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Old 04-29-2014, 10:14 PM   #1
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How hard or easy is it to heighten a garage door? The door is plenty wide just need a bit taller. Plenty of room from existing door to the eave or roof.

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Old 04-30-2014, 07:12 AM   #2
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What do you call "plenty of room"?There is usually a 12" header that fills that space and is needed to support the span.

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Old 04-30-2014, 08:08 AM   #3
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There is at least another 2' to the roof.

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Old 04-30-2014, 08:26 AM   #4
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Should not be a problem then.You will have to shorten the the cripples above the header.Then raise the header and add longer jack studs to support the header.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:30 AM   #5
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Got a picture of the inside and out in that area?
What type siding?
Is there cripples above the header, if so how long are they?
Single story?
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No pics, house hunting. Found a possibilty, just too short in the garage door. LP siding, which will be changed if we purchase. Single story.

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Old 04-30-2014, 02:44 PM   #7
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You should be able to find drawings of typical garage framing in the library--or on the internet--that will give you some idea --there is a header above the door---sometimes a rather large one---

The issue is the amount of open space above that headed and the top of the wall--before the roof trusses---

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