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Garage vs Carport help (costing etc)

Posted by M_N_A (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 5, 13 at 19:10

We are in the San Francisco Bay Area.
We are working on an addition project on our home and need to decide if we should add a detached 1 car Garage or a carport.

Garage will surely cost more (need help on how much) but provides more storage, and more usable area (ping pong, pool or garage band perhaps:)
But a carport will allow more lights for the adjacent rooms and cost less. storage wise we could put a shed in the back yard.
most ppl park their cars outside even they have 2 car garage in my neighborhood, because houses are typically small with limited storage.

so we couldn't make up our mind and need your help

1. how much does a garage cost
2. how much does a carport cost?
3. How much could we save now if we do the following?
Do all the difficult ground work required for garage first (foundation, post, electric, etc), and put a carport for now.
If Later on we decide to go with garage, we can enclose it and upgrade

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RE: Garage vs Carport help (costing etc)

Get three bids on each from local, reliable, contractors to make your comparison. There are far too many factors involved to get any worthwhile guestimates here.

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