What is the standard garage door clearance?
Measure the headroom. This is the distance between the top of the door opening (or door jamb header) and the ceiling of the garage. Standard systems require 10 inches of headroom, while some require 12 inches, while garage door openers often require an additional three inches of clearance.
Where is overhead door model number?
Standing in your garage, facing the door (if it’s closed) look for the stickers on the interior surface of the door. A common placement for the sticker is in the lower left-hand or right-hand corner.
How much side should a garage door have?
On each side of the garage door a minimum of 4 inches of side room is required for residential 2″ vertical track. For commercial doors with standard lift 6 inches of space is required. Sideroom is measured from the door jamb to the nearest obstruction, usually being a wall.
How much space do you need on either side of a garage door?
For the door to be properly secured and for the track to have enough space to be installed, there needs to be at least 3 ¾ inches of room on either side. For double door garages, the middle post between openings needs to be at least 10 inches wide.
How wide is a 1 car garage door?
The standard garage door width and height can vary by where you live, but is usually: 8 feet wide by 7 feet tall, or 9 feet wide by 7 feet tall for a single car garage door. 16 feet by 7 feet for a double garage door.
What is the size of a 2 car garage door?
Two-car garage doors may be 12, 14, 16 or 18 feet wide, depending on the size of the garage. For example, 16-foot doors are best suited to garages of 18 feet wide to 24 feet wide.
How do I know what garage door I have?
A garage door has three dimensions: width, height, and thickness. Normally, you can find the model number on a label on the thickness part at one end of each section. At the factory or distribution center, when you stack doors they can easily be identified.
How can I tell how old my garage door is?
The best place to start is to attempt to locate some kind of sticker or installation stamp that includes the original installation date. You may also be able to determine this by checking to see if your opener has the reverse sensors at the bottom of the door rails.