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Garage Placement – What Works Best For Each Property

Often owners are simply interested in replacing their existing garage in the same location: seems logical, right? In most cases, the answer to this question is “Yes”, though your municipalities zoning ordinance and building code requirements may require some slight adjustments in garage placement. From the need to fire-rate some or all walls of the […]

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Web-Enabled Garage Door Opener Lets You Open Your Garage From Anywhere

We’ve all been there – you’re on vacation or at the office and a friend needs to borrow your lawn mower or drop off a package. How can they access your garage? Do you hide a key? Leave them the code to your garage door? With a web-enabled garage door opener, you’re able to open […]

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Why Is A Solid Garage Foundation Important?

Just like your home, a solid foundation is the most crucial part of the construction process in the building of your detached garage. Over time all garages will experience some degree of settling, therefore it is important to ensure that the design and construction of the foundation is given the proper attention to prevent future […]

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Hip vs. Gable (vs. Reverse Gable) – What Roof Is The Best Design For Your New Garage?

There are a number of considerations when thinking about either replacing your old garage or simply building a new structure when none exists. The type of roof–or roof design–will determine the overall look of the property, as will the eventual pitch of the roof – which in itself can really adjust the appearance of the […]

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Garage Placement – What Works Best For Each Property

Often owners are simply interested in replacing their existing garage in the same location: seems logical, right? In most cases the answer to this question is “Yes”, though your municipalities zoning ordinance and building code requirements may require some slight adjustments. From the need to fire-rate some or all walls of the replacement garage due […]

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What Zoning Requirements Affect My Detached Garage?

No matter the municipality you live in, your Building Department (sometimes in combination with the Zoning Department) will enforce the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance approved by your elected officials. These zoning requirements have been designed specifically for your town and any permit submission that is made will be reviewed against these laws. Common Zoning […]

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Do I Need A Plat Of Survey to Build a Detached Garage?

As you meet with your garage consultant for your initial consultation, you will be asked several questions up front about your desires and needs for your detached garage project. One of those questions will be whether or not you have an accurate copy of the Plat of Survey for your property. Yes, a Plat of […]

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Are Permits Required For A Detached Garage?

No matter what municipality you live in, a building permit – often associated with a zoning review – is required for your new detached garage. This process, while often portrayed as very onerous, is a very necessary step in your project and one that if handled correctly can provide numerous benefits to you and your […]

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What To Look For In A Quality Garage Estimate

Are you considering having a detached garage built, but have no idea where to start? Like any large investment, it is important that you make an informed decision based on your specific needs. A garage estimate can help you make that decision. There are many factors to take into consideration when determining what size & […]

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Are Architectural Shingles & Tyvek Important on My Garage?

When it comes to garage roofing, there are several options to choose from when designing your detached garage project. While they may increase the cost, architectural shingles, and a weather resistant barrier/house wrap are worthy investments for the long-term life of your garage. Architectural Shingles Architectural shingles, also known as dimensional or laminated shingles, are […]

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