In other words, we are the ones who inform the city inspectors in Dallas about the reality of risks that are unfamiliar to them (because those issues are not in their textbooks). Our garage remodeling supervisors do not have as much specialized expertise in identifying structural problems as many insurance adjusters, who constantly see unusual cases. However, we are the ones who frequently discuss those strange technical details with those adjusters (unlike insurance brokers or city inspectors who do not really need to understand the practical concerns of the insurance adjusters). We know exactly what the insurance adjusters are looking for... plus we understand WHY.
The remote - Numerous models utilize a single-button remote, while others use a remote with multiple buttons that can open up several garage doors. The several switch push-button control is the best selection for individuals with a number of garages, each with its own door.
Before you install the drywall, temporarily remove the brackets that support the garage door tracks and opener. This will make it easier to install the 4-mil poly and ceiling drywall and will result in a neater-looking job. Start by carefully measuring and recording the position of the tracks and opener. Measure from the nearest wall and from the floor. Then close the garage door, lock it closed and unplug the opener to disable it. Unscrew or unbolt the brackets that support the garage door tracks and remove them. Also remove the garage door opener brackets and support the opener on a ladder. It may be easier to entirely disconnect the opener and set it aside. Reinstall the garage door track brackets using a new section of angle iron on the ceiling. Attach each new ceiling angle iron with four 5/16-in. x 3-in. lag screws driven into the center of the ceiling joist or into wood blocking that’s screwed to the adjacent ceiling framing.
Know your priorities. Will your garage be purely functional? If so, durable surfaces and systems trump expensive trappings. Make a list of what you’ll need, from storage to appliances to furnishings, and then rank every item in order of importance. That way, if you have to cut things as you get farther into the process, it will be easier to make choices.
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