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Prefabricated vs. Built-On-Site Garage: Comparing the Advantages of Each

From shielding your car from weather and harm to providing extra space for storage or getting work done, a garage can serve many purposes. Another great thing about them is that if you don’t already have one, they’re an easy addition to your property.

When you decide to invest in a garage, there are a few options for you to choose from. Most of them boil down to two categories: a prefabricated garage, meaning it’s pre-built before arriving, and a built-on-site garage, meaning it is constructed on your property from scratch. Let’s go over the advantages of each option, so you can choose the best one for your needs!

Prefab Garage Advantages


One of the most popular reasons homeowners choose prefabricated garages is because they come at a lower cost than a traditionally constructed garage. Since you don’t have to pay the expenses of a whole design and construction crew, the price tag of a prefab structure will be considerably more affordable.

Quick & Easy Installation

If you need extra storage, a workshop, or have cars to store, a prefab garage can be delivered and set up on your property in a day.  Pre-built garages are delivered as a whole unit or as two units assembled on-site.

Style Variety

Prefabricated garages are available in a wide variety of colors, sizes, and designs. Despite fewer customization options, you shouldn’t have trouble finding one that suits your property or tastes.

Built-On-Site Garage Advantages


Since an on-site garage is being built for your property from the ground up, you have the opportunity to customize nearly every detail to your exact taste and needs. Being involved in the construction process from the start gives you more control over the final product.


Unlike a prefabricated garage, a built-on-site garage is rooted in your property with a foundation just like your house. Typically, this makes for a longer lifespan and better overall durability.

More Space

With better foundational support and no need for full unit transportation, built-on-site garages can be made bigger than prefab options. If you have a lot of cars or vast storage needs, it may be easier and more worthwhile to invest in a custom structure.

Whether you decide a prefab or custom garage is best for your needs, Amish Barn Company has you covered. We offer both prefabricated garages and built-on-site garages that are all made with incomparable Amish craftsmanship. Whichever model you choose will be sure to hold up and serve you well for years to come.

Contact our team today to order your new garage!

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