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ConstantChange 05-30-2006 11:24 AM

Convert two door garage to a one door garage
How hard is it and how much money should I expect to pay in order to turn a house with a two car garage with two doors into a two car garage with one big door?

joasis 05-30-2006 02:47 PM

First thing, before you think any further about doing it, is to know how the proposed change in doors will work once you remove the center post between the doors. Is this in a gabled endwall with a truss rafter above it? Sidewall? You may have a structural issue when you attempt to remove the center post, as well as putting in a full header above the wider door opening.

ConstantChange 05-30-2006 04:00 PM

I'm actually just looking to buy a house and want a two car garage with a single door. I've seen several on my buyers report that are decent houses but have the two door garage. So far I've decided to not even look at the house unless it has a single door garage, but if it's something that could be coverted without spending a great deal of money, I might consider it.

joasis 05-30-2006 06:37 PM

That being the case, depending on where you are, the prices could be from reasonable...$3500 to the sky. The problem is basic: Most single doors, side by side, are 8 or 9 feet wide. Door headers usually only span the doors, and not across the center post. You would have no way of knowing how it was built unless the garage walls were not rocked. Like I said, it is a structural thing, and could get really pricey.

ConstantChange 05-31-2006 09:31 AM

Sounds like something I'll try to avoid. Thanks joasis.

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