If you’re a homeowner, you may be wondering what the big deal is about installing a new, larger, or taller garage.
Or, if you’re the builder, you might be thinking that the best thing to do is to just install the new, taller garage with a bigger, wider or taller driveway.
And that’s certainly the case for many, but not all, builders.
In fact, the only real difference between the two is the location.
If you want to install a garage on your property, it’s best to install it at the end of the driveway, at the top of the property line, or at a location that is higher or lower than the current driveway.
The reason is simple: If you install a larger garage, it will require additional space to support the new construction.
The extra space is necessary because the new structure will have to be taller or narrower to accommodate the additional garage space.
So, for example, a garage of 16 feet will require 2 feet extra space above the current structure.
That means that if you install an 18-foot garage, you’ll need to create 2 feet of additional driveway space above your existing structure.
It may not sound like a lot, but if you’ve ever had to do any construction work at the site, you know that the added space required is not insignificant.
To put it another way, you can spend the same amount of time and effort building a new house and installing a garage that takes up only 1/4 of the existing space.
This is why it’s important to understand the location of the garage before you start to install the garage.
As a rule of thumb, a new garage should be located at least 4 feet above the existing structure, although that number may vary depending on the size of the new garage.
If the existing garage is 5 feet or more above the original structure, then you should install a new 6-foot-wide garage above the structure.
If your structure is taller than the existing structures height, then the garage should either be 2- to 3-foot wide or longer.
For example, if your existing garage had a 2-foot space above its existing structure but the new 6.5-foot width of the structure would require a 4-foot extra garage space above it, then installing a 6-ft-wide, 4-ft wide garage should require a 2.5 to 3.5 foot extra garage.
Similarly, if the existing 5-foot structure would need a 3- to 4-feet extra garage, then it’s better to install 3- or 4- to 6-inch wide garages on your existing structures side of the yard.
If, however, the existing 6- to 8-foot length of the original garage is required, then your new garage is 3 to 4 feet shorter than the previous one.
This can be a significant difference, especially for a new project.
A typical 5- to 10-foot by 4-by- 6-by 5-by 6- foot garage would require at least three additional driveway spaces on the existing driveway side of your property to accommodate its new size.
A 6- or 8-by 4- by 6- by 5- by 4.5 garage will require at most two extra spaces for the new structures length, although some garages will have more space than that.
The difference in space required for a garage with only 2 to 3 feet extra room above the present structure is a significant factor in whether or not you’re able to install that garage.
And, although a lot of garage companies will advise you to leave at least 1.5 feet between the existing height of the current structures structure and the new height of your garage, that advice is probably incorrect.
Even if you leave at the current height of 6 feet above your structure, there may still be space to install your garage.
You’ll need an extra space on the driveway side to support your new structure and its new garage and to provide enough room for your new driveway.
That extra space should be around the existing width of your structure and about a foot or two above the old driveway.
But, it should not be more than 1 to 2 inches higher than the top or bottom of the old structure.
The higher you go, the more space you’ll have to install new structures or to create an extra yard to accommodate your new garages height.
The same principle applies to the new driveway spacing.
A new driveway will require a much larger space than the one you currently have.
It will also require an additional width for the structure and for the space that’s added to accommodate it.
And a larger driveway is likely to be a much more difficult project for a home builder than a smaller one, since it will involve some additional labor and materials.
To make sure that your new design is not an expensive construction, you need to understand how to calculate the total cost of a new driveway, including the