Rebecca
Rebecca
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  • San Angelo, TX
Asked on Jul 13, 2018

How do I correctly build a wall where a garage door was?

Cheryl WilliamsenRebeccaNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CA

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Our home has an enclosed garage and it was improperly done. Over time, the siding and the framing are rotting due to the direct contact with the concrete. What is the best way to elevate the siding to prevent this from happening again? And what is the best type of siding to use?
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  • Easier and harder than you might think. I would have a consult with a few local licensed contractors for a few free pointers. Also check with your local permit office as anything you do needs to be built to current code for fire and safety. See if this gets you started!


    https://www.hunker.com/13402400/how-to-convert-a-garage-door-opening-into-a-wall


    https://extremehowto.com/double-door-garage-conversion/

  • Rebecca
    on Jul 18, 2018

    Thank you for the info. We live in a rural/country area, no permits needed. I asked a neighbor who is a painter and does minor construction and he’s never done anything like it. Will check out the links you shared. Gotta wait for cooler weather. 105+ for the next 10 days at least!

  • Cheryl Williamsen
    on Jul 18, 2018

    Before any construction, please consider that: the County probably has updated their Building & Zoning/Planning Codes, since all States are now on the same IRC Code. It would be a shame to rebuild this and have the County tell you it’s “non-confirming” and make you rip it out.

    I’ll look for a link on the “Type V Prescriptive Methods” prototypical Construction Details & Tables for things like headers.

    • Rebecca
      on Jul 18, 2018

      Thank you for the info. I know what is doable as I have spoken to a neighbor who has worked on just about every home out here. It has been an enclosed area since I bought the house. It was done incorrectly because it was put directly on the concrete. We are doing it right. I know it can be done several ways, but was hoping someone out there actually has done it and had personal pointers. I am currently checking out the links that baileyanddaisey shared.

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