I went on a call today to look at a garage door. The former owners of the house did the project shown below. I feel bad for the new owners and want to help out. This was installed by a friend of an uncle who had a racing buddy who parked in a garage one time - you get the idea here. Now don't go saying I am bashing racing. Left turn, after left turn, after left turn can be exciting. Now back to the story here.... No permits. No know-how. NO WAY!!! I gave them a price to fix it the right way and maybe even make it so you can't throw a cat through the space on the side. (of course it will be done right) Yes, the other side of the door looked just as bad. Sad thing is that they installed the door first and then did the fabulous job siding that needs to be completely removed and done over. It has been several years since they sided the house this way and all the while it has been raining, snowing and wicking moisture into the walls. I can't wait to see the damage under the siding.
Please, please, please hire a professional to do your work. It does nothing but lower the value of your home when your work is done like this. If it is something that I can't do I will get the proper trade to do the work. Not everyone knows or should do everything. Would you do brain surgery on yourself? Even I would sub that one out.
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Jon Bronemann - author of "The Hitting Home" blog. Check it out and you will see what I see everyday and why hiring a quality contractor is so very, very important. Seeing is believing and it really does "Hit Home".