Metal Garage Buildings vs Wood Frame Garage Buildings

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Traditionally, people have opted to build wood frame garage buildings over metal garage buildings due to the high price and unavailability of steel. However, the popularity of using steel to erect garage buildings has been increasing over the past 60 years. This can be attributed to certain factors such as time and cost of construction. These are the differences between metal garage buildings and wood frame garage buildings.

Construction Time

A lot of time is needed to design a wood frame garage, but more time is required when constructing any building from scratch. Metal garage buildings require less time to build than wood frame garage buildings mainly because the panels or sections used to construct it are pre-fabricated. This means that they have already been manufactured in metalworking shops. The metal panels used have been pre-fabricated already. Unlike wood frames that have to be set-up piece by piece then cut and nailed together, metal sections are pre-fitted and can easily be bolted together to make a strong, durable garage that will stand up to time beautifully.

Time Shaved is Money Saved.

Metal garage buildings save more time in terms of construction, thus making it more cost-efficient to use. Wood frame garages require the expertise of an architect, and architects cost a lot of money. Metal garage buildings don’t require an architect so they save you a lot of money.

Since the metal panels and other building components used in the construction of metal buildings are made in shops. When fabricators use this approach to manufacturing, it is more economical for the builder to buy in bulk.


One disadvantage that metal garage buildings may have is that it has the same look. Advancements in technology have allowed construction of metal buildings to look like original “stick-built-from-scratch” buildings. They are available in different colors, facades, shapes, and sizes. You can choose your own design according to your preference, without having to consult an architect. Although wood frame garage buildings are customized, or have a more personal feel to them, metal garage buildings can also have the same feel if you know which suppliers to talk to.


Another advantage of metal garage buildings is that they are termite-proof so you wouldn’t have to worry that your garage might just collapse anytime. There is also no need to coat the walls of a metal building with special formulations to make it water-resistant. Moreover, you are assured that your vehicles would be safe from thunder, rain, and lightning, most especially from fire, since wood is a highly flammable material.