Garage Makeover Adds Space and Addresses Water-Management Issues

Merit Award: Residential Exterior Over $200,000

The shallow overhangs on this 1,700-square-foot carriage house caused water to splash off the roof and onto the bottom of the structure, causing the siding to rot.

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Remodeler Halsey Platt and his crew extended the eaves on the carriage house to keep water away from the siding. They also protected the lower section of the building by using Azek ( trim, a 1-inch by 3-inch cap, and white aluminum flashing that goes over the cap and up the side of the building. The carriage house has new vertical cedar siding installed over Benjamin Obdyke’s ( Cedar Breather underlayment, which remodeler Halsey Platt describes as a “plastic Brillo Pad-like” material that allows the wood to breathe.

Instead of trying to match the existing roofing for the eaves extension, the client opted to replace the entire roof with GAF ( Timberline roofing shingles, which match the main house roof. To prevent ice dams from forming on the deep overhangs, Platt added a heated cable.

The floor of the garage has radiant heating in a new concrete slab that's colored with Scofield ( powder colorant. The walls are vertical cedar. The Platt team also custom-built new cabinets for the workshop.

New Marvin windows ( include rows of clerestory windows that bring natural light into the garage bays. The building also has a new cupola.

Architect Andrew Cohen extended the original single-story bump-out up to the roofline. Remodeler Halsey Platt’s crew added a full foundation under that section. They also transformed the rough storage loft into a finished office space.

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