I have an old freestanding 2-car garage on my property that needs a lot of work. There are some major rot issues where the sills were sitting in water for a long time. Which brings me to the issue: the studs are 2X4 and are 24" on center.
Since I need to replace a fair number of the studs anyway, I'm considering putting in 2X6s. My understanding is that 24" is standard for 2X6 home construction. It would allow for more insulation and I would like to put in some heat in this space later. This seems to be a lot more cost effective than replacing the entire structure since the existing hip-roof structure seems to be in good shape although the rafters meet up at the studs every 24". Of course, it would be a lot cheaper to just replace the rotted 2X4s.
Is this an issue or am I making a big deal out of nothing?