Tips For Building A Second Story Above The Garage

Ensure Your Garage Is Properly Insulated

One of the main concerns when adding a second story is making sure that it is properly insulated. You don’t want your new space to be too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter. While you may not think the temperature from the garage below will affect the space above, it can if there is not enough insulation. This is especially important if you’re planning on extending plumbing pipes or HVAC systems from the main house.

Noise Reduction

Another concern when adding a second story is noise reduction. You don’t want to hear every car that drives by or every sound coming from the below garage. Soundproofing materials can help to reduce the amount of noise that enters your new space. Upgrading to a soundproofing insulation can help take care of the noise, while providing a more climate-controlled garage addition.

Structural Support

When adding a second story, you need to make sure that the structure can support the weight of the new space. This means that you may need to add additional support beams or posts.

Hire A Professional Design-Build Contractor – Contact Our Team

Adding a second story to your home can be a big project. It’s important to hire a professional design-build contractor who has experience with this type of project. At FERRUZZO, we have years of experience designing and building second stories. We can help you plan and design your new space, and then build it to your specifications. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

Frequently Asked Questions

Adding a room above your garage has numerous advantages. Here are some of the most important considerations to make when deciding whether or not to construct a guest room:

Can I build on top of my attached garage?

Adding a second story on top of an attached garage is possible, but there are some things you need to consider first. The main concern is whether or not the garage is structurally sound enough to support the weight of a new floor and roof. You will need to speak with a structural engineer to determine if your garage can be safely modified.

How much does it cost to add on top of a garage?

The cost of adding a second story to your garage will vary depending on the size and complexity of the project. Contact us today to get a quote on your next project. 

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