Published at Thursday, September 27th 2018. by Ingrid Brady in Garage Modern.
The Structure of the framed garage should start with waterproof bottom plates secured by anchor bolts in the concrete slab. The walls should be built with 2 by 4 studs 16 inches apart to guarantee a structurally strong wall and 8 feet high. Rafters should be 2 by 6 studs 16 inches apart to support snow and other elements. Make sure the rafters are securely embedded into the top plates of the walls with the bird mouth cut method. Once the sheathing is installed on the walls and roof vinyl siding is the most recommended siding as it is the most maintenance free and economical in the market.
Planning and Preparation Just like any other successful ventures careful planning and preparation for whats ahead is essential in renovating your garage to a livable space. Have a clear-cut idea of what transformation you wish done in this area. Would you like to turn it into a living room extension lounge and childrens play room study room or office space among others? The kind of construction needed is basically dependent on what type of room you want your garage converted. Thus a more complex remodeling is needed if you prefer to turn it into another comfort room or bathroom since you need to install drainage system and pipes in the room. You may also need to construct additional walls and put more furniture to transform it completely.
Garage doors like most things come in a variety of price ranges beauty and quality. Stock garage doors come with the lowest price tag. If youre seeking a functional door without shocking your budget you can find an attractive door that will fit your needs among stock doors. Stock doors are especially smart when the door is not facing a street or on a little used garage.
The door to your garage works simply and has only two functions: to open and close. But one day it might stop out of the blue. The problems people often encounter with their garage doors are also very simple in nature. Fortunately most problems with these doors can be fixed without the help of a professional. Do-It-Yourself Tips for Garage Door Repair Quick Fix: If the door isnt opening or closing as usual then it is time for some maintenance. Examine the rollers and tracks looking for loose spots and signs of damage. If you havent cleaned the door in a long time and they look dusty take some grease and brush the tracks along with a lubricant. This should get your door back up and running. If this doesnt fix the problem contact a door installer.
Custom doors are the most expensive garage doors. These are the doors that are designed to the home owners specifications and can be built to fit odd shaped or custom garages. Typically these doors are made of high quality hardwoods and incorporate lots of architectural interest. Get online and visit garage door manufacturers - many of the larger companies offer images that allow you to see what homes similar to yours would look like with a variety of different door designs.
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