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Garage Interior | Steel Walls

Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog! Today I wanted to give you a rundown of the progress I've been making on my garage project. It's been quite the journey so far, but I'm excited to share where I'm at.

So, let's dive in. One of the main focuses recently has been getting the HVAC system sorted out. I've been working on boxing in the main HVAC runs, making sure everything is properly insulated and sealed. It's been a bit of a process, but I'm almost there. Once that's done, I'll be ready to start trimming out the walls and putting up the side steel, which is super exciting.

Steel siding in the garage

I've also been tackling the installation of doors and windows. Installing the doors was pretty straightforward, thanks to some previous experience. It's all about getting everything level and secure, and after a few times, you start to get the hang of it.

Now, onto the windows. I actually repurposed some windows originally meant for the inside of a house, and they've been working out great. I'll be wrapping them with aluminum for a nice finish once all the trim is in place.

One thing I've been asked about a lot is how I cut the steel for the project. I've been using a few different methods, including hand snips, a Malco Turbo Shear, and a Makita nibbler. Each has its pros and cons, but they've all been getting the job done.

mr post frame cutting the metal siding

Another question I've gotten is why I chose to use steel instead of drywall for the garage walls. Well, since this garage is going to double as a workspace for me, I wanted something durable and easy to clean. Plus, the bright white steel I'm using will help keep the space nice and bright.

As for the electrical work, I've been roughing that in as well. I'll be sharing more details on the lights I've installed soon, but just know they're American-made LEDs, and I'm really happy with how they're turning out.

Overall, things are coming together nicely. I've still got some work to do, but I'm excited to see the finished product. Thanks for following along on this journey, and stay tuned for more updates!

Paul and Emily

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