How would i turn my garage into a room?
Question:i have to make it a cat room because my roomate is allergic. We also live in arizona so it gets super hot so the room has to be nice and cool. plz help!
Your best plan of action is to get a professional to give you a bid...You will have to have A/C ducted in and you will need to insulate the exterior walls to keep the cool air in...also the cieling needs to be insulated...Most garages are not insulated in the walls or the cieling..good luck
You are going to need a small window unit A/C. Period. It's just too hot for kitties to survive out there in the AZ heat. Make sure to weatherstrip the cracks around doors and windows - it'll save you a ton of $$ in power bills. Small A/C go for around $100. Make sure there aren't any nasty chemicals sweet kitties might get into. If you own the house, you could re-insulate the room and close in the garage door.
get a window a/c
A substantial but doable project. Fist step is going to your association if you have one and asking them. Second step is to ask your building inspection office what they think. If everything is green still, ask the inspection office what they would expect as far as a permit application is concerned. Most jurisdictions are happy with a hand drawn sketch and a few notes added. You will need somewhat of a design. It must state things like whether any plumbing, electrical work, and structural changes (probably not) will be made. How much insulation will be added, what walls and doors will be made of, doors with lights in them or sidelights must be energy efficient, low emissivity, and have tempered glass. You may need a smoke detector, and if so, it must be connected to the other smoke detectors in the house. Ask the building department if they have the flier on such projects to help you think through the design.
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