Having a brand-new garage door can increase the value or curb appeal of your home. Before you start contacting or looking for potential contractors to help with the garage door installation or replacement, you have to first determine the size that is suitable to your residence. Here’s a guide on the various standard garage door sizes and how you can measure them.
Standard Garage Door Thickness
The thickness of your garage door varies with the level of insulation. If you don’t plan on having your doors insulated, you can do without them as well. Well-insulated doors consist of two panels, with foam sandwiched in the center that measure between 1 and 1 1/2 inches. Normal insulated doors have 1/4 to 1/2 inches of foam insulation while steel garage doors will have panels as thick as 1/8 inches.
Single Garage Doors
Depending on your community or home, single garage doors can be reasonably large enough for tractors or small enough for golf carts.
For the majority of homes, a typical single-car garage will have doors that range 7 to 8 feet high and 8 to 9 feet wide. Often, new construction nowadays increasingly offers 9 x 7 doors.
Double Garage Doors
Many homeowners own two cars and will require a sufficiently large garage space. The double garage door will usually have a standard size ranging from 7 to 8 feet high and 16 feet wide. Many 16 x 7 garage doors are specially designed with the combination of a single 8-foot-high garage door bay. These door bays are divided by a column or a central post. While many contractors or home builders don’t see door bays as a structural necessity, it’s often an exceptional style choice preferred by some homeowners.
Custom Garage Doors
Custom garage doors can go up to as high as 10 feet or higher. Their higher height allows the accommodation of larger vehicles like recreational vehicles, jeeps, trucks or any vehicles that have tall roof racks. Custom garage doors also means that there’s a level of customization which can be made to fit unusual dimensions.
Why Choose Garage Doors from New England Overhead Door
With more than 60 years of experience installing garage doors for satisfied customers, New England Overhead Door has some of the most experienced and highly-trained professionals that can help you with any of your garage door needs. If you’re looking for a new garage door for your property, do consider us at New England Overhead Door! We offer a wide range of excellent garage doors at highly affordable prices. We also have smart electric garage door openers to cater to our tech-savvy customers who wish to integrate the smart home system into their garage.
Apart from installation and repair services for your garage doors, we also offer preventive maintenance to ensure that they are functional and working well; you’ll never have to worry about having problems with your garage doors!
If you have any additional questions about our garage doors or services, feel free to contact us today.