Garages and prefab garages can, like house walls, be greened partially or fully. Prefab structures made of concrete panels are quite common and rather unattractive... what to do? Greening to the rescue! Due to the low wall heights and often very thin walls made of the pre-fab concrete panels or sheet metal, a few things should be taken into account, which we'll address below. All of the following also applies to double garages, larger garage facilities, public toilet houses (WC buildings), transformer stations, and bus stops (shelters). You can find similar examples also in our sections on graffiti, arbours/gazebos, and free-standing walls.
For garage greening, we highly recommend support for your climbing plants. Cable trellis systems are preferable to greening with self-climbing plants because the walls are often too small for climbing plants with adherent organs, which quickly cover huge areas and risk swallowing up a small garage. Vigorous twining plants which want to climb high and have voluble stems, such as wisteria, are also only suitable *if* you take exceptional care and cut them regularly and train them properly (e.g. on an angled rope system). In any case, plants should be kept away from the roof area or metal sheeting; otherwise, you can expect structural damage on your little garage.
Horizontal cable arrangements are best suited for garages. But both vertical and combination (horizontal and vertical) systems work as well. Their height must be limited so that the plants don't grow on or into the roof. Systems 5040 and 8030 are good for the long side surfaces, but should then be mounted as a rectangular rather than a square form. Systems 5030, 8010, and 4040 are also fitting ~ as they are or as inspirations for your own designs. For longer parts of the garage or the back, you can arrange multiple systems from the 6000 category next to one another. The medium, easy or light kits are often sufficient for a project of this scale. Heavy or massive styles are really only necessary if a greater wall distance is required, for example with fragile plants that benefit from more space ~ particularly sensitive roses or grapevine varieties (risk of mildew).
Prefab garages are often made of thin concrete wall panels, for which our medium classic construction style is used, but modified with the cross mount WM 10081 (developed for just this purpose). It is then sufficient to drill only about 4 cm deep. When ordering, simply let us know in the comments section at checkout that you want this modification, and we will send you WM 10081 instead of the standard WH 10151 anchor (price remains the same).
Sometimes garages are made with brick / exposed masonry, in which case you'll need to take into account the special features for this type of wall. If your garage is made of sheet metal, push-through installation according to Variant 04 is recommended (you can drill through the sheet; if it is sturdy enough, thread a bolt or mount with metric thread through the hole and lock it with a nut from the inside). To avoid cracks in the upper wall and corner areas, and especially if the garage roof is rather light (made of sheet metal or wood instead of concrete), expansion/pressure-free installation is required. More on this topic under free-standing walls.