Did you manage to solve your problem? I came across something similar last week. No one wants to do any kind of repair work without a preliminary inspection, which costs about $ 200. Unfortunately, I haven't figured out how to attach images to my post. I hope someone will add new suggestions to the discussion. My wife offered us to build a carport from carportaustralia.com.au in the yard & use the garage as a second closet. But I don’t think it’s wise to just leave the issue hanging. I would be grateful for any advice or help.