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post #11 of 76 (permalink) Old 06-04-2019, 02:11 PM
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"...complaints raised here about insulted garage doors;..."

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Fantastic,Barb, You are going to have a ball organizing that shop the way you want it. Think of all kinds of ways to use that "attic" space too. I am so glad you got your shop.
I have an insulated garage door and am happy with it. Sure makes it easy to get big items into the shop. be sure to build a ramp of some sot on one of your doors to "wheel" stuff inside. You are going to spend a lot of happy hours in there creating your gems of signs.
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Thanks, everyone!

Ken was jealous; he wanted to be able to be home to watch them put it up. I took lots of pictures, and a couple movies as things were happening. Imagine my surprise when the crew that showed up was four Amish Men (Well, three, actually. One of them was only 16. In my book that's a teen/boy ) They arrived just about 7:30 a.m. and was piling in the truck to head back towards Clare, Michigan at 4:00 p.m. The longest task was the shingles and the siding; which, btw, is a lot lighter than I anticipated. Oh well; Made my choice, I have to stick with it. Also, I noticed that the doors are vinyl covered, as well as the trim around the doors and windows, so they will be remaining white, rather than my original plan of doing the regatta bay. Such is life.

They were a delight to have here, doing the work, and the conversations were great. I told my rep that if I had any other work that had to be done, I would be requesting these gentlemen. The hardest part was writing the check for the balance owing. That stung a bit, (alright, quite a bit. I liked seeing that big chunk o' change in my savings account, and now it's all gone )but - it was also worth it, as it took eight hours, rather than weeks/months to get completed.
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Good for you guys, you will never regret it. Now the fun begins.
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I agree with others on the "garage door" PROVIDED that means a roll-up door. There are other types. You could try a larger (wider) version of the current doors. Or a swing-up garage door. (My mother had one of those on her house just south of Denver, 1968-1985)

Either "normal" swing-out doors, or swing-up doors, can be sealed much better in the closed position than roll-up doors. Keeping winter outside where it belongs makes for a much better space for creating, chilling & etc.
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I’m with you Barb . Sometimes it’s just better to get people in and get er done , instead of this waiting thing .
I believe in a few months that it will be my garages 20th anniversary,and it’s still not insulated

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Well done Barb. Enjoy the journey.
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I have a metal building but I have a 15X60' overhang that I call the Patio. I love having the overhang because all of my shop equipment is on wheels and I take things outside whenever possible. I can do sanding and other messy tasks outside and cleanup is easier. I would think that you would really like an overhang on the front.

I have a 12 foot roll up door on the front of my shop. It does leak air in the winter but I live in East Texas and our winters are mild compared to some of the other forum members. For me the leakage of air is not a problem. If air migration is a problem they do make seals that help. I have a two burner propane stove that keeps my shop warm enough to work in the winter. In the summer the door is open all day with fans running. I would recommend putting some overhangs over the windows to keep them open but keep rain out.

Enjoy your new shop space. Now the real work begins to outfit the shop with cabinets, benches other creature comforts. I highly recommend that you utilize the wall space for storage. You can go up but only have a limited space to go out with storage.
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Barb, your shed is just perfect,wish I had one just like it.congratulations,hope you make millions in there.

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It looks great, congratulations. Let the fun begin
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