Parking Lots and Garages

A Greener Garage Door
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A Greener Garage Door

Eighty-eight percent of Overhead Door's EcoBuilt Garage Door Panel is derived from... More

Steel/Polymer Garage Doors With Realistic Wood Look
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Steel/Polymer Garage Doors With Realistic Wood Look

Many steel-framed garage doors look like wood only from a distance. More

Products
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Products

Heat-recovering drainpipe; garage-door openers; extra-smooth nails; trench drain;... More

Liftmaster Garage Door Opener
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Liftmaster Garage Door Opener

LiftMaster’s Model 3800 jack-shaft garage-door opener mounts on the wall next to... More

Raising the Pitch of an Existing Roof
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Raising the Pitch of an Existing Roof

By combining trusses with stick framing, the author was able to frame a new roof... More

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Floor Level of the Garage

Q: Can the floor of an attached garage be at the same elevation as the floor of adjacent living space, or does there have to be a step down into the garage? More

Products
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Products

Drywall shim on a roll; truss spacer; replacement sliders; zero-VOC primer/... More

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Finishes for Garages

Q. Are there any code-approved sheathing materials for a garage under a living space other than the typical 5/8-inch drywall? My clients complain that drywall doesn't hold up well in our environment, so I'm wondering if fire-retardant plywood would be a good substitute if the joints are properly prepared. More

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Sealing a Garage Floor

Q: A customer asked me about sealing a brand-new garage slab to keep oil drips from penetrating the concrete, in case she decides to have the slab finish-painted in the future. Is this necessary? What product should we use? More

Simple Tricks for Simple Houses
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Simple Tricks for Simple Houses

Choosing the right style as a prototype is the key to building a handsome and... More

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