Close In Carport To Make Garage. Enclosing a Metal Carport into a Metal Garage Metal Shed Modification of a metal carport from Carport1 into a metal garage is incredibly simple. A standard garage door requires a rough opening 8 feet 1 inch high with a double-thick 2-by-8 or 2-by-12 header spanning the opening.
Took more than a year but I finally put this video together showing how I built my budget garage. A standard garage door requires a rough opening 8 feet 1 inch high with a double-thick 2-by-8 or 2-by-12 header spanning the opening. When you enclose a carport to form a garage you will need a sturdy beam or header across the drive-through opening.
One way of doing so is to use similar materials to build the garage so that it blends in with the home.
For a garage you will want to have wall studs no more than 2 feet from one another so you should measure off 2-foot wide intervals along the three sides of the carport that wont house the garage door. Openings for garages need headers to be installed and headers require some height. By Oliver GaywoodOct 01 20136 mins to read. Dec 29 2016 - Explore Pam McCuskers board Closing in carport ideas followed by 210 people on Pinterest.