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Old 11-11-2019, 11:40 AM   #1
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Cladding ideas for closed in garage entrance


I'm looking for some economical ideas to make this closed in garage door opening presentable. It doesn't have to be the cheapest of the cheap.

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Currently the space is drywall and 2x6 framing. Originally this led into a garage, so I was not planning on having it exposed to the elements. I've since detached the garage from the house.

The foundation is a type of cut face block. From my googling, it seems at the time this house was built, the foundation blocks were probably made on site. I've found two companies that are able to match (or closely match) the current block, but the cost is more than I want to spend.

Whatever I go with, I would like it to somewhat match. Some sort of masonry? Stucco? I would like to avoid siding, but maybe there is something that I'm overlooking.
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Can you lift the door a few inches so that area can handle an inch of water.
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IMO "cheap" and "match" are contradictory in this instance. No matter what cladding, it will always looks like a garage door has been filled in. Only a wall of sliders/windows would it seem originally intended. Will you have a full deck above hiding some of this visually?

+1 on the water.
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IMO "cheap" and "match" are contradictory in this instance. No matter what cladding, it will always looks like a garage door has been filled in. Only a wall of sliders/windows would it seem originally intended. Will you have a full deck above hiding some of this visually?

+1 on the water.
Yes, there will be a deck above and some lattice or something on the sides. The stairs leading from the porch to the ground will be off to the right.
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Can you lift the door a few inches so that area can handle an inch of water.
I can't remember off hand - I'll have to look. I think that the top of the door frame is directly against the steel header of the original garage door.
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I can't remember off hand - I'll have to look. I think that the top of the door frame is directly against the steel header of the original garage door.
Then I would shorten the door and the jam so you could put a door pan in and a peel and stick and a flashing right across the wall behind the siding
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I think I would go extra for water proofing and just built out another 1 1/2" so it would be like this.
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I think I would go extra for water proofing and just built out another 1 1/2" so it would be like this.
That's an interesting idea. The wall on the left protruding out from the foundation will be removed.
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That's an interesting idea. The wall on the left protruding out from the foundation will be removed.
That would still work and hide what ever ugly is left when it is removed.
I did this to should how you could trim it.
What is the plan for the upstairs deck now?
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That would still work and hide what ever ugly is left when it is removed.
I did this to should how you could trim it.
What is the plan for the upstairs deck now?
Build a deck and tie it into the 6x6 posts. 5 1/4 deck boards. Maybe a composite if I can get a good deal.
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Build a deck and tie it into the 6x6 posts. 5 1/4 deck boards. Maybe a composite if I can get a good deal.
Have a look at what Cal deck does for water catching around post #210
https://www.diychatroom.com/f49/day-...1/#post5974379
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You can reuse the blocks on the left wall you're going to remove, they look the same. Did you save any of the siding from the garage demo? That'd be a perfect match to above, and would be super cheap and make sense visually.
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You can reuse the blocks on the left wall you're going to remove, they look the same. Did you save any of the siding from the garage demo? That'd be a perfect match to above, and would be super cheap and make sense visually.
Unfortunately the cut face block from that wall on the left are in really bad shape. Not properly protected from weather I guess. I can dang near remove them with just my hands.

The siding that was on the garage was a gray vinyl that was a close match to the siding on the house. The siding on the house is aluminum and was installed in the early 70s. Pretty heavy gauge. The metal siding has sort of a unique siding lap measurement as well.
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