How Important is Sheet Rock in a Garage?

Real Estate Agent with West + Main

I can not tell you the number of times a buyer has a home inspection and one of the items that come up are that there are voids in the sheet rock on the wall the separates the home from the garage, sometimes the wall has no sheet rock at all.  The door between the garage and the home can be a concern also, as a buyer’s agent or a seller’s agent this is one of the repairs I encourage to be completed.

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Comments (3)

Jim Hale
Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website

Welcome back.

Jun 24, 2010 06:34 AM
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

I'm trying to think if I've seen anything like this. I don't think I have in our area. Are the homes without the sheetrock in the garage being built that way because they were added after the home was built? Or are builders trying to save money at the home owners expense?

Jun 24, 2010 04:43 PM
Thesa Chambers
West + Main - Bend, OR
Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon

Jim - thanks


Lisa - when a home is built with an attached garage here often times they only have sheet rock on the wall that adjoins the house - but sometimes there are voids in the sheet rock created later from changing things like  the heating system or hot water heater which are often in the garage and that void is not repaired.... there are all kinds of things that cause these voids - one house I sold the dogs had been locked in the garage and they ate the sheetrock - crazy

Jun 26, 2010 08:40 AM