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The main wood beam above garage door and opener top mount directly above. How or do I need to cover this to pass inspection? It's the front wall and block below. Everything up to it is 5/8 drywall. Very narrow area and top mount opener makes it difficult

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    If you edit your post to include a picture, you'll probably get better responses.
    – Ecnerwal
    Jan 19, 2022 at 1:27
  • How fat of a beam are we talking about here? Jan 19, 2022 at 4:09
  • It's a 2x12 doubled over the garage door. So on outside wall. This home inspector had a 104 pg report.
    – Pete
    Jan 20, 2022 at 2:41

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If there is a living space above the beam, then you need to “protect” the beam and “wrapping”the beam with 5/8” gypsum board is one way of doing it.

If it’s the garage attic above the beam, then nothing is required.

See IRC R309.2

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  • Above garage door? Not really living space. I wrapped center beam. This inspector wants everything covered. I think I may end up buying the fireproof paint
    – Pete
    Jan 20, 2022 at 2:42

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