I'm planning on building a 24x24 garage..thoughts?

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  1. Dmystix

    Dmystix Veteran Member

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    Yeah take advantage of the height, especially for your "Chop Shop".
    The ability to add a lift would be great, as life moves on.

    Here's my son's 24 footer. He used scissor trusses, for added height.
    Wants to keep snowmobiles, etc. up out of the way.

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  2. dirtmod08

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    He has a height restriction of 16', any extra space he can muster will help though..
     
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    351maverick full time Ebay seller/hustler/car killer

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    yep 16 foot max so no 2nd story - but if there was NOT that restriction I'd do it for sure

    my trailer barely fits through my current garage 9 foot door, but goes in easily through my 12 footer

    I'm thinking if I need to get two cars in there (doubtful) I have dollies I'll roll them sideways...and one door is cheaper
     
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    You could put a TPO or MDO commercial style membrane roof and make the slop very low like 1/8" per foot. You could prabably span roof with 24" deep trusses. Then you could put a lift someday. The higher ceiling makes garage cooler in summer too.
    I finished an addition on my garage a year or so ago. I only had space for 24' too. I went with conventional construction to match house. A pole building like your talking about would have been easier and cheaper. If resale value of neighborhood is important convetional might be worth it. Other wise pole building and low slope commercial style roof is great way to go. If you have overhang and fasia the low pitch roof looks good too. 2 overhead doors are cheaper and easier. I used custom 18x10' door. I installed lift. You can see more on my addition in project progress garages and workshop string "Best damn lift for the money"[​IMG]
     
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  6. 351maverick

    351maverick full time Ebay seller/hustler/car killer

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    ^^^that is one MAN'S garage door!^^^
     
  7. dirtmod08

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    I once knew a guy that took out a 30 year mtg. on his house to buy a speedboat, then he bought a different house because the boat wouldn't fit in the garage, lmao.:screwup:
     
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    You should put a 16' door on the front and the man door on the side. Reason being, a 12' door will be considered a 1 car garage when you go to sell your property and a 16' door would be considered a 2 car garage.
     
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    When you are ready, look for an Amish construction crew to do the work. When I built mine, I found a crew that drove out from Harrisburg to my NJ home (near Vineland) every day and still beat the best price I could find locally by half. They did a good job and other than taking a bit longer than I might have liked, the pole barn was well built and definitely worth the money. Good luck.
     
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    Maverick, you're such a rookie. I dragged a park pivilion home a few years ago. Cost me nothing. Would have made an awesome garage.
    I dropped the ball by never reconstructing it in my yard.
     

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