Use your imagination.
Stick built on a slab included.
2 steel doors.
If you can fit 2 cars in it that should give you an idea of the demensions.
What do you need, the molecular structure of the wood?
Let's see if I understand you. You believe that the description "2
car garage" covers all such structures, anywhere on the planet, all
construction methods, all possible code requirements (including
seismic, flood and hurricane) and that they should all cost the same
to build to the nearest hundred dollars. Does that sum up your
I think you need to use a little less imagination and more facts. I
can price facts.
2 car garage of what dimension? Does it include eaves trough? Electrical
wiring? opener? inside wall finish? heating? shingle of what quality?
My imagination goes on and on..... and where I live building a garage
Maybe, but if you hired a guy that worked for me you would not be
happy. Get bids , check refrences, go look at their jobs. The city
might give info to you if they have complaints, and the courthouse has
open records. The guy I hired lost 1 case every year from hack work,
and kept all assets in his wifes name, I found out to late after he
screwed up, I won but but cant collect. The city building inspector
should be very familiar with the contractor, he may not openly state
anything but should be able to steer you to get info on him.
Agree, but make sure they are all bidding against the same specs.
(square feet, roof style, shingles and siding to be used, any utilities
or rough-ins for possible future utilities, size of overhead door, how
heavy a load will the concrete have to support, etc.) I have run into
that repeatedly- I tell them what I want, and when the fat envelope
shows up in the mailbox, it is either silent on the material callout
list, or they spec'd what THEY wanted to use. No sin in being clueless,
but if you are, it may be better to ask friends and coworkers who they
have used for garages and remodels. If the same name comes up
repeatedly, with no swear words, that is a pretty good indication of a
There is a place I pass that sells modular homes. On display, they have a
couple of two car garages with loft above. Price sign on the garage is
$12,990. I'd say your price is good by comparison, but depends on what is
I'd say it was way to low...I'll guess 24X24...For 6,900 I'll bet it will
have the cheapest siding , garage doors and shingles Homedepot has..It will
be on a 4 inch (on the edges , less in the center) uninsulated slab with
just wire mesh and no rebar poured on a couple of inches of uncompacted
gravel ,no apron , broom finish and no expension joints. 2X4wall studs
24"OC..2X6 rafters 24"OC with half inch OSB instead of 5/8 TG OSB with
collar ties every 4 feet..No felt paper or drip edge under shingles..No
windows or entry doors..No wiring or lights...I think you get the idea...You
tend to get what you pay for...12,000 is what I paid for a 28X32 built the
RIGHT WAY...But hey it's your baby....
Reminds me of a situation with a friend of a friend that had an
addition put on his house. They basically put living space on top of
an existing deck. (Duh!) I forget all the details, but it came out
to something like $15 or $20 per sq ft. Within a few months the old
deck had sunk, cracks in the walls, no doors would open, roof pulling
away from the old roof resulting in leaks, no decent insulation so the
place was cold and drafty. Needless to say, they got what they paid
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