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  1. Janet
    September 5, 2012

    How did you attach the pergola to the roof? Did you have to remove shingles?

    • Jami
      September 5, 2012

      We used large “L” brackets (that’s how Brian explains them) that slid under the shingles without breaking the seal. We attached 5 across the 25-ft. span of our garage and then screwed the long 2×6 to it that became the back of our “box” that the rest of the wood was attached to. Hope that helps – I just watched, so I don’t know all of the technical details. :)

      • Janet
        September 5, 2012

        Thank you…that helps.. I think my husband can figure it out from that! this is something I have been wanting to do to the front of our house. Your photos have now inspired me!

  2. Christine
    June 22, 2013

    I realize your posts are older, but I just found you! I’m laughing at the steps you’re taking, because I’m so much on the same path, following you!

    I, too, created 2 rooms out of 1/2 of a 2-car garage. 1/2 of which was taken up by a horrible wood burning stove’s chimney set-up. The other 1/2 of this 1/2 was just an empty pass-thru to a laundry area behind the 2nd bay. If that makes any sense. Moved the kitchen over into the one area, expanded the living room into the chimney room (got rid of that stove!) and created a mudroom.

    Can’t wait to add my own pergola and get rid of my overgrown gravel drive that comes up to the house. Raised bed gardens will be my landscaping!

    Love your process!

    • Jami
      June 22, 2013

      I always hope people read the old posts, Christine – they’re still the story of what we did and I hope they encourage other’s to make changes if they’re unhappy with their house – so thanks for reading!

      Your addition sounds perfect – like something I would’ve done. :) And you will love the raised beds when you can get them – makes gardening that much easier!

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