How do I know how high my garage door is lifted?

Can a garage door track be raised?

The tracks of a high-lift garage door, however, first extend up vertically past the door opening to provide more space. Then, they curve back into the garage. Because of this process, they can only be installed in garages that will allow an additional foot of clearance between the tracks and the garage ceiling.

How close can a garage door be to the ceiling?

Headroom clearance is the distance between the top of the door opening and the ceiling. When a garage door opens, it rolls back on horizontal tracks. The top of the door requires some room to make that turn. Most standard garage doors with extension springs require a minimum of 10 inches of headroom.

How much clearance do I need for a garage door?

You need at least 2 inches of clearance above the garage door where it comes closest to the ceiling during travel – meaning the up & down movement. You also need at least 10 feet back from the front wall (the inside of the door opening) where a support station for the opener will be placed.

How much clearance do you need to install a garage door opener?

For a standard garage door with an electric opener, you’ll want a minimum of 15 inches of overhead clearance. 12 inches for the door and torsion spring system and three inches for the garage door opener equipment.

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How much clearance is needed for a roll up garage door?

Rollup doors typically need 5 inches to 11 inches of sideways clearance.

What is high lift track?

Simply put, high lift is the difference between the height of the door and the bottom of the horizontal tracks. My “Rule of Thumb” for maximum high lift (up to 64” using 2” track) is Headroom minus 10”. Let’s look at an example: The door you will be installing is 8′ high (96″) The total front wall height is 12′ (144″)