Looking to expand your garage? If you need help in deciding the ideal door size for your new garage, read on. Mostly the new houses these days have large garages to accommodate new vehicles which are wider and have greater roof height. Here are a few tips that will help you understand you requirements better.
Standard Door Sizes Available in Markets
The standard door size available earlier measured about 8 feet in width and 7 feet in height. Usually the manufacturers offer door sizes in the range of about 8 feet to 20 feet in width. If you own a smaller vehicle, a standard door size measuring 8 feet in width and 7 feet in width would be enough. However, if you have a larger vehicle, you may require a larger door – something that measures about eight feet or nine feet in width and 7 feet in height. However, if you have an even larger vehicle such as a truck, you would want to increase the width so that parts of the vehicle such as side mirrors are not damaged. In this case, you will require a door width of about 10 feet and a door height of about eight feet.
How to Measure Door Size?
In case you are planning to install garage door on your own, measure the width and height of the existing door. If there is no door in your garage as of now, take into consideration factors such as the space required on the sides and the space to include the tracks of the door. Keeping these in mind, you can easily figure out the required size for your garage.
However, it is preferable to consult a professional garage door agency to help you out with the door size.
We at the St. Louis Garage Door Experts can provide you with expert advice on the kind of door you require. We also provide installation, garage door repair and maintenance services.
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