Scottsdale carport to modern garage conversion

Conversion of a 2 car carport to a modern garage

This 1950’s ranch got a garage update with a Clopay Modern Steel Collection flush door with glass panes on the right side.

The siding is 7/8 corrugated metal panels in a galvalume finish that were installed vertically to create a contrasting garage on the corner of the house.

First phase of a long term design-build vision

This is the first phase of many planned remodeling projects for this mid-century Scottsdale home. In future there will be a master suite addition, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, and landscaping improvements.

The “Hy-View” neighborhood is conveniently located near Old Town Scottsdale, and is close to Phoenix & Tempe with views of Camelback Mountain. There are many homes that have been significantly improved in the area.

The goals of this Scottsdale ranch garage conversion included:

  • create a modern focal point on the corner of the home
  • gain valuable space for cars or storage
  • create a space for working on projects.
  • utilize a galvanized finish to contrast with rusted metal elements in the landscape

Project team details & links

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 curb. 

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 and causing mold.

Secure walls & garage door opening

The 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 long side wall is also secured with galvanized threaded rod as foundation anchors. 

This thing isn’t going anywhere!

Bonus Project: Rusted Steel Fence

This home also needed a new fence in the back yard with access to the alley. The original wood fence had rotted and collapsed.

We created a modern steel fence with a 15′ rolling gate, a swing gate, and rusty steel corrugated panels.

Click on the image to the right to view project!

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