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Question DetailsAsked on 7/23/2014

I need to replace a 2 car garage with a gabel roof including concrete. How much?

It has a shed roof now. I bought a mobility van and it clears the door by 1.5" which won't work in the winter. The concrete is buckled up. When I was able I extended the walls up to 8 ft. on my neighbors house and put a trussed gable roof on it. We also made a new header and raised it. But his concrete was in good shape. That would be the cheapest route in my mind but the concrete is an issue. Maybe pumping concrete into the floor to straigten it? But the worst case is a new garage and what the cost would be???

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get a builder to give you a bid. What city, what state makes a difference to price, using pored or block cement, footings, foundation concerns, also permits, plans etc, how much is it? Steel beams wood beams? solid, enginered, roofing materials, tear dow, layover, new construction? how much? love the question.

Answered 5 years ago by the new window man


I am assuming you mean the entrance slab is buckled up, but once you are in the garage you are OK for clearance.

New garage is going to cost you tens of thousands of $, probably in $25-50,000 range ballpark for a full 2-car garage - fixing the concrete at the door hundreds to maybe $1000 range - no comparison in my mind, even if you have to have the contractor grind down the sill concrete to provide more clearance under the garage door header.

If snow buildup is expected to be a problem during winter, during concrete repair you could have a heating loop placed under the part of the approach slab near the garage, or depress the approach slab so there is an inch or few metal ramp into the garage to allow for snow buildup on the concrete.

Raising the shed roof and header would also be far cheaper than a totally new garage in almost all cases.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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