Installing the New Garage Doors

Project: Building an Addition for an Elderly Parent, Episode 3, Part 2



Bob is on site where insulated, steel garage doors are being installed to replace the original, low-budget fiberboard doors. He walks through the new insulated concrete addition with the homeowner Howard Brickman, who explains how the layout of this in-law addition essentially doubles the size of the existing home. They talk about the concrete construction, how quickly it went up, and how insulated concrete form (ICF) construction allowed them to get a basement and slab, full upper story, walls, and first floor poured for nearly the same amount of concrete as a traditional basement wall-and-slab design.

 

This building process purposely uses innovative techniques and improved building practices – like the stay-in-place forms for the footings, the under-slab insulation and vapor barrier, the engineered lumber for I-joists and rafters, and the innovative DryPly decking being used for the second floor. Not only do these these technologies reduced waste, but any waste generated is being sorted for reuse.

Part 1: New Insulated Garage Doors
Part 2: Installing the New Garage Doors
Bob talks with Robert Rainey of PJ Overhead Door as the garage door panels and tracks are installed on the Norwell home. While installing garage doors may seem like a do-it-yourself job, it may be best left to a professional as parts because the installation are complicated, even dangerous. The new garage doors are a big improvement over the old ones.
Part 3: Reviewing the Addition's Footprint and Garage Doors and Laying Down the Second-Story Floor
More and more homeowners are converting their houses into multi-generational homes for themselves, their children, and their aging parents. In Norwell, MA, Bob Vila meets a couple making room for a mother-in-law.

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