How Much Does a Prefab Garage Cost?

Typical Range:

$1,044 - $2,734

Find out how much your project will cost.

Cost data is based on research by HomeAdvisor.

Updated November 20, 2020

Written by HomeAdvisor.

Prefab Garage Prices

A prefabricated garage costs $2,000 to $150,000 but most fall in the $5,000 to $30,000 range, or $15,000 on average. That doesn’t include the foundation, delivery or assembly. Completely pre-built garages cost anywhere from $2,000 to $20,000. For pre-built, you’ll need to pay $4 to $10 per mile for delivery. Modular setup and installation costs $2,000 to $30,000.

This guide covers most prefabricated types. The terms “pre-built”, “modular” and “prefabricated often get used interchangeably, but you’ll find some slight differences and similarities between the terms.

  • Pre-built: Usually means a finished structure and refers to most anything that can fit on the back of a trailer for transport. It might also mean pre-built modules. Think of a complete shed delivered on a trailer and slid right in place on a concrete slab.

  • Modular: Refers to the garage coming in two or more pieces. That can mean anything from two halves of a building to individual walls already assembled. The modules get assembled on-site.

  • Kits: Oten have the plans, pieces and parts, but might also have some modules. You’ll find this most often with steel structures, but you can also purchase kits for stick-built frames.

Prefab Garage Pricing Calculator

Average Cost$15,000
High Cost$150,000
Low Cost$2,000

Prefabricated Garage Price List by Material

Steel$2,000 - $50,000
Vinyl$4,500 - $95,000
Wood$15,000 - $150,000

Steel Garage Price

Steel prefabricated garages cost $2,000 to $50,000. They’re the most DIY friendly and cost-effective variety. They’re often pre-made in modules or kits, making setup and installation easy. Always check on warranties for rust and damage.

Vinyl Modular Garages

Vinyl prefabricated modular garages cost $4,500 to $95,000. You’ll find these both as wood and steel framed garages with wood paneling covered with vinyl siding and trim. They often have metal or traditionally shingled roofs.

Timber-Framed Wood Garages

Wood garages cost $15,000 to $150,000. Although vinyl-sided garages often have wood frames, this price range only reflects timber finished garages.

Modular Garage Prices by Type

Single Car$2,000 - $30,000
Double Wide$4,000 - $50,000
Triple Wide$10,000 - $70,000
4 Car Garage$20,000 - $95,000
Carport$2,000 - $20,000
2-Story$20,000 - $130,000+

Modular Single vs. Two-Car Garage Cost

Single car garages cost about 25% to 50% less than a double-wide when comparing similar styles and materials. A two-story clapboard modular might cost three times as much as a metal double wide.

Prefab Garage with Apartment Price

A two-story garage costs $20,000 to $150,000, not including delivery or installation. Finishing the second story into an apartment costs another $30,000 to $150,000.

Portable or Pop-Up Garage Price

Portable and pop up garages cost $130 to $5,000. They’re generally PVC or metal framed with a soft cover, such as vinyl. They come in sizes ranging from a single-car to double-wide or deep. They have limited weight-bearing capacity and don’t always hold up well to strong winds.

Garage Kits Price

Garage kits cost anywhere from $2,000 to $30,000. They include all the pieces required to build the unit with no waste. They sometimes have portions of the building already built, like roof trusses, but that’s not always true. They include the roof, framing, hardware, panels and siding. They don’t include the labor, foundation or utilities.

Manufactured Garage Prices by Brand

VersaTube$2,000 - $28,000
84 Lumber$3,500 - $8,500
Tuff Shed$7,000 - $32,000
Carolina Carports$1,000 - $9,700
Glick Woodworks$4,000 - $43,000
Barn Pros$30,000 - $130,000
Sheds Unlimited$4,000 - $100,000
Viking Steel Structures$6,000 - $40,000

VersaTube Garage Price

VersaTube garage prices range from $2,000 to $28,000. They offer steel building kits for garages, carports, barns & loafing sheds.

  • Carports: $2,000-$8,700

  • Garages: $3,700-$20,200 (1,2,3 stall with varying heights)

  • Barns: $14,000-$28,000 (can use these as a garage)

Garage Kits 84 Lumber Price

84 Lumber offers kits with plans, not modular or fully pre-built. It’s essentially a custom garage with all the components pre-made into one complete kit.

  • One-car: $3,500-$5,500

  • Two-car: $4,800-$8,100

  • Three-car: $6,500-9,800

  • Barn-style: $7,000-$8,500

Tuff Shed Garage Price

Tuff Shed offers garages pre-built or modular in design for $7,000 to $32,000. These wood garages have a 10-year warranty and come with metal or shingled roofs.

Carolina Carports Garages Prices

Carolina Carports offers steel carports and garage kits for $1,000 to $9,700. An excellent DIY option, they come with a rust through warranty of 10 years.

  • Carports: $1,000-$5,800

  • Barn-buildings: $3,200-$9,700

Glick Woodworks Garages

Glick Woodworks sells pre-built single and modular garages for $4,000 to $43,000. They deliver the sheds themselves and only charge for delivery after the first 20 miles.

  • Single-car: $4,000-$16,000

  • Single-car, two story: $7,000-$23,000

  • Two-car: $8,000-$22,000

  • Two-car, two story: $14,000-$43,000

Barn Pros Garage Pricing

Barn pros make large, luxurious garages that cost $30,000 to $150,000. They offer modular and kit-based garages and workshops from single-car, one-story to four-car, two-story units.

Sheds Unlimited Garage Cost

Sheds Unlimited garages cost $4,000 to $100,000. They sell a wide variety of garages, from basic kits to large, luxurious two-story barn styles.

  • Single car: $4,000-$20,000

  • Two-car: $12,000-$95,000

  • Three-car: $17,000-$95,000

  • Four-car: $21,000 -$100,000

Viking Steel Structures Prices

Viking steel garage kits range from $6,000 to $40,000.

  • One-car: $6,000-$20,000

  • Two-car: $10,000-$30,000

  • Three-car: $20,000-$40,000

Prefabricated Garage Installation Cost Factors

Besides the kit, you’ll need to have it delivered and placed or built on a foundation. The entire process requires a foundation pad, delivery and sometimes utilities installed and hooked up.

Installation ServiceCost
Foundation$600 - $5,000 total
Delivery$4 - $10 per mile
Pilot Car*$1.50 - $2 per mile
Permits$50 - $150 total
Electrical$1,000 - $2,500
Plumbing$600 - $1,600 per fixture
HVACCost varies

*Often included in delivery fees.

Foundation Pad

A garage slab foundation costs $1,500 to $5,000. While many kits and units require concrete, some only need gravel. Gravel garage foundations cost $600 to $900.

Delivery Costs

Most companies charge per mile $4 to $6 per mile. For oversized units, you may pay up to $10 per mile. The first few miles are often free – usually no more than 20 to 50. Most often, it’s more economical to find a prefabricated garage source close to home. Some companies deliver their products while kits often use third party freight services.

Permits

Permits for oversized loads cost anywhere from $50 to $150, depending on your state. However, oversized vehicles often need to hire a highway escort service, cars that lead and follow large loads. Pilot car service rates range from $1.50 to $2 per mile.

Electrical, Plumbing & HVAC

To turn your prefab into a living space, you’ll need to install utilities for bathrooms, kitchens and heating.

Pre-Built Garages vs. Custom

Building a custom garage costs $27,000 on average but can hit $100,000 or more. The average pre-built garage of the same size and type costs about 25% less. However, kits and prefabricated parts for a semi-custom garage can run up to $150,000.

DIY vs Hiring a Professional

Some garage kits are made for the DIYer. They come complete with all the parts and instructions needed to assemble at home on your land. On the other hand, pre-built garages can’t be DIYed since they’re already complete before they even reach you. Modular builds and kits strike a middle ground. They’re mostly complete but require some assembly on site.

Unless you’re experienced in home building, hire a pro. Find a local garage builder or general contractor near you. They can help assemble kits and modular units.

FAQs

What’s a concrete sectional garage, and how much does it cost?

A concrete sectional garage is a custom-built garage. It’ll cost as much, if not more, than a traditionally built garage, or at least $20,000.

How long does it take to assemble a prefabricated garage?

It takes 1 to 3 days to put a garage together at your home. Pre-built garages just need delivery, which gets done in one day. Garage kits may take up to a week or double that for a DIY installation.

How much are steel garage kit prices?

Steel garage kits range from $2,000 to $40,000 or more.

What is the cheapest garage to build?

The cheapest garage to build is a single stall steel kit for $3,000 to $5,000.

How much is a two-car garage kit?

A two-car garage kit costs $4,000 to $50,000.

Which is cheaper, a metal or wood garage?

You’ll find metal garages usually make for a cheaper project.

Does a metal garage add value to a home?

A metal garage can add some value to the home if the designs are similar and correctly placed. Always try to match the value and design of your new addition to what you already have. Also, make sure it matches your area and neighborhood.