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Things to Consider as You Plan for Your New Garage

Getting a new garage is exciting! Homeowners immediately want to jump in to picking out garage plans that suit their style. While it is exciting to purchase plans and start construction, there are a few things to consider as you plan for your new garage. See the list below for some key items to check off your list as you plan for a new garage. Building Permit Requirements Before building a detached garage on your property, it is important to contact Read More...
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Garage Plans Modified in 3 Different Ways

Getting a new detached garage is very exciting. After purchasing plans, many homeowners immediately want to think of ways to customize their garage. Luckily, Behm Design has 275 different garage plans, allowing for designs that fit many different styles and taste. In addition to the variety of plans, there are also ways to modify specific plans to fit your needs. Here are 3 ways to modify your garage plans. Siding Options Siding is an easy way to modify the garage. The Read More...

Trusses and Code Compliance

A truss is a series of framing members that create the roof structure of a building. When looking at garage plans, many customers wonder if they can build their own trusses as a way to save money. The short answer is no. A truss must be engineered by its manufacturer for the customer's project. This is due to code compliance issues. Here is some information about trusses and why they need to be code compliant. Trusses in the IRC Years Read More...
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Steps to Take Before Ordering a Garage Plan

Adding a detached garage to your property is a very exciting endeavor. Before ordering garage plans, there are a few necessary steps to take to make sure you build the perfect garage. Be sure to take your time and go through all necessary requirements before building the detached garage. Check these steps off your checklist before ordering garage plans. Check on Building Permit Requirements It is very important that homeowners check building permit requirements before building a detached garage. A visit Read More...
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Uses for a Two-Story Garage

Selecting the perfect garage design can be difficult as there are so many options available. Pick the garage plans with apartment option to maximize space. A two-story garage gives homeowners extra square footage above their new garage. They can use this space however they please. Here are some uses for the second story of a garage. Apartment The space above the garage can be turned into a dwelling space. This is perfect for adult children living at home or Read More...