A side-load garage is simply a garage with a door that opens to the side of the house, instead of the front. A side-load garage can cost slightly more to construct, but will pay dividends when the house is resold.
Expect the cost for a side-load garage to be slightly higher than a front-load garage. Homes with side-load garages typically need to sit on wider (more expensive) lots to allow room for the cars to get into the garage; they may require a longer paved driveway and sidewalk to get around to the front door; and windows and other architectural details on the front of the garage add cost.
Side-load garages are desirable to buyers and add to the resale value of a house. Having the garage load on the side creates a more aesthetically pleasing façade.
It can be more difficult to maneuver into a side-load garage than a front-load garage, and you may need to pave a larger area to facilitate easy parking.
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