Guide to 1-Car, 2-Car, 3-Car, and 4-Car Detached Metal Garages

Why a Detached Metal Garage Makes Good Sense

Tired of leaving your vehicles outside to fend for themselves? There’s a better solution!

A prefabricated metal garage from Metal Barn Central is the best way to keep your cars, trucks, RVs, motorcycles, boats, and everything else well protected from sun, wind, rain, snow, and the elements. Metal garages are also perfect to use for overflow storage and all sorts of other purposes. So, what size of detached garage do you need? That really depends upon you, but choosing the right metal building size is a very important initial decision for you to make.

Thankfully, we’re here to make everything easier for you in this blog. Let’s talk about how to choose the perfect garage size, along with some other important considerations you’ll want to keep in mind.

Popular Metal Garage Sizes

Starting with the right garage size will ensure the best protection for your vehicles and valuables and will also allow you proper wiggle room for being able to maneuver around your vehicles and other stored items. How to choose the right garage dimensions? It helps to understand what the basic size categories are when it comes to metal garages. Here’s a helpful breakdown:

• One-Car Garage (or Single Garage)

Metal garages typically start out at 12’ wide and 21’ long. This is an ideal size of building for housing one full-size car, truck, minivan, or SUV. A 9’-wide roll-up door works well for a single garage.

• Two-Car Garage (or Double Garage)

A standard two-car garage will be at least 20’ wide, but a 22’-wide or 24’-wide will allow you a little more buffer space for side-by-side parking and vehicle door opening. The length of a double garage needs to be at least 21’, but you can also choose to opt for a longer metal building if you want to include some additional storage space.

• Three-Car Garage (or Triple Garage)

Standard three-car garages can range anywhere from 26’ to 32′ in width, but you can opt to go even wider than that if you prefer. And if your available lot space for building installation isn’t particularly large, you might consider choosing a side-entry garage. This is a great way to maximize space while still allowing you to park three vehicles under the protected cover of a triple-wide garage.

• Four-Car Garage (or Commercial Garage)

If you have four (or more) vehicles you’d like to keep inside your new garage, then it’s best to choose a metal building that’s at least 40’ in width. Once you get into this size category, most folks refer to this as a commercial garage. Metal Barn Central commonly provides commercial garage buildings up to 60′ in width, and we can go even wider than that, depending upon your individual needs and preferences.

Things to Keep in Mind When Sizing Your Perfect Garage

There are a few things you’ll want to remember when it comes to choosing the right garage size:

• How many vehicles

How many vehicles do you need to be able to park in your garage? This is a good place to start. If you plan on housing more than one car or truck, then obviously you’ll need a bigger building. Plan to include some space between your vehicles, too. You’d like to be able to fully open your vehicle doors without banging into an adjacent vehicle.

• What type of vehicles

The type of vehicle or vehicles you need to store will help determine the needed dimensions of your garage as well. A typical one-car garage is great for accommodating standard passenger vehicles, but it might not work for oversized vehicles. The good news is that you can always go wider and longer with your building if necessary. And bigger vehicles like heavy-duty trucks, RVs, motorhomes, and buses will definitely call for a larger garage building.

• How tall are your vehicles

Vehicle height is something else you’ll need to keep in mind when deciding the size of your metal garage. You’ll need to ensure you have enough clearance to accommodate your tallest vehicle. Standard garages start around 8 feet tall. That will work fine for most standard vehicles, but it might not work for an RV with a taller profile. The best way to prevent any potential problems is to make sure you choose a garage that offers height clearance to spare.

• How you plan to use your garage now

Exactly how do you plan to use your metal garage? Think about the vehicles and equipment you’ll need to store, including boats, tractors, farm equipment, or other items. Interested in a combination of enclosed storage and open-air storage?

We offer plenty of great utility building options, too. In fact, Metal Barn Central does everything from carports, to RV covers, to garages, to barns, to workshops, to warehouses. If you need it in a metal building, we can provide it! And you can customize your building any way you like.

• How might you use your garage in the future

Thinking about purchasing more vehicles in the future? Or anticipating any growing storage needs down the road? If so, it’s best to go ahead and choose a garage that’s big enough to grow with you. Deciding on a larger garage now can save you the expense of having to plan for a building expansion later.


Why Choose a Steel Garage?

There’s lots to like about a tough, rugged, fully customizable steel garage building. Here are just a few reasons why it’s smarter to choose steel construction:

• Reliable Protection

Our steel garages and other custom steel structures are engineered to withstand sun, rain, snow, wind, and other weather elements better, period. Nothing provides more reliable protection for your vehicles than a steel tubing framed and paneled structure from Metal Barn Central!

• Secure, Enclosed Storage

A metal building with closed sides and ends provides better protection and also helps to keep your vehicles and other valuables out-of-sight from would-be thieves. Our fully-enclosed metal buildings are fully lockable, and we offer many roll-up doors, walk-in doors, and window options.

• Building Versatility

Many will use their metal garages exclusively for car and truck parking, but you certainly aren’t limited to that. Steel buildings are great for all sorts of things, including protecting RVs & ATVs, storing farm & lawn equipment, keeping seasonal decorations, personal workshop needs, and even hosting family or neighborhood meals or gatherings.

 • Durability

There’s no stronger commercially-available building material than steel. Our buildings are designed to withstand even the toughest weather conditions. Plus, galvanized steel doesn’t corrode or rot like wood, you won’t have any termite or pest worries, and steel is also naturally fire-resistant.

• Easy to Maintain

While a wooden garage or building will require regular maintenance, a steel garage won’t. You don’t need to repaint or restain, and steel buildings are also much simpler to clean with nothing more than a hose or a pressure washer.

Save Even More by Choosing a Metal Garage Kit

Concerned about metal garage prices? We’ve got some of the most competitive metal building prices you’ll find anywhere. And Metal Barn Central is happy to deliver and install your building at NO extra charge in 46 states. But if you like to work with your own hands, we also make custom-designed garages available that you can pick up and install yourself for a discount. Our metal building kits come with all the building materials you’ll need for installation, including all fasteners and anchors.

Here are some benefits of choosing a custom metal garage kit:

  • It costs less – You’ll save some money by deciding to install your building yourself.
  • Building installation happens on your schedule – You won’t have to worry about waiting for the install crew to show up. Instead, you can get right to work on installing your own garage on your schedule.
  • Show off your DIY skills – It’s nice to be able to brag a little when you tell your friends and neighbors that you put up your own garage building!

Choose Metal Barn Central to Provide Your Best Metal Garage

Ready to get started? Our trained building specialists are standing by to help! Oh, and did we mention? We’ve got the BEST financing, and RTO plans in the business, too!

There’s no need to wait any longer. Go ahead and give us a call today at (980) 365-8481, and experience the Metal Barn Central difference for yourself!