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Old 03-18-2010, 04:32 PM   #1
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Drywall around garage door

Free standing garage is insulated and has vapour barrier. All the doors are in place, including two single garage doors. To drywall the door wall, should the tracks be loosened and reattached on top of the new drywall or is notching the drywall around the brackets okay?


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Old 03-18-2010, 08:32 PM   #2
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Run the drywall next to the door track assemblies.
Usually, I add a 2 x 4 or 2 x 6 to mount the track on and then butt/caulk the board to that.
If you mount the hardware onto the drywall, it may crush over time.


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Old 03-19-2010, 03:09 PM   #3
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Yep, normally the drywall is hung, a 2'x6" "frame" goes around the door and the track fastens to the 2"x...
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Using 2x4's, I attached them to interior side of rough opening. Door hardware mounts on to the 2x4's, then drywall butts up to the side of the 2x4's. Exterior has metal roll flashing wrapped around the 2x framing to protect against the elements.

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