Scottsdale Carport to Modern Garage Conversion
2 Car Carport to Modern Garage Conversion
This modern garage conversion started as a typical 1950’s ranch home in Scottsdale, AZ with a 2 car carport.
The homeowners wanted an enclosed garage for parking, storage, and security. They also wanted to modernize the exterior of this largely original mid century home.
The goals of this Scottsdale garage conversion included:
- create a modern focal point on the corner of the home
- gain valuable space for cars and storage
- create a space for working on projects.
- contrast galvanized siding with clapboard siding.
In order to achieve a modern look, a Clopay “Modern Steel Collection” garage door was chosen with optional glass panes on one side.
To create a contrasting garage on the corner of the house, 7/8 corrugated metal panels with a galvalume finish were installed.
First phase of a long term design-build vision
This is the first of several remodeling projects planned for this mid-century home in the “Hy-View” neighborhood in South Scottsdale.
This house, with views of Camelback mountain, is conveniently located near Old Town Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Tempe.
Future plans include a master suite addition, kitchen & bathroom remodeling, as well as landscaping improvements.
Project Team: Details & Links
Carport to garage conversion
South Scottsdale, AZ
Design & Drawings
Project Construction LLC
Project Construction LLC
ROC 325178, 313357
Carport Conversion Cost in Phoenix & Scottsdale
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Modern Garage Conversion: Construction Details
The best way to enclose your carport
The best way to enclose your carport and convert it to a garage is to build the walls on a concrete stem wall or new footings.
This ensures that the wood studs and siding are raised above the ground, protecting them from moisture and preventing flooding of the garage.
Notice the silver flashing that was placed on the concrete stem wall before framing the wall. That is there to prevent water from “wicking” up through the concrete and into the wood, causing mold.
Secure walls & garage door opening
The City of Scottsdale allows you to convert your carport to a garage utilizing the existing slab, and building code requires that the front walls of the garage door opening be secured with “hold down” hardware, which is embedded through the stem wall into the concrete slab.
The garage walls are also secured with galvanized foundation anchors embedded into the original concrete slab.
This thing isn’t going anywhere!
New Garage Construction in Phoenix & Scottsdale
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