Thursday, November 5, 2009

New Garage


It has been a busy summer/fall and while that's a good thing in this economy it's also my excuse for not blogging like I should be. This project was during this last summer. 24' x 24' detached garage, on an alley, in Traverse City. Aside from the Permit hoops one must jump through, it was relatively painless. The city was very cooperative and helpful. Give them a shout out! Unfortunately, I had to comply with the requirement that the garage match the house, hence the vinyl siding and shingle choice.

The Green elements of this project:

  • 2 x 6 studs on 24" centers (O.V.E. framing)
  • 1/2" OSB sheathing covered w/ Typar (because durability is Green)
  • Attic trusses on 24" centers.
  • 2 skylights for daylighting upstairs
  • Re-use of window that had been removed from house.
  • Recycled all cardboard from project.