Free Garage Plans are Hard to Find
Here is why you should be careful when you find one
If you're a thinking of building your own garage or helping someone else with it, then you should know that there are a lot of things that will need to be considered before the construction begins. The single most important thing is to have a well defined and thoroughly designed plan.
You may decide to go online searching for free garage plans and you might even be in luck and find something that looks like a plan. However as with almost everything else in life nothing of real value comes for free. I'm not saying this to disappoint you or discourage you be we've found it to be the truth. But let me give you a few more point about what a free garage plan might not even be the ideal solution for you.
Construction Type and Size is Important
I'm sure that you have already guessed it but a garage isn't simply "a garage". It is like saying to someone that "you own a house" and them have them paint a picture of it without being given any further details. They'll never get anywhere near the reality.
It is the same with the term "garage". You can have it created using wood or you can have it built in bricks (or even a combination). You can have a flat roof or a high roof, windows, no windows, an electrical door, one car or two car solutions etc.
There are simply so many unknown things that you will need to make up your mind about before building a garage and I'm sure that you already have a plan in your head about how you want it to look. The point I'm trying to make is that even if you find free garage plans the chances are that you won't be able to use them at all.
Use Free Plans as Inspiration
What I suggest is that if you're looking for a plan because you don't know how to do your own then a free plan is great but only as inspiration. See how to construct and setup a detailed plan but also remember that what you might find online doesn't have to be a quality piece of work. If you want to be on the safe side then I suggest that you take your draft plan to an architect to get a second opinion.
You might be thinking that an architect will cost you money and the only answer to this is "YES". But think of the situation where you go for the free garage plans, build from them without ever thinking it all through and after you have spent a lot of time, effort and money it can barely stand. Where would that leave you? An even worse scenario is that the carport is finished, everything looks great and then the authorities comes and tell you that you haven't followed the guideline for your specific area and that you have to take it all down.
These are some of the things that can happen when you go for "free". So before you decide whether free plans are the right garage building solution for you consider the consequences and call someone who knows garage building. It might not be as expensive as you think to just get "the plan".