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Alpine

Garages

Storage for far more than your car, its every packrat’s home away from home.

The Alpine garage kit is ample, ideal for larger households and families. Alpine by name and by nature, this double car garage kit boasts a gabled roof that soars like a mountain. Big enough to store and fix the car, stockpile extra household supplies and more. Give it the special accents that make it truly your own, whether it’s antique hardware, one of our custom doors, or you could even consider adding flower boxes and shutters to make it like the Alpine structures of central Europe. Summerwood also now offers a line of larger alpine garage kits. These double car garages come with many options including smooth cedar siding plus walls and extra overhang that are "garage sized" only. Check out more and browse our favourites!

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  • Stylish and practical, our state of the art Alpine cedar garage is ideal for housing two cars and more in its carefully orchestrated design. Learn more on the details you need to know about our Alpine cedar garage here.

Features

Spacious gable roof design
- Standard eight-foot walls; plenty of storage and headroom.
- Comes standard with our ESP – enhanced siding package - ensures building code compliance and offers protection to moisture and the elements.
- Sizes available for either one or two car garage are ideal to store boats, cars, all of your toys!

Popular options:

Floor plans

Below is a sample floor plan for an Alpine garage to get you started. For more ideas and photos, please visit interiors under inspiration.

Alpine garage floor plans

Try this Floor Plannerto design your own custom garage space and share as you like.
You may also download graph paper and print out a few sheets to help designing your own space!

Available Alpine garage sizes

Alpine garages have sizes ranging from 400 sq.ft to 1200 sq.ft

If you cannot find your size, please contact us.

Assembly

Level of Difficulty:

Our Alpine cedar garage is a bigger project than a basic shed but it's not overly complicated and follows the same construction technique. Like all Summerwood buildings, our Alpine garage includes easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams as well as assembly videos and online and telephone support.

Below is a series of photos showing one of our Alpine building being assembled.

  • Concrete foundation for a garage

  • Garage wall framing install

  • Roof framing components

  • Roof framing components

  • Completed cedar Alpine garage

Hiring a contractor

Our Alpine garage buildings are relatively easy to assemble, however, if this kind of DIY project is not for you, we've got lots of ways to help you hire a contractor page.

Contractor working on a garage building
  

details & specs

  
    

Alpine Cedar Garage Dimensions

ALPINE GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS CHART
A B C D
BUILDING DEPTH BUILDING HEIGHT WALL HEIGHT ROOF HEIGHT
12' 12' - 6 7/8" 8' - 4 1/2" 4' - 2 3/8"
14' 13' - 1 3/4" 8' - 4 1/2" 4' - 9 1/4"
16' 13' - 8 3/4" 8' - 4 1/2" 5' - 4 1/4"
18' 14' - 3 3/4" 8' - 4 1/2" 5' - 11 1/4"
20' 14' - 10 5/8" 8' - 4 1/2" 6' - 6 1/8"
22' 15' - 5 5/8" 8' - 4 1/2" 7' - 1 1/8"
24' 16' - 0 7/8" 8' - 4 1/2" 7' - 8 3/8"
26' 16' - 7 7/8" 8' - 4 1/2" 8' - 3 3/8"
28' 17' - 2 3/4" 8' - 4 1/2" 8' - 10 1/4"

Our measurements (i.e. 12ft. x 20ft.) are taken from the outside of the wall framing; therefore, they don't include the siding, and/or sheathing.

For true exterior dimensions, add the siding, sheathing (if applicable), and corner trim pieces. The Canexel siding is 3/8" thick, the cedar siding is 3/4" thick and the log siding is 1 1/2" thick. The wall sheathing varies from 7/16” to 3/4”. The corner trim is 3/4".

Wall Plan

Wall plan configuration with an enlarge detail for an Alpine wall component

Our garage walls are assembled with 2x6 spruce wall studs for added strength and durability. For true exterior dimensions, add the siding, sheathing (if applicable), and corner trim pieces. The Canexel siding is 3/8" thick, the cedar siding is 3/4" thick and the log siding is 1 1/2" thick. The wall sheathing varies from 7/16” to 3/4”. The corner trim is 3/4".

If you have any other questions pertaining to the size of the building, please do not hesitate to ask us, we're here to help.

Roof Framing Plan

Alpine prefab garages are built with gable roofs, featuring a continuous ridge with two sides sloping from the center toward the walls. This roof design makes it ideal for those looking for extra headroom to add a loft studio for extra storage or living space.

Gable roofs are much easier to frame, sheath, and finish, giving the vertical wall component of a gable roof its style, known as “gable ends”.

Ventilation is easy to install. Due to its geometry and access to gable ends, roof vents can be placed on the gable ends rather than the roof itself. Consult with your contractor or roofing company, for the most effective ventilation system for your roof.

Alpine roof framing plan

Overhang Detail

Soffits are the cedar trim pieces that are attached to the underside of the rafter ends.

Fascia is typically the cedar 1x4 that’s used to cover the rafter tips and provide a nice straight level line for the bottom of your roof.

Garage showing overhang detail

Foundations

It is important to house your Alpine garage walls on a solid concrete foundation. Shown below are two types of concrete foundation that can be poured for your garage. One has a raised which is recommended for uneven surfaces.

Visit Foundations page for detail.

Concrete pad for an Alpine garage
Concrete pad designs for your Alpine cedar garage

Materials

Summerwood prefabricated garages are engineered to last a lifetime. No cutting corners here, we use the best materials we can purchase, chosen for their aesthetic appeal, durability, and environmental acceptance. All of our buildings are designed with style and longevity in mind.

Walls
item material dimension notes
wall plates spruce 2x4 - 2x6 bottom, top, double top
wall studs spruce 2x4 - 2x6 16" on center
wall sheathing osb 48" x 96" x 7/16" n/a
building wrap typar 8' roll n/a
siding cedar channel 1x8 standard horizontal siding
material upgrades
clear t&g cedar siding canexel 1x8 studs & plates
interior cedar siding cedar 2x4 - 2x6 studs & plates
wall insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" within wall cavities
Roof
item material dimension notes
ceiling joists spruce 2x4 - 2x10 ceiling framing
rafters spruce 2x4 - 2x10 24" on center maximum
ridge board spruce 2x6 - 2x10 n/a
sheathing osb 48" x 96" x 7/16" n/a
material upgrades
cedar roof boards cedar 1x6 - 1x8 n/a
cedar rafters cedar 2x6 - 2x12 n/a
roof insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" on roof surface
Trim
item material dimension notes
cedar trim cedar 1x6 - 1x8 corners, soffit, fascia
material upgrades
maintenance free trim versatex 1x4 - 1x8 corners, soffit, fascia

Enhanced Siding Package

Included with all of our prefabricated garage styles is our "enhanced siding package" – ESP. This provides great protection from the elements and ensures that your building will be code compliant. It consists of a layer of OSB sheathing and Typar or Home Slicker house wrap, providing a moisture barrier to the elements.

Enhanced siding package for a garage

Popular upgrades

Extra Overhang

The Alpine garage roof features a 12” overhang where the roof meets the walls. The overhang is trimmed out with a soffit and fascia board. Extra overhang is offered in increments of 6” [i.e. +6 (18”), +12 (24”)].

Extra overhang choices for a custom garage

Finishing

Once your Alpine cedar garage building is completed, there are a few things you can do on the inside to add to the comfort and enjoyment of your new Summerwood design.

Please see Interior Finishing under Advice for more information

Insulation

If you plan to heat your garage, insulation may be added either at purchase or after-the-fact if you decide to do it later. The walls and roof are constructed in such a way that adding insulation either as an option or on your own is quite simple to do.

Insulation material for a prefab garage

Electrical

The inside of our garage styles are left exposed to easily accommodate wiring for lighting, outlets, garage door openers, car chargers, power tools, whatever you have in mind. Once the installation is complete, simply have an electrician come and do his thing.

Electrical configuration

Plumbing

Provided you have a water source nearby, your garage pipes can be run for sinks and taps. If you have something a little more elaborate in mind like a shower or toilet, best to make sure it is coordinated with the concrete pad and installation of the garage.

Bathroom configuration
  

pricing

  

Visit "options and accessories" for detail and pricing of our accessories.

Find below pricing for all of the Alpine sizes that we have built so far. Don't see your size? Ask us and we will provide you with a quote.

    

X LGE Alpine
Garages ( >130 sq.ft.)

* All prices in $USD
Medium Alpine
Garages, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
15ft.x20ft. $11,795 $9,436 $13,695 $10,956
16ft.x20ft. $12,595 $10,076 $14,495 $11,596
18ft.x20ft. $14,095 $11,276 $16,295 $13,036
20ft.x20ft. $15,595 $12,476 $18,095 $14,476
20ft.x25ft. $19,495 $15,596 $22,495 $17,996
24ft.x24ft. $22,295 $17,836 $25,895 $20,716
24ft.x25ft. $23,095 $18,476 $26,795 $21,436
24ft.x26ft. $24,195 $19,356 $27,795 $22,236
25ft.x25ft. $23,795 $19,036 $27,795 $22,236
24ft.x28ft. $26,095 $20,876 $29,795 $23,836
24ft.x30ft. $27,995 $22,396 $32,195 $25,756
25ft.x30ft. $28,995 $23,196 $33,495 $26,796
24ft.x32ft. $29,595 $23,676 $34,295 $27,436
28ft.x28ft. $30,295 $24,236 $34,995 $27,996
20ft.x40ft. $30,895 $24,716 $35,595 $28,476
28ft.x30ft. $32,495 $25,996 $37,295 $29,836
24ft.x35ft. $32,495 $25,996 $37,495 $29,996
24ft.x36ft. $33,395 $26,716 $38,595 $30,876
20ft.x50ft. $38,595 $30,876 $43,695 $34,956
25ft.x45ft. $43,395 $34,716 $48,295 $38,636
30ft.x40ft. $46,195 $36,956 $53,195 $42,556
25ft.x50ft. $48,195 $38,556 $55,395 $44,316

Custom Designs

Summerwood will take your custom design and make it your own. If you have something different in mind, talk to one of our designers about bringing it to life.

  

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