New garage and home build

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The wife and I are building a new ranch home as well as my detached 34X42 garage.

I've posted the latest garage plans and wanted some input before I give the OK to proceed.

The rear man door will move closer to large overhead door so I can use that corner.
The windows on the side will be smaller and higher.
All the siding on front will be shingles with the side clapboard. I want to add a window in the front gable.

Other suggestions?

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1) What type of truss do you have in mind to allow that tall of rear door??? It does not look doable.
2) Do you really need two man/walk doors? I would eliminate the rear one.
3) Depending on your plans for stall 3, you might want the side door further back, so you can walk across the front of any vehicle parked there. OR further forward, all the way to front corner, so you can walk behind anything parked there (just leave room to pull forward at least 3')
 
   / New garage and home build #3  
What zebrafive said...

Need more space between doors and beside doors.
 
   / New garage and home build #4  
The wife and I are building a new ranch home as well as my detached 34X42 garage.

I've posted the latest garage plans and wanted some input before I give the OK to proceed.

The rear man door will move closer to large overhead door so I can use that corner.
The windows on the side will be smaller and higher.
All the siding on front will be shingles with the side clapboard. I want to add a window in the front gable.

Other suggestions?

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Where did you get those plans?

I like your sig.

Also zebra5 is right, I dont think the door can go that high. Even with a scissor truss.
 
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The plans are being drawn by the builders designer/planner. I'm not sure if she knows if trusses can work but I'm sure the lumberyard orders and makes changes if necessary. They build about 6 homes per yer of all types so it appears they know their stuff.

The grage is back form the house so the front man door is for daily entrance. I di wonder about putting that close to the front so I can enter in front of vehicle.

The large rear door is for our motorhome and I just didn't want that large door in front where it looks commercial and then I'd be limited on width if I want 3 doors. So the rear man door is for rear entrance if nature calls or if I want to clean off motorhome or blow out lines, etc.
 
   / New garage and home build #6  
1) What type of truss do you have in mind to allow that tall of rear door??? It does not look doable.
A scissor truss would allow a door like that, they are a little more than regular truss but in a case like this, could be worthwhile.

Aaron Z
 
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Here's the roof cut away. I assume they are trusses but I'm no builder.
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Where did you get those plans?

I like your sig.

Also zebra5 is right, I dont think the door can go that high. Even with a scissor truss.

Thanks for the siggy comment. We talk of such things in the "Friendly" Politics section, but not here. :rolleyes:
 
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Are you going to park three cars in those three garage doors? 9ft doors are super cheap, ten foot doors jump in price. I've never heard of or seen a 9ft 6inch door, so that must mean they are being custom built. To me, that's just a waste of money.

There really is no room to open a door once you have three cars in there.

How wide is that big door on the other side? Ten foot is what I would consider the minimum, and that can be really tight if you want to get a trailer in there or an RV, or anything with big mirrors on the side of it. Mine is ten foot wide and my next one will be 12 foot wide.

Where will you store stuff? Will there be a work bench? Shelves should be two feet deep to hold anything at all. Same thing with a work bench. I wouldn't wan anything smaller. You have two long walls that would make great storage, but you only have a foot from the wall to the three doors. That really need to be four feet so you can have storage and park a car.

Do you have a porch over your walk through doors? They will rot on you if not protected. Every walk through door should have a some sort of roof over it to keep the rain from getting into the seals and rotting out the frame. This starts at the bottom and works its way up. It starts the day you install it and it just depends on how much weather you get as to how fast the rot proceeds.

I really, strongly suggest having a sink inside that you can wash things. Mine is close to the walk in door, and it's used all the time!!!!!

To be truly helpful, we need to know what you are going to use this building for, and what you plan on putting in there. In my opinion, seeing those three doors, I think that you are building it too small.
 
   / New garage and home build #10  
You can buy clopay doors in 2" increments.
A scissor truss has a lower cord usually half of the upper, from the pic, the lower would be at the top of the door, so that door is too high.
My TT camper won't fit in my 10' tall door.
 
 
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