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Old 09-11-2016, 01:19 AM   #1
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Adding a rollup door to a shed.


I've found a shed kit that i've found at our local hardware store but the wall height on the pre-built frames are a little short for what i want to do. I'm looking to take the swinging doors that it comes with and replace them with at 4'x7' roll up door. I've ran into a problem where i'm probably going to need to make the sidewall at least 24" taller on both sides. Is there a way to add 24" to both sidewalls. I'm not able to special order a taller frame in the width i'm alloted. To me this sounds like a silly question but i'd figure id ask to make sure its possible.
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Re: Adding a rollup door to a shed.


Does the shed include a floor? If not then add a 2 foot stem wall to concrete pad.
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Re: Adding a rollup door to a shed.


Yes, the frames have a 2"x4" treated base


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Re: Adding a rollup door to a shed.


These are the frames I will be using:

https://www.menards.com/main/buildin...4448800283.htm


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Re: Adding a rollup door to a shed.


Just not a great plan to build a shed that close to grade, it's going to take out the sheathing, floor joist and the subfloor.
There's been hundreds of post on this site and any DIY asking how fix these issues after it's to late.
No way would I want to use just 2 x 4's for floor joist unless I was just building a 4 X 4 shed.
Stick build this yourself instead of buying a kit and you can have the wall height any length you want.
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Re: Adding a rollup door to a shed.


Yes build it yourself. It is not hard, and you get exactly what you want, without having to modify some "kit".

And as a bonus you get to pick your own lumber for it, that is straighter and better than any crap picked by the "experts" at the store.

I've had to return lumber that was delivered by them that was too crooked to build with, so I always get my own.

There are hundreds of plans available that you can adapt to your ideal shed.


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Check with your local truss supplier also. Around here they have standard trusses your buy without pre order for small sheds.
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