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The costs in Calgary Alberta to build a garage range from $20,000 to $150,000. Most people spend $25,000 to $45,000 on this project. The range of prices depends greatly on size of the garage build, the materials used and whether it’s an attached or detached garage.



How Much Does It Cost to Build a Two-Car Garage?

The average expense for a two-car garage measuring about 24x24 feet ranges from $27,000 for an attached to $47,000 for a detached.

It’s about $50-60 per square foot to add an attached garage onto a home. A detached one can run up to $60-70 per square foot.

The price for installing other typical sizes in and around the Calgary area include:

  • One-car (24x24 feet): $30,000 (attached) - $40,000 (detached)

  • Three-car (40x30): $66,000 (attached) - $78,000 (detached)

  • Four-car (48x30): $79,000 (attached) - $93,000 (detached)

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Please feel free to use our custom garage online build tool, you can tailor a garage build to your choice and get an instant approximation for pricing here in Calgary emailed straight to you. ----- Garage builder calculator ----


Using our free online tool we will send your areas city building codes (min distances from street and fence lines), as well as the city/construction permit costs for your suburb.

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How Much Does It Cost to Build an Attached Garage?

The price can range from $20,000 - $50,000 for a one- or two-car structure. “Attached” means you can access it directly from your home. They tend to cost less because of their use of existing walls, power and HVAC systems.


How Much Does It Cost to Build a Detached Garage?

The expense can run as high as $70 per square foot, or an average cost of $25,000-$60,000 for one- or two-car options.

“Detached” means it’s a stand-alone building. Common reasons to build one include:

  • Allot more secure (break-ins don’t give access to main home)

  • Provide extra space and storage

  • Easier to expand

How Do You Calculate the Cost to Build a Garage?

The price depends on size, materials and project scope. Labor costs play a role as well.

Key factors to consider:

  • Excavation and Site Prep: $2000-$5,000. Leveling is needed to ensure an even, safe foundation for your garage build. Costs depend on the required earth needed to be excavated and removed from site.

  • Foundations: Usually includes concrete footings, slab, and frost wall. Damp-proof coating adds $3-$6 per square foot (helps to keep out soil moisture). Waterproof coating adds $5-$10 per square foot (keeps out rainwater).

  • Framing and Roofing: Roof trusses and beam system with walls. Roof truss prices: $6-$8 per square foot. $5-$8 per square foot for wood frame materials (based on lumber prices). 5-15% added cost for a steel frame. $35-45 per hour for labor.

  • Roofing Materials: Average price of asphalt shingles average $160-$600 per square. A “square” is 100 square feet. Galvanized roof flashing costs $350-$700.

  • Siding: average $9 per square foot. Vinyl siding: $2-$3.50 per square foot. Fiber cement: $2-$6 per square foot. Brick: $6 per square foot.

  • Trim: Basic trim: $3-$4 per linear foot. Custom trim: $10-$12 per linear foot.

  • Windows: $400-$800 for typical vinyl style. Includes labor costs.

  • Doors: Average $250-$1,000 for basic steel door and lockset. Overhead garage doors range from $1000-$2000 each. Composite and aluminum doors common, less costly. Wooden doors have higher price tags.

  • Utilities: Electricians cost $85-$105 per hour. Most will spend 3-4 hours per project/

  • Building contractors can range from 15-20% to supervise the build, it’s possible to save money by hiring subcontractors yourself.

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Please feel free to use our custom garage online build tool, you can tailor a garage build to your choice and get an instant approximation for pricing here in Calgary emailed straight to you. ----- Garage builder calculator ----


Using our free online tool we will send your areas city building codes (min distances from street and fence lines), as well as the city/construction permit costs for your suburb.

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Nearly all projects require local permits. Most also require building inspections. Using our online garage building tool we will give you all the city requirements for your build as well as city and building permits costs for Calgary and the surrounding suburbs.


Why Build a New Garage?

If you can afford it and have enough space, building a new garage can also make your home more attractive to buyers. On average, a garage adds to home value by providing an 60-80% return on investment.


Return on investment

Because of the expense of adding a garage to your home, it is essential to keep in mind not just the additional convenience of having a place to protect your vehicle and store belongings, but also the increase in your property value. Depending on many factors, homeowners can expect to see about an 80% return on their investment in relation to home value.


It can also be a great space for storage, hobbies (art, woodwork, car building, gaming) and added living space/space for entertaining guests

Finally, you may want to build a garage to replace an existing structure that’s aging, damaged or unsound.


How Much Does It Cost To Build A 1-Car Garage?

A 1-car garage in Calgary will cost between $18,500 and $30,250 to build. The most common sizes for a one-car garage are 12’ x 24’ and 14’ x 28’. One car garages are becoming less and less popular with only 6% of Canadians choosing this size. On the other hand, 63% of homes in Canada have a 2-car garage.


How Much Does It Cost To Build A 2-Car Garage?

In Calgary the average 2-car garage costs between $26,600 and $38,200 to build with most homeowners spending about $35,000. The final price depends on the size, and if it's attached or detached. The most common 2-car garage size is 20’ x 20’ which is 400 square feet.


How Much Does It Cost To Build A 3-Car Garage?

The average cost to build a 3-car garage in Calgary is between $48,200 and $62,300. The most common 3-car garage sizes are 24’ x 24’ and 36’ x 24’. Overall, you can expect to pay around $65 per square foot, with the average 3-car garage ranging from 576 to 864 square feet.


How Much Does It Cost To Build A 30 by 30 Garage?

At an average cost of $65-75 per square foot to build a garage, a 30 by 30 garage is priced at around $49,400. Your final price will depend on the finishes, and if you decide to add plumbing, lighting, or HVAC.


What Are Some Hints and Tips for Building a New Garage in Calgary?

When building, consider these helpful bits of advice:

1. Pick the right time of year. In a climate with freezing winters, build in early spring, summer or fall to avoid weather delays.

2. Think about the future. The new space should provide room for storage and vehicle needs down the road.

3. Talk to the pros before you make permanent plans. A specialist building pro can help you think through your needs and budget.

4. Make sure it matches. If it clashes with your house, it might reduce its curb appeal and value.


What Are the Benefits of Converting Your Garage Space?

Many families need more living space or storage and parking. With a little planning and the right vision, a garage can find many new uses:

1. An added bedroom. Families grow in all sorts of ways, from new children to older relatives needing care. Extra sleeping space is also useful for guests.

2. More living space. Rather than building a new room, this space can become a family room, dining area or game room.

3. A studio or office. More and more companies let their employees work remotely. This requires office space at home.

4. An apartment. Added income can be important for a home. Changing it into an apartment could provide some help in paying the mortgage.


How Do You Maintain Your New Garage?

Once you’ve built a new garage or remodeled your current one, you’ll want to keep it well-maintained. These guidelines will help keep your structure sound:

1. Tune up your door every year. Checking the mechanical systems and replacing the weather-stripping should keep it in smooth working order.

2. Clean the gutters at least two to three times each year. Failure to manage runoff can speed up wood decay or harm the foundation.

3. Reseal your concrete floors every few years. This helps to keep water out, and prevents gasoline or stored chemicals from eating at the concrete. Especially here in Calgary Alberta keeping your driveways nicely sealed will help protect your surface from de-icer and salt during the winter months.

4. Power-wash and paint the structure regularly. It provides a tidy look and keeps moisture and decay at bay.


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Please feel free to use our custom garage online build tool, you can tailor a garage build to your choice and get an instant approximation for pricing here in Calgary emailed straight to you. ----- Garage builder calculator ----


Using our free online tool we will send your areas city building codes (min distances from street and fence lines), as well as the city/construction permit costs for your suburb.

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