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Hello, I'm not sure if this is the place to ask this question? We are planning on building a deck behind our home. Our home is odd and the garage is in the back side so the deck will be attached to the side of the garage and to the back of our home. But the garage has a window on each side and because the house is higher than the garage when making the deck it will cover the window about 1/3 of the bottom part of the window. Do we need to move the window completely or can we leave it there and wall it in with boards? We got an estimate from 2 contractors and 1 says we need to take out the window and wall it in or move it above making the cost $1000-$1500 more. The other contractor says we can cover it with boards, siding etc. as long as the glass is not exposed and there is no danger in anybody falling through. Is the first contractor trying to get more out of this project or is he correct? Because we already have a window on the other side of the garage we don't really need this window and was all for covering it up. Is there any code that a single car garage needs 2 windows or will covering a window in any way or form violating code and will have to take the window out and wall it in? Thank you!!