Updated: Nov 10, 2022
How a well-built garage can add value to your home, and a poorly built garage can devalue it.
A new garage is an investment in your home and property. While a garage may seem to be a commodity and all the same no matter who builds it, this is just not true. Not all garages are built the same and hiring the wrong contractor to build your garage could end up costing you more than you think.
According to PocketSense, the value of a garage can add between 80-100% of its cost to the value of your home. Homeowners often look at a garage as an expense after purchasing their home, but a garage should be viewed as an investment, and with any investment, not all are equally valuable. A good investment can add value, and a poor investment can cost you. The same goes for garages; a well-built garage can add value to your home, and a poorly built garage can cost you dollars and property value.
The subsequent costs of a poorly built garage can be more immediate in the form of having the repair garage as a result of poor craftsmanship or cut corners by an amateur contractor. These costs to repair will often cost more than having built the garage properly in the first place. Many contractors offer to build a garage at discounted prices and thus use subpar materials or leave out materials or steps altogether, resulting in an unsuitable garage that will cost you both a headache and dollars. At first glance of a quote, or even throughout the building process, and up to a final product, most homeowners wouldn't be able to spot the difference right away. But over time, the quality of craftsmanship and materials becomes more noticeable, and a major headache.
Malfunctioning garage doors, failed roofing, water leaks, concrete cracks, siding deterioration, and mold, are just a few of the common signs of a poorly built garage or the use of cheap materials. Unfortunately, once you start to experience these issues with your garage, your contractor has already taken your money and is long gone, leaving you to hold the costs of their misdoings.
A garage built by experienced professionals may sometimes appear to cost more upfront, but in reality, not all garages are built the same, and a professionally built garage can save you peace of mind, add value to your home, and save you the costs to repair.
At Hammerhead Construction, exceptionally built garages that are built to last are the standard. If you are looking for a high-quality built garage that will stand the test of time and add value to your home, trust the professionals to do it right.
Unlike many builders, we back all of our work with a comprehensive 5-year warranty. Should we fail to deliver on our promise to deliver the highest quality build and service, you can rest assured we will fix it at no additional cost to you. It's simply good value.