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When it comes to garage doors, you might be surprised to know there's no such thing as one-size-fits-all. And whilst there is a range of 'standard' garage door sizes available, you should know the exact dimensions of your garage door opening, to make a selection from our bespoke range of made to measure products.
These dimensions are the 'typical' garage door measurements, that are commonly used by developers and independent builders alike.
When considering a new door, we encourage you to think beyond the aesthetics, taking into account your daily lifestyle and intended use of the garage, which will play a huge role in determining which door mechanisms, openings and security features are best suited to your home or business.
This guide will provide you with all the information you need to know before ordering either a single garage door or a double garage door.
For a regular residential house, the 'typical' garage door measurements are 7 x 6 feet 6 inches or 7 x 7 feet, these are commonly used by developers and independent builders alike. Unfortunately, however, average-sized modern cars do struggle to fit through openings of this size, particularly when it comes to opening doors. At Select Garage Doors, we have previously covered the issue of small garage doors being used for newly built properties which you can read about here.
Of course, if you're considering a larger garage and would like a larger garage door to accompany it, we can certainly manufacture a door to fit your new opening. Do be aware though, that if you're redeveloping an existing garage, larger garage doors will not fit correctly without accurate structural work taking place.
The standardised measurements for double garage doors are 14 x 7 feet or 16 x 7 feet, which allow enough width to fit two vehicles in, side-by-side. If you're designing a garage from scratch, do bear in mind that you'll need enough space around the cars to store them safely, and extend the doors open without hitting surrounding objects.
In most cases, yes - of course, you can. You will need to consider altering the garage opening structurally, so do be sure to call in a builder to discuss the possibilities available to you, and the costs the changes will incur.
A simpler solution may be to consider a fully bespoke door.
One option is to fit the frame behind the brickwork, to increase the drive-through clearance further.
When it comes to measuring your garage, you need to properly determine all the dimensions including the width and height, internal headroom and internal reveals. Only a qualified, experienced fitter can do this correctly, so we strongly advise you to lean on their expertise, as they will also provide sound advice on the options available to you. Moreover, different garage doors require different specifications, so all these things need to be considered before placing an order.
Whether you want a side-hinged garage door or and up and over garage door Select Garage Doors can help to make your garage more accessible and provide you with all the time and assistance you need when it comes to choosing a garage door that best suits your needs.