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dsolis

03:31PM | 04/12/01
Member Since: 04/11/01
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Hello. I have a garage with a sliding door on the south end and two windows on the west end. I want to guild a permanent wall on the south side with a door to enter the garage and I want to change the west facing wall to be the wall with the garage door. My street faces this west wall. I want to know where to go to find out what I have to do to knock this wall down and put a garage opener. What are my otions? and how much does it usually cost to replace a wall. Thanks

david_wv

04:14AM | 04/13/01
Member Since: 01/28/01
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Is there living space above the garage? How do the ceiling and roof joists run (east-west or north-south)?

Putting in a wall with door on the south end is pretty basic. Just take down the door (leaving the existing wall structure as is) and all the trim around the opening. Then build the stud wall in the opening. You'll need to re-side or this wall will look bad.

The west wall is a challenge. You have to support the ceiling and attic as you rip out the west wall. The door opening requires a large built-up beam across the top of the opening. I would track down a good remodeling contractor. This part of the job should be done all at one time. You'll probably need permits for such a major structural modification.

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