Building Materials

What’s the Difference Between Stick-Built Garages vs. Pole Barns vs. Modular Garages?

You need a garage. But how do you know which method of construction is best for your new garage? 

Whether you’re looking for a one-car, two-car, or even four-car garage, it’s important to know your options. This article explores the differences between the three most popular types of building for garages: stick builds, pole barns, and modular garages.

Rhino Flooring: The Toughest Garage & Shed Floors Around

Garages can get messy.  From dirty tires and oil leaks to messy hobbies, your garage floor will see a lot of wear and tear. The same goes with a your shed.

That's why Homestead is introducing a new super-tough floor panel for your garage or shed floor - Rhino Flooring. These heavy-duty floors are SuperStratum Panels with Rhino Lining coatings - a proprietary blend designed to adhere to high-performance OSBs. These flooring panels are more durable and structurally stiff than competing shed and garage floor products. 

Pool Houses, Garages & Sheds Built to Last

One of the things we tend to be up front about when speaking with potential customers is that we are NOT the cheapest builder on the block. If you’re on a tight budget and looking to spend as little as possible on a new shed or backyard building, we typically recommend seeing what Lowe’s or Home Depot has available. Even if we wanted to, it can be tough to match prices with such big businesses.

Why Are There Cracks in the Timber of My New Timber Frame Structure?

You may think it’s a flaw in the timber used, but rest assured, it’s not! Cracking and checking is a normal part of timber frame buildings, fences, and furniture and is very rarely a result of any structural issues. Cracking and checking of timber is actually a very natural part of the life cycle of wood – even once it’s been cut, shaped, and prepared for building. It isn’t an indication of defects in your wood, though sometimes customers assume so.