What are standard overhead door sizes?
In general, standard sizes for door widths are 8′, 9′ 10′, 12′, 15′, 16′, 18′ and 20′. Some door series may have exceptions to this rule. Check with your Overhead Door Door distributor about the availability of specific sizes or custom width doors.
How much room do you need on either side of a garage door?
In most cases, you’ll need 3.5 – 4 inches of space on either side.
How tall is a 7 ft garage door?
Standard garage door sizes are 16′ wide by 7′ tall and 9′ wide by 7′ tall. As mentioned above, door sizes have been increasing to match the increase in vehicle size.
How tall is a 7 panel garage door?
Garage Door Height. Now let’s discuss the height. Common heights for residential garage doors are 7′ (84 inches) and 8′ (96 inches) tall. 7′ tall garage door doors are the most common in the Atlanta area market, but some of the higher-end homes have 8′ tall garage doors.
How much clearance do you need for a garage door?
Most standard garage doors with extension springs require a minimum of 10 inches of headroom. Doors that use torsion springs require at least 12 inches of headroom. The reason for the additional clearance for torsion spring doors is due to the brackets that hold each end of the torsion bar.
How much clearance do you need above 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.
What is the minimum height for a garage door?
Yes, just as long as the door sections are 21 inches (61 cm) high or less and the height of the door is at least 6′ 6” (1.98 m).
What size garage door opener do I need for a 8 foot door?
If you have a wooden or insulated double-car garage door up to 16 feet wide and 8 feet tall, you may want to move up to a 3/4-horsepower opener. For doors that are more than 16 feet wide or very heavy, an even large opener that’s 1 horsepower or higher can reduce strain on the motor.