Published at Monday, September 24th 2018. by Araceli Barton in Garage Modern.
Garage Doors are one of the most important choices in home design today. Garage Doors are a big purchase. So if you are looking to buy them you better understand what you are looking for. They affect the look of your home. They also can affect the security of your home. If plan to sell your home they can even affect your ability to sell your it.
Now look at the history of these useful doors. The history of garage doors is story as well. The first garage doors were barn doors. They opened in a very rustic manner. The more stately homes had carriage houses. These were like barns. They were completely separate from the home. They offered a place for horses and their carriages to reside. The separate carriage house was for the rich of the time. Their use was practical with a touch of high style. They were all practicality and not a fashion thing
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.
For a garage that is used as an extension to ones home - as a separate and utilized room - a more permanent garage heater that is controlled by a thermostat is the most effective option. A thermostat will allow you to maintain a consistent temperature so that the garage is ready to be used at any time - regardless of the weather.
And of course the roof should consist of 1 roof vent per 1 car in garage. Vents allow the lumber to breathe and not rot and buckle. If the garage door is over 16 feet in span it is recommended to use laminated veneer lumber as a header which supports the weight of the roof and overhead door. The header is installed above the garage door opening. A ½ horsepower garage door opener with two remote controls is also recommended to make life a bit more convenient instead of opening the overhead door manually.
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