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Metal Garages vs Wood Garages vs Vinyl Garages

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Thu, Oct 6, 2011

Metal Garages vs Wood Garages vs Vinyl Garages

metal garages

                                Metal Garages For Sale

wood garages

                                 Wood Garages For Sale

vinyl garages

                                  Vinyl Garages For Sale

What is the difference between the metal garages, wood garages and vinyl garages?

The wood garages and vinyl garages are both amish built prefab garages.  The wood and vinyl garages are very similar but with one difference and that is the siding.  The wood garages are built with T1-11 duratemp siding which has a 25 year warranty.  These garages are painted with two coats of paint.  The average paint time is about 10 years which means the wood garage require the most upkeep of the 3 different garages.

The vinyl garages have 4" dutch lap vinyl siding on the exterior with the interior of the walls having 1/2" plywood.  The extra materials needed to build the vinyl garages make it the most expensive of the 3 garages, however compared to the wood garages that have to be painted the vinyl garages never need to be painted so this saves you both time and money in the future.

The metal garages sides and roof both consist of 29 gauge metal sheeting which does not require any painting so it shares the same maintenance free characteristics as the vinyl garages except the metal garages siding is much more durable when compared to the vinyl siding which could be damaged by a weed eater or a sharp object.

The wood and vinyl garages can be built with a floor or without a floor.  The metal garages are only built without a floor.  The base for all of the garages needs to be level and can be put on gravel, asphalt or a concrete slab.  The wood and vinyl garages are delivered fully assembled.  There wood and vinyl garages also come in 2 story garages if you need even more space.  The metal garages are built on site.  Most of the garages metal buildings are installed within one day.

The wood garages and vinyl garages are built with 2"x4" sidewalls and roof trusses 16" on center vs the metal garages which have metal 14 gauge 2 1/2" square galvanized tubing 5' on center sidewalls and roof trusses.  The metal garage can also be built with an optional thicker 12 gauge tubing that comes with a 20 year rust through warranty.

The roof on the wood garages and vinyl garages are built with a 1/2" plywood roof with shingles vs the 29 ga. metal roof on the metal garages.

All three of the garages can be made in a 1 car garage or prefab 2 car garages.

The metal garages are delivered and installed for free to 19 different states.  The wood garages and vinyl garages are delivered for free to the 21 local counties in Virginia.

Feel free to visit Alan's Factory Outlet display area of garages located at 643 West Main St. Luray, VA 22835.  Please leave a comment or share this with your family and friends. 

Topics: metal garages, vinyl garages, wood garages, metal garages for sale, wood garages for sale

Vinyl Prefabricated Garages Delivered in Virginia

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Sat, Nov 13, 2010

Alan's Factory Outlet Vinyl Prefabricated Garages are Delivered in Virginia and West Virginia.  Free Delivery 7 Local Counties in VA on all Vinyl Garages.  Here are the Vinyl Prefab Garages Prices and Sizes.  The single wide prefabricated garages are built in an a-frame roof or a barn roof in 12' wide and 14' wide with many different lengths to choose from.

This is a video of a 12x16 vinyl a-frame garage with sage vinyl and white trim and dual gray shingles.

Topics: Garages, Prefab Garages, vinyl garages, prefabricated garages, garages va, garages virginia, Garage

Garages | 12x24 Vinyl Barn Garage | Alans Factory Outlet VA

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Thu, Sep 16, 2010

Alan's Factory Outlet 12x24 Vinyl Barn Garages.  This vinyl garage has white vinyl 4" dutch lap siding with tan trim and brown garage doors and side door.  

Free Delivery 7 Local Counties VA on all vinyl garages.  Alan's Factory Outlet Prefab Modular Garages are delivered in all of VA.

Topics: Garages, Alans Factory Outlet, vinyl garages, 12x24 Vinyl Garage, Barn Garages, VA

Maintenance Free Vinyl Sheds

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Tue, Mar 30, 2010

 Vinyl Sheds, Vinyl Storage   Buildings, Vinyl Storage Sheds

If painting isn't your favorite thing to do. 

Then Vinyl Sheds may be a wonderful choice for maintenance free living.  Vinyl Storage Sheds come in a variety of styles such as:



  • Vinyl Mini Barns
  • Vinyl Dutch Barns
  • Vinyl A-Frame Sheds
  • Vinyl High Wall A-Frame Sheds
  • Vinyl Quaker Sheds
  • Vinyl Garages
  • Vinyl Two Story Sheds & Garages
  • Vinyl Double Garages

Many styles are available in the Vinyl Storage Buildings to save you precious time so that you have more time for the important things in life.

Feel confident in knowing the interior is all plywood with 2x4 studs 16" on center, Fiberglass Double Doors, Architectural Shingles, Windows and Gable End Vents.  

 Another maintenance free item is Vinyl Gazebos.  The Gazebos come fully built or can be shipped in kits.  Wooden Gazebos fully built and in Gazebo Kits are available as well.


Gazebo Kit, Gazebo Kits, Wooden Gazebo Kits, Vinyl Gazebo Kits

Topics: vinyl garages, Vinyl Two Story Sheds & Garages, Vinyl Double Garages, Vinyl A-Frame Sheds, Vinyl Dutch Barns, Vinyl Storage Sheds, Vinyl Sheds

Wooden Prefab Garages

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Thu, Jan 28, 2010

Wooden Garages, Prefab GaragesWooden Prefab Garages are custom built by the Amish in many different sizes, styles and colors with the Doors and Windows placed in the location that best suits you.  Single wide wooden prefab garages are standard with a reinforced floor of 5 Pressure Treated 4"x4" Runners, 2"x4" Floor Joists 12" On Center with 3/4" Pressure Treated Plywood Floor.  Painted Duratemp Siding, 2"x4" Sidewalls and Rafters.  1/2" Plywood Roof with 25 Year Singles.  9'x7' Garage Door, Two 24"x36" Windows, 36" Door and 2 Gable Vents.

Prefab garages also come in Vinyl Garages and Board & Batten Garages

Another option for a Wooden Prefab Garage is a 2 Car Garage.  2 Car Garages come with 4 Windows and 2 9'x7' Garage Doors.  2 Car Garages come in both Wood and Vinyl.

Your third option for a Wooden Prefab Garage is a 2 Story Garage.  2 Story Garages come in a Single Wide 2 Story Garage and a Double Wide 2 Story Garage.  Single 2 Story Garages have 4 Windows, garage door and 9-Lite Door.  Double 2 Story Garages have 8 Windows, two garage doors and 9-Lite Door.

Prefab Garages are available with or without a floor.

The Video below is of a 14x32 Wooden Prefab Garage.

Topics: Garages, 2 Story Garages, Prefab Garages, 2 Car Garages, vinyl garages, Wooden Prefab Garages, Wooden Garages

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