Attached garages have grown increasingly popular over the past few decades to the point where most new homes have one. Not only do they make the home look like a bigger, more cohesive unit, but they add convivence.

But for those who are building a new home or are rebuilding their garage, you may be wondering if an attached garage is the right option for you. Let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of attached garages.

Advantages of an Attached Garage

When it comes to attached garages, most of the benefits are obvious. They keep your car dry and shield from the elements. This is especially beneficial in the winter. Not only that, but they keep you dry and shielded as well.

If there’s a downpour outside, you’re able to get into your car without having to step out in it. Leave something in your car? You can grab it without having to put on shoes and go outdoors.

As for the garage itself, it’s easier to control the climate when it’s attached to the home. With the home making up one (or more) side of the garage, it’s better insulated and can feed off the home’s HVAC system.

Electricity is right there as well, with no need to run wires in the air or underground.

Lastly, for those who want to use their garage as an extra room or office space, having it attached to your home is a great convivence.


Attached garages are great, but they’re not perfect. Depending on the size and shape of your lot, attaching a garage might not be an option. You need width to make it work.

With a detached garage, you have great options in placement. And should you want to expand your garage in the future, you’ll have more freedom to do so. You can also utilize landscaping to create a nice path to your garage or a patio in between the home and the garage.

An attached garage can be a bigger security threat, as it gives one more area for burglars to break in through. On the other hand, if a burglar is looking to steal something from the garage itself, they may feel more confident breaking into a detached garage than one that’s connected to your home.

Attached or Detached, We’ve Got You Covered

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