When it comes to garage doors, size matters. The size of your garage door will depend largely on the size of your garage. For example, if you have a 2-car garage, then you will need to purchase a 2-car garage door. However, if you need something smaller or bigger, you may need a non-standard door. Let’s take a look at some standard garage door sizes and how to tell which one you need.
Standard Garage Door Sizes
There are a few standard sizes when it comes to garage doors. The most common size is 8 feet wide by 7 feet tall or 9 feet wide by 7 feet tall for a single-car garage door.
A two-car garage door is typically 16 feet wide by 7 feet tall.
What if you have a three, four, or more car garage? While you can find doors in larger sizes, most people tend to install a combination of single and/or double doors to meet their needs. This makes maintenance easier, less expensive and less frequent.
How To Determine Your Garage Door Size
Knowing your garage door size is crucial to maximizing your available space. If you’re not sure what size your current garage door is, here are a few ways to figure it out.
- Measure the height and width of your garage door opening to determine the rough dimensions of the door. This will help you find similar doors at home improvement stores.
- Compare the height and width of your garage door opener to those in this article to determine which size you need.
- If you have an old or broken door, measure its dimensions and compare them to these sizes. You may be able to find a new one that’s similar in size and style for a comparable price.
Changing or Replacing Your Garage Door
If you’re not sure what size garage door you need, then you can always contact Raynor Door Company for help. They will be able to assess your garage size and recommend a new door that will fit. Keep in mind that installing a new door is a DIY project for those with experience. While some doors are easier to install yourself, some will require the help of a professional.
It’s also a good idea to have it looked at by a pro so you can be sure that you’re changing or replacing the right thing. If your door is not opening, for example, your remote, the infrared eye kit, circuit board, or keypad may be the problem rather than the door itself.
What Other Options Are There?
There are several options other than a standard roll-up garage door. Barn doors, carriage doors, sliding doors, and tilt-up doors are all options. You can also purchase doors made of faux wood, fiberglass, sheet metal, or screen material that rolls up.
However, with each of these options comes advantages and disadvantages. For example, tilt-up doors often need to be replaced multiple times as the strain on the motor of lifting one heavy door at once is much harder than lifting one section of a door at a time. Screens that roll up may look pretty and offer the convenience of keeping out bugs while letting in the fresh air don’t offer much, if anything, in the way of security (unless you choose to install them along with a standard door).
If you’re considering a non-standard door, it’s a good idea to talk to a professional first. Find out the pros and cons of the door you’re considering and make sure it will still work with your needs.
When you are in the market for a garage door, there are many sizes and shapes to choose from. Finding the right size garage door is a difficult task. Take your time and make sure you know what size you need before making a purchase.