28 Point Process to Perfection
28 Point Garage Construction Process
Absolute Garage Builders takes a serious set of steps to build your garage. We use top of the line, grade A materials and a certified crew, but most importantly it is our method of completion. Our process has proven successful for hundreds of customers. The 28 point construction process ensures we do not miss a nail needed or a detail uncovered. If there is an oversight or a mistake we are the first to jump on it and get it right.
Step by Step – Fast & Professional
Absolute Garage Builders is a licensed building contractor based in Chicago, Illinois. Our crews (tradesmen who perform demolition of old garages, pour concrete, build new garages and clear debris, and make all the electrical connections) take special pride in our construction. Each garage we build is customized to fit our clients’ specific needs. We respect your property and personal tastes.
Most of our projects begin with the tear-down of an existing garage, tear-out of the old concrete slab, and pouring a new concrete slab. We use 4000 psi of concrete, reinforced with wire mesh and a crushed stone base.
Our basic garage utilizes our 28 point garage plan, and is designed with a Keystone style footing with double 5/8 rebar steel reinforcement poured with the 4-5″ concrete slab. A moisture-resistant bottom plate of 2″x 4″ green treated wood (to resist moisture between the concrete and construction lumber) is then fastened to the concrete slab with anchor bolts.
Our rafters are then constructed with 2×4 16 OC stud grade lumber 16″ on center. A 1/2″ wood-based sheathing board is used to construct the walls which are then fastened to the studs for the side walls. We use galvanized (rust resistant), ring shank (keeps nails from loosing there grip over time) nails in our construction.
Our trusses, which provide the support for the roof, are engineered to the specifications of your project. We set these and then nail sheathing to complete the roof and gable ends.
Roofing and siding your garage are the next steps. We’ll match your home’s shingle color as close as possible or to your choice. While most customers choose vinyl siding others are available: composite sidings, LP® SmartSide® wood siding, cement siding, stucco, etc. are also available.
Standard two car openings are 7′ high by 16′ wide. We use two 2×12 headers with flitch plate or laminated beams to ensure that your garage door opening does not sag over the years and cause problems with your opening. We can custom fit any size door to your specifications should you have the need.
Our garage doors can be customized to include windows, locks, and an array of colors. Ask us about our exclusive warranties. Call 773-583-8800 for details or email us. Door openers will be installed at the time of garage door installations if needed.
Electrical work is the final step and requires a separate permit that we obtain for you.
We do not build garage kits! All of our lumber is hand picked with respect to straightness and environmentally friendly products from environmentally responsible companies.