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SWMBO talked with the neighbor who is president of the HOA. He said the garage is approved, but he was confused about whether the garage would be all brick facade or only the front. I'm trying to cut costs by having Al siding on the two sides and back, but until I get a cost estimate, I don't know if I need to do that. SWMBO is insistent that it be all brick...stay tuned...

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BRICK! Where do you think you're living, Utah??? Save the money and go with the siding and use the savings on your lift and other "necessities"!!!!

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Do you have an exterior view of the house that I can view?

Also, I'd be interested to know the proximity and architectural relationship of the garage to the house....

And you thought you'd get out of this one easy....*G*

And, I trust you are talking about aluminum clapboard siding, yes? If so, what color(s) are available to paint?

Ah, life in a free country....hehehe

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WHAT???? Randy I'll have you know that in Utah the exterior of choice is either Vinyl Siding of unfinished wafer board!!! *G* Unless of course you are in one of those fancy schmancy upscale neighborhoods then it's stucco.



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When did SWMBO join the HOA *G*

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Having been a contractor before, here's a couple of tidbits of info:

If you're going to use any type of siding go with vinyl; aluminum dents and scratches very easily and starts to look like hell a lot quicker than vinyl (hard to believe but true). No one in their right mind uses aluminum siding anymore.

Also, it's not easy marrying brick and vinyl together for entire sides and making it look good (coherent) - a brick bottom with vinyl top all the way around looks good, but one wall brick and another wall vinyl doesn't turn out so hot. If the garage is attached to your house I wouldn't do this. If it's detached and you've only got to look at the front and one side, then you could get away with siding the other side and the back; of course, your neighbors might not think much of you LOL.

You won't save much by using siding. Mortar is cheap and by buying bricks by the pallet you usually end up with 10-15 cents in each brick at most (Home depot sells bricks about 23 cents each), with no other materials needed other than a few sticks of rebar. Siding itself isn't that expensive, but all the various & sundry pieces used to put it up and make it look good (end trim, edging, window wrap, light & outlet boxes, etc) are expensive.

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When looking for a new house, I checked all the restrictions. I found a nice, quiet, established neighborhood that would let me build a garage without it being attached or solid brick. All I have to worry about is a 5ft U & D ROW.

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Try looking here for what the house exterior looks like...we promised that the garage would have the look and feel of the main house.

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That's exactly what I did, but the folks who ran the HOA had different ideas about what the rules and covenants meant...i.e. forget the rules...we know better! Yeah, right.

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Having been in the construction trade for 30 plus years, if you go with the brick and good a good insulation you will be able to heat and cool with ease. I would also think about putting heat in the concrete floor, where I spend most of my time under my or my sons car.



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RJ - That's great news. It's about time that unsightly low spot in your back yard was covered with something beautiful and practical.

On your siding choices: If Deb says brick, then it's brick! End of discussion. *LOL*

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Midlife,

I'm putting finishing touches on a detached garage/workshop I had built because we've outgrown the two-car attached garages. Mine is substantially smaller than yours--a modest 16x22, because that's all I had room for in the space I wanted to put it. My garage appears to sit in the same relationship to the house as yours will, if I understand all your previous posts. Now for my $.02. Our house is brick/siding, but the siding predominates. SWMBO insisted that the garage look like the house and, to tell the truth, it looks "right" with siding. I your case, from the pix you posted of your house, your better half probably has a point about using brick, IMHO. Besides, if she's happy.... Hope to see you and a lot of the other VMF gang at Pensacola this weekend.

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Yeah, I'm going to side with the wife on this one...

If I'm not mistaken, the new garage/shop will be adjunct to the pad where the two vehicles are parked in the pix....and I'm guessing, even with a 6ft gate there, the building will be readily visible from the street...

Go with the brick dude....you won't be sorry in the long run...

Whoever designed that driveway oughta be shot...not nearly enough entrance radius to the garage....the main driveway should've been put another 10-12 ft out with a similar dimensioned radius....
I'm guessing the reason is inadequate distance to the property line?

Anyway, lovely home and ride!

You and John look way too content....*G*

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Yup, the current garage and driveway just won't allow two cars in the garage without a 3-point maneuver. One car is easy. To top it all off, the garage is narrow, and you can't have anything against the walls or front to get 2 cars in. Now where am I supposed to put the trash can, that can't be left outside???? Dumb.

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