Why You Should Leave the Demolition of Your Old Garage to the Experts
When updating or remodeling your house, you may want to consider renovating your garage as well. If you have an older home, then it is likely that your garage may need some work, too. Perhaps you have looked into how much work it would take to upgrade your garage, and you may have made the decision to demolish the existing structure and build a new one. This is a major undertaking, so it is best to leave it to the professionals. Not only will it save you money in the long run, but it can also prevent injuries as well as a lot of time and headaches instead of you trying to do it yourself (DIY). Although DIY projects are popular this year because so many people are stuck at home due to COVID-19 restrictions, having a company like Blue Sky Builders assist you in tearing down your old garage and building a new custom garage is a wise investment!
Ensuring a Safe and Secure Garage Demolition
Even though you may think demolition is as simple as taking a sledgehammer to your old garage, there are many steps that must be taken prior to doing a “demo” and building a new structure of any kind. Unless you are a professional contractor, it can be downright dangerous for you to tear down your current garage structure. For example, attempting to dismantle a garage door can lead to serious injuries if a cable snaps and the door comes crashing down on your hand or foot.
A few of the main components that should be addressed by garage specialists when performing a garage demo include the following:
- Obtain any necessary permits from your local municipality
- Turn off water, gas, electricity, etc.
- Remove roofing shingles
- Remove the siding
- Take out any drywall
- Pull out any windows
- Remove the garage door
- Pull apart the framing
- Break up the concrete slab
The extent of the work needed depends on several factors of the garage, such as:
- Detached or attached
- Building material (brick, wood, siding, cinder blocks, etc.)
It is important to have the garage inspected in case it contains hazardous materials, such as asbestos or lead paint. In such cases, these substances will need to be removed by professionals before continuing with the demolition process.
Contact a Downers Grove Garage Builder
Although it might be tempting, do not attempt to demolish your old garage by yourself. Any demolition must be done by professionals to ensure it is performed safely. The skilled team at Blue Sky Builders have more than 40 years of experience demolishing old garages, and building and customizing new garages of all shapes and sizes. Our skilled DuPage County garage professionals will carefully remove your existing garage, concrete slab, and debris, and we will then build you the garage of your dreams. To start the process, call our office today at 630-852-8485 to arrange a free estimate.