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Old 01-19-2013, 07:11 PM   #16
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Yeah that's what I kind of figured. Ill guess ill get quotes for both and see what I get.

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Old 01-19-2013, 08:16 PM   #17
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In NH where I'm org. from we had companys that would deliver panelized homes and garages.
The walls were all prebuilt. They came in with a crane and could have all 4 walls up, trusses set and the sheating on in one day. The next day they shingled the roof and did all the trim out.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:21 PM   #18
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I have no idea how much property you have, but assuming you dont have too much, it is my opinion that what you have there is not worth saving. If you have a couple of acres I'd keep that one and build another.

Why?

The floor is seriously cracked.
The roof sheathing is spaced
The Framing is kind of suspect
The height is not very useful for a Handyman.

It is MUCH easier to start out fresh with a properly designed structure.
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Just a thought if this is workable.

Rather than going wider - go tandem. One car in front of the other. This way you just add on and make the existing garage deeper. Retains most all of existing structure.
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Yeah I was worried about that. What would your estimate be for a 2car garage?
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That's a bad subject on here.
It will do you 0 good for anyone to throw out even a ball park price.
There not there to see it, no idea where your even located because you did not add your location to your profile, no idea what local prices are for materails, labor, ecavating cost, permit fees, dumpster fees and tipping fees.
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That's a bad subject on here.
It will do you 0 good for anyone to throw out even a ball park price.
There not there to see it, no idea where your even located because you did not add your location to your profile, no idea what local prices are for materails, labor, ecavating cost, permit fees, dumpster fees and tipping fees.
Amen!!!
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i can't speak for your, unknown, location. but here, my 21x30 garage was built in 2009 for $13,700.

and yes, you could extend that garage you have. but i cannot say if it would be wise to do so.
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Fix, why not 24 x 32? Just wondered, considering bond.
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Fix, why not 24 x 32? Just wondered, considering bond.
the P/O's had the garage built. this garage was a significant upgrade for me. as my previous garage was a 10x20. to a humble dude like me, my garage is a dream come true. right now i have 3 cars in it, and there is still working room left over. come spring, one of the cars will be gone.

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