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Old 11-27-2004, 05:47 PM
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One thing to remember also is when you build, figure everything in 4' increments. So if you want a little longer than a standard 24' then go with 28'. That way the studding, rafters, and sheeting all figure out with no cutting extra cutting. When we built Weimers garage the guy that did the foundation block work (for whatever reason we will never know) made the garage at 25' instead of 24'. You would not think one foot would be that big if deal UNTIL THE ROOF GOES ON!!!!! Had to get an extra rafter, the sheeting comes out odd so you have a lot of waste. It screwed the siding up because the vinyl comes in 12'6" pieces. It took a little thinking to overcome what seemed like such a minor problem. Also if you ever have a full size, extended cab pickup, 24' will be too short if you have a bench in the front of the garage. Something else to consider is the use of attic trusses. This will give you an are for storage overhead. Depending on the roof pitch, you may not have headroom to walk upright but it would still increase the storage area considerably due to the fact you would have a floor up above. Just a few things to think about.


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