Benefits of a having a Detached Garage.

 In Garages

There are many benefits to having a detached garage, it is more than just a place to park your car.

Protection from the Elements

Cars and trucks are a significant investment and they should be protected from the elements. Parking your car in a garage provides extra protection for the vehicles body against premature rust caused by rain, snow, ice and road salts. The paint will also be protected from UV damage and the frequent hail storms we get here in Calgary.

Parking in a garage will keep your car warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. On cold winter mornings, you won’t have to brush the snow off your car, scrape the ice off the windows, or get into your freezing car.

Reduced Theft & Damage

Parking your car in a garage keeps it more secure from theft or vandalism. When your car is parked outside, particularly in a rear alley stall, it is an easy target for someone to break into, vandalize or steel. However, if your car is parked in a new detached garage, it is out of sight from thieves or vandals.

Parking in a garage also protects your car from the scrapes, dings and dents that just seem to happen, when you park on the street or at the back of your home in the alley.

Easier Car Maintenance

 Car maintenance is much easier when you have a garage. Any work that needs done, from interior cleaning, topping up windshield washer fluid, or changing the oil can be done in the garage without having to worry about working out on the street. You can also do mechanical or car maintenance all year long because you do not have to be concerned about the weather.


Having additional storage is another benefit of having a garage. You can store off-season items in your garage as well as other irregularly used household items that take up space in your home. A garage is a safe place to keep your sports equipment, bicycles, lawn mover, garden and power tools. With the addition of storage racks, slat walls, and cabinetry your detached garage can provide all of the extra storage you need, allowing your home to be cleaner and clutter free.


Detached garages provide a good place to have a hobby or gardening workbench, a small wood working shop or cottage business. You can organize your garage to have a dedicated workshop or art studio, so you can complete the arts and crafts that you enjoy, without bringing the smells and mess back into your home.

Improved Curb Appeal

Homeowners invest a lot of time and money into improving curb appeal by upgrading their home and property appearance. Building a garage for vehicle parking and storage will help you remove the clutter of cars, bicycles, lawn mower and garden tools from your yard.   Leaving you a clean garden to enjoy with enhanced curb appeal.

Other Uses

Having a garage does not mean you have to use it to store your car. You can turn your garage into many different things. Some of the more common things are man caves, workshops, art studios or an additional room. A garage can make your living space bigger.

Building a Detached Garage

There are many benefits to having a garage. From keeping your car safe to having additional storage, a garage is a must. If you are ready to start your garage project, we can help you.

At Shaw Renovation & Construction we work with you to create a detached garage that includes the features and functionality that you desire. We can build your garage to suit your needs and add value to your home.

SHAW Renovation & Construction, is a family-owned company that has been serving Calgary for over 30-years.   We strive to provide the highest level of workmanship and customer satisfaction.

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