I'm considering rasing a garage doorway, and need to cut the wooden
panelling outside just above the doorway. That much I could do myself,
but I wonder about the white coated aluminum sheet (sorry I forgot what
its called) that finishes the sides and top. Do I call someone for
this, are machines used to fold the edges, or what?
See Calhoun's reply. I would add that you probably can take a salvaged
piece to a siding supplier and they would probably make a piece for
you. Probably cheaper and better than renting and DIY.
Ok thanks for the tips. There is a steel beam over the door, but under
that there is just thin panelling and sheet rock, and I think I can
bring that up the required few inches.
I know what a brake is, but how do I bend an edge if its like 8 feet
long? Do they have 8 foot long brakes?
I should mention that our local welding shop has a brake. I have had
them custom bend steel pieces for around barn doors and the like.
They charge around $50 an hour, but the time to bend a piece is like 2
to 3 minutes, so it was like $3 or $4 for the work. Sure beats doing
it by hand, and is a much better job.
Machine is called a brake, it can be rented at tool rental places.
Aluminum sheet is called coil stock. It is sold in various widths (24" most
common) and colors and comes in 50' long rolls. Siding suppliers have the
best selection of colors but any big box will have white.
You have determined that the wood above the door you are going to cut is not
the header that holds up the garage?
They sell the pre-made strips at Menards. Of course they are generic
sizes. Just get one bigger and cut it down if they dont have an exact
fit. I cut that stuff lenghtwise with a utility knife. It cuts
easily if blade is sharp.
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