Rogers

These days every house needs a garage to either keep their vehicle out of the elements, or to serve as a personal work space. Either way it is extremely important to make sure you build it out of a decent, hard-wearing material.

Some people choose to utilise standard framing, and some might build their garage out of steel. By far, one of the best materials to utilise in your construction is concrete and though it might be a bit expensive at first, we will talk a bit about how building a new concrete garage could save you money in the long run.

The first thing you need to understand is that very few structures in today’s world are actually permanent. There may be a natural disaster or perhaps the structural integrity of the garage will become unstable and require reinforcement or replacement further down the line. If this is the case, you will need to rebuild it and make sure you use tougher materials. As you can probably guess, it will cost quite a bit of money to rebuild the foundation and even rebuild the initial structure.


If you were to build your entire garage out of concrete however you would have a structure that has the potential to last for decades. It is evident that concrete structures last much longer than prefabricated structures, and in the end you will most likely be glad that you spent the extra money and that you put the extra time into your project. It can be better insulated, more structurally sound and shouldn’t cause you any issues for many years to come.

Another great thing about having a concrete structure is that it will add value to your home. If you are in an area that suffers from frequent natural disasters, then having this extra protection for vehicles and your possessions can prove invaluable. People will purchase a home if they feel they can be safe in it, and if they feel that they won’t need to invest hundreds or even thousands of dollars repairing it.

On a standard garage a roof will be similar to your home’s roof, but on a concrete garage you will have flat roofing that can be made of any number of different highly durable materials. The biggest problem with this kind of structure is that you cannot make many changes down the road. When the plans for this new structure are made, they are quite literally set in stone and with that being the case, you will really need to think it over and even consult with an architect before you make any long term plans.

One way that you can save money directly is through vehicle insurance. Often you’ll pay an added premium to park your car or motorcycle on the road or even a driveway; however, when it is parked in a secured location, such as your garage, this can be lowered significantly.

Overall a concrete garage is a great idea, and building it could save you money in ways that you have never even imagined. Yes it will be expensive, but in the end you will be glad that you made the investment, and you will be quite happy with your brand new garage. Happy building!

About the Author: Vincent Rogers is a freelance writer who recommends Compton Buildings, the UK’s leading manufacturer of sectional, prefab, prefabricated and

concrete garages

and sheds who also offer a range of garage doors, windows and security options.


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