Most new construction homes have standard size door openings for one to two car garages. However, if you need a nonstandard or custom design, or are purchasing a Carriage House style wood garage door, your authorized Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service Company will need to know the exact measurements of your garage entryway, before ordering a Raleighgarage door for your home.
The information listed below is necessary to ensure a proper selection of a new, quality garage door. If you have any questions while trying to follow these steps, please be sure to contact Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service for our help. We will come out and walk you through the process of measuring for new garage doors.
Step 1: Measure the Door Opening Width
Step 2: Measure the Door Opening Height
Step 3: Measure the Headroom
Standard Lift doors require a minimum of 12″ of over door height. Not enough headroom? Don’t worry. Contact Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service for information on what we can offer for these types of situations. We will do what we can to accommodate your situation.
Step 4: Measure the Side Room
A minimum of 3″ side room is required with all models.
Step 5: Measure the Backroom
The minimum backroom requirements are as follows:
- Standard Lift—door height + 26″
- Low Headroom Front Mount Springs—door height + 20″
- Low Headroom Rear Mount Springs—door height + 29″
Be sure to write down the minimum backroom measurements, as they are very important when considering getting a new garage door.
Step 6: Look for Obstructions
Is there anything in the way of your garage door entry? Obstructions are defined as entry doors or other objects that will interfere with the garage door track or the operation of a garage door. The nearest obstruction may be something such as pipes, support beams, heating ducts, lighting, etc. Obstructions must be taken into consideration in the headroom, side room, and backroom measurements.
When deciding to get new Raleigh garage doors for your existing garage space, it’s a good idea to have Hanson Overhead take measurements, as well, before the new garage doors are purchased and installed. For more information, feel free to contact us!
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