Indiana Garage Guys ensure every step of your garage is built to perfection. In addition to our high quality materials and professional staff, our method of completion is all-encompassing to frame a garage that is built to last.
After building hundreds of garages, we leave no detail uncovered with our perfected 28 point construction process. If there is an oversight our crew is apt to quickly resolve any issue.
Summary of Our Fast & Professional Process
Indiana Garage Guy is a licensed building contractor based in Indiana, Illinois. Our crew of professional tradesmen are experts in their respected fields and take pride in our construction projects. We will always respect your property and personal tastes–making sure every garage we build is customized to fit your needs. Read more for a summary of the steps in our typical projects:
Tear Down & Foundation: Our garage projects typically begin with the tear-down of an existing garage. After the demolition, we tear-out the old concrete slab and pour new concrete in its place.
Concrete Construction: To make sure the foundation is secure, we use 4000 psi of concrete fortified with wire mesh and a crushed stone base. Our plan for a basic garage is designed with a Keystone style footing with double 5/8 rebar steel reinforcement poured with the 4-5″ concrete slab. To resist the moisture between the concrete and construction lumber, a moisture-resistant bottom plate of 2″x 4″ green treated wood is then fastened to the concrete slab with anchor bolts.
The Walls & Nails: Then our rafters are constructed with 2×6 16 OC stud grade lumber 16″ on center. A 1/2″ wood-based sheathing board is used to construct the walls. Then they are fastened to the studs for the side walls. We use galvanized (rust resistant), ring shank (keeps nails from loosing their grip over time) nails in our construction.
Roof Support: Our trusses for roof support are engineered to the specifications for your individual project. We set these and then nail sheathing to complete the roof and gable ends.
Roofing & Siding: Roofing and siding your garage are the next steps. We’ll match your home’s shingle color as close as possible or to your choice. While most customers choose vinyl siding others are available: composite sidings, LP® SmartSide® wood siding, cement siding, stucco, etc. are also available.
The Garage Door: Standard two car openings are 7′ high by 16′ wide. We use two 2×12 headers with flitch plate or laminated beams to ensure that your garage door opening does not sag over the years and cause problems with your opening. We can custom fit any size door to your specifications should you have the need.
Electrical: Electrical work is the final step and requires a separate permit that we obtain for you.
For the best results, we do not build garage kits! All of our lumber is hand picked with respect to straightness and environmentally friendly products from environmentally responsible companies. Call 219-333-7771 or email us for more details on our construction process. Be sure to ask about our exclusive warranties!