How to Build a Two Car Garage

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There are many places online to buy blueprints or download them free. The best part of building a two-car garage may be drawing up the plans.

Things You'll Need

  • Blueprints
  • Concrete
  • 2-by-4 inch boards
  • 1-by-8 inch boards
  • Nails
  • Electric nail gun
  • Roofing material
  • Siding material
  • Windows
  • Purchase blueprints of a design plan from a contractor or go to the local library and find your dream garage in pictures and then draw it out yourself (see Resources).

  • Make the ground site level. Stake out the foundation and call your local concrete company to schedule a good time for them to come and pour the concrete.

  • Construct the wall and roof frame. Get help to hoist the frames up and nail them together. If you have to, you can rent equipment, but friends make the project more fun.

  • Nail together the walls and put them up. You can make them separate of the structure or you can attach slabs of wood to the frame piece by piece.

  • Give the frame support by reinforcing all supporting walls. This is critical to the safety of the structure.

  • Hammer together the roof and weatherize it. Use asphalt shingles or other materials recommended for roofing.

  • Tap the windows into the walls of the garage. Paint, stain or put siding on the garage-you may want it to match the outside of your house.

Tips & Warnings

  • Don't take risks raising the frame or walls of the garage-always use appropriate safety equipment.

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