January 17, 2023

Do they make small garage doors for sheds and small garages?

As warmer weather rolls around, do you have projects in mind? Have you considered building a shed or a small garage to house seasonal equipment or extra storage from your house? You might upgrade your shed by with an overhead garage door? What if your shed is a smaller size? Can you order shed garage doors in the right size for your project?

These garage doors are in the Moderno 2 beads design, 6' x 7' and 10' x 8', Black, window layout: Right-side Harmony.

See how this shed's garage door design complements the garage door on the house? You can opt for garage doors for sheds or small garages in white or in color. Even better, you can choose to have your garage doors match! Shown here is the Moderno 2 beads design. The 6' x 7' door is shown on the shed and the 10' x 8' garage door is shown on the attached garage.

Your project might include building your own shed, or you may hire help. If you’re not sure where to start, House Digest has provided 15 tips to assist you.

Can you install a garage door on a shed? Do garage door sizes for sheds and small garages exist? You can, and they do!

Standard garage door sizes, are widely available, in a variety of colors and styles. These popular doors come in 6'6" and 7'0" sizes. You might be interested to know that other sizes are available!

Garaga offers garage doors for your home from sizes that are 4 to 20 feet wide (to the nearest inch), and from 6 to 12 feet high (in one- or three-inch increments). What does this mean for you? It means they can customize a door that fits your needs exactly.

If you need a small garage door for sheds or small garages that are 5’ wide, Garaga can customize that for you.

Even better? They don’t charge you extra to create the dimensions you need. You can get a 4 x 4 garage door for your child’s playhouse or a 7 x 5 garage door to store your four-wheeler. All Garaga garage doors are built for you, to your specifications.

This means you can install a small garage door the size and design you want on your shed.

Is an insulated garage door for your shed or small detached garage and option?

If you will be using your shed a lot, you might need to consider insulation. If you’re simply using it for storage, insulation might not matter. Consider how you will use your shed and then you will know what you need.

If you live in an area where the temperature drops quite a bit, you might not want your stored items harmed due to the weather fluctuations. Weather changes can also cause condensation in your shed, which can be an issue.

SFGATE, a well-known website, has provided 6 tips for preventing humidity problems in your shed. These tips include caulk options, using a dehumidifier, taking advantage of fresh air and more.

A heated vs unheated shed

When discussing insulation levels, it’s good to know the R-value of your garage door. The R-value is the resistance to heat flow. The number can vary and take into consideration whether you will heat your shed or not. The insulation amount in your garage door is dependent on the thickness and material used. It will differ depending on which garage door you choose. If the R-value is high, it means the insulation level is high as well.

  • If your shed will be heated, a value of at least R-12 for your garage door should meet your needs.
  • If you have an unheated shed, you may opt for a non-insulated garage door or a garage door insulated with polystyrene (Styrofoam) might meet your needs.

The Village Collection Overhead garage doors

The Village Collection garage doors are made in the USA. This collection includes polystyrene-insulated or non-insulated garage doors. The patterns, which appear to be embossed on the door add a charm that you can’t find on other garage doors. The Vintage Collection comes in two styles, the Traditional and Carriage House. Each style offers a variety of designs and colors.

This garage door is in the Village I-2 Layout design, Flat base, 5' x 6', White, Satin window.

This garage door size is very practical if you want to store your lawn equipment or your jet ski. Shown is the Village Collection I-2 design, Flat base, 5' x 6', White, Satin window. The Village Collection garage doors are perfect for detached garages and sheds.

The Vantage overhead garage door construction

If energy efficiency is important to you, Vantage garage doors are 2" thick. Their frame is built with polystyrene insulation or Styrofoam between two steel walls.

This garage door is in the Standard+ Shaker-Flat CC design, 7' x 7', Iron Ore Walnut, Orion 4 lite windows.

This garage door is built with a steel frame that blends well with surrounding nature. This shed can easily store all your lawn and garden needs. Here is there, 7' x 7', Iron Ore Walnut, Orion 4 lite windows.

The Acadia 138 garage door models

Our Acadia 138 garage doors are polyurethane-insulated with R-12 thermal resistance.

This garage door is in the Acadia 138 Classic CC design, 5' x 7', Ice White.

If you’re looking for excellent thermal benefits, look no further than these polyurethane-insulated garage doors. You can use your shed as a workout area, opening the small garage door to enjoy the breeze when the weather is nice. In cooler weather, you can close the door to keep in the heat. Here is the Acadia 138 in the Classic CC design, 5' x 7', Ice White.

Contact a garage door specialist if you have questions about insulation and R-levels of various garage doors.

How to heat a shed

Shed Windows and More, a family-owned and operated American outdoor building materials company, offers practical and cost-effective ways to heat a shed.

  • It’s important to choose a well insulated shed if you wish to enjoy the shed year-round as an office or work out space. Or if you simply want to keep the weather out.
  • You can install a timer to help you remember to turn off the heat. A thermostat can assist with saving energy.
  • Consider mobile heating options as well. You can easily bring a small heater to the shed when needed.
  • If you want something more permanent, you can add a stove to heat your shed.

A wood-burning stove that is warming a shed and adding a cozy ambiance.

A wood-burning stove in your shed not only keeps your shed nice and cozy, it makes the whole space feel welcoming. Image from Unsplash.

Two fantastic advantages to installing a sectional garage door on a shed

1. Maximized storage space

Your new shed can be the answer to your storage issues. You can store seasonal decorations, furniture you might not be using, off-season clothing and more. A sectional overhead garage door on your shed gives you more storage in an organized space.

2. Wider door opening

A small sectional overhead garage door provides a wider opening than a door with a limited door width. This means it’s easier to load things in and out of your shed. You will have space to move around and the extra wide door width is perfect for your needs.

Open your garage door easily using a garage door opener

If you plan to install a new garage door, why not add an electric garage door opener? What is the best model of garage door opener for a shed?

Browse the different features of this garage door opener model LiftMaster 8355W.

This is the trolley-type garage door opener. The LiftMaster 8355W model is makes little noise and is highly dependable. It includes myQ technology, allowing you to monitor your garage door remotely.

  • A trolley or overhead central garage door opener

    A trolley might be your best option since it’s built for low-headroom. This option works best for standard lift garage doors, just like garage doors for sheds.

    The electric garage door operator for this option is attached to the ceiling and centered with the door. The motor then lifts the door up and down.

  • A jackshaft or wall-mounted garage door opener

    You may opt for the jackshaft option instead. This option is good if you’re hoping to use the ceiling of your shed for storage. This opener is attached to the side of the door.

    Unlike a trolley, this can be used with any type of door lift, but is best with high-lift garage doors.

The type of garage opener you need is dependent on the size of your building. If you have questions about garage door openers and types of lift, please contact a professional. The team can discuss the various models with you, helping you make a choice that’s best for you.

Other LiftMaster accessories you might like

You might decide you want to open your garage door by yourself. In that case, you can add a pull chain or lift handles allowing you to open the door from either side.

Installing inside locks adds security to your shed to make sure no intruders can get in.

This garage door is in the Classic MIX design, 8' x 7', Charcoal.

The wide opening on this garage door makes storage simple, no matter what you’re storing. You won’t need to struggle to move things around in your shed thanks to the width of this opening! Here is the Classic MIX design, 8' x 7', Charcoal.

You can choose a garage door for your shed that complements your home

Since small garage doors come in all shapes and sizes, you can find one that matches the style and color of your home. You don’t have to opt for plain white garage doors, unless that’s the look you’re going for. Choosing the same design for your shed and house garage doors allows for a streamlined look on your property.

Customized options help your garage door and shed look more stylish. Your options are listed below.

  • Windows

    Windows let natural light into your shed, which is great when you are using it for an office or hang out space. You can choose from different types of glass including textured, glass with lines, or glass with a soft look. Decorative grid inserts are also available for your windows. Customizing your shed lets you put your stamp on it, making it stand out in the neighborhood.

    For extra privacy, our Sandblast glass shades the inside view of the shed from outsides while still letting the sun in. If you want privacy while working in your shed, or you store valuables in this space, you will want to consider the Sandblast option.

  • Decorative hardware

    You can make your shed standout with decorative hardware. The different styles can enhance your garage door design.

    You can install decorative hardware all by yourself. The option includes hinges and more.

These garage doors are in Eastman E-22 design, 6' x 7', Dark Sand doors and Desert Sand overlays, Arch Overlay with Panoramic 4 vertical lite windows.

Customizing your garage door shed to look like your garage door brings your whole property together? Decorative hardware enhances the shed's appearance, adding a welcoming and cohesive look. Here is the Eastman E-22 design, 6' x 7', Moka Brown door and Ice White overlays, 4 vertical lite Panoramic windows.

You can opt to match your small sectional garage door to your house or choose a different color or design. With so many options, you can create your shed exactly how you want it! Now that you know the options, it’s time to choose the overhead door you want for your shed!

You can customize your garage doors to fit even the smallest of sizes. Sizes like 4x6, 5x5 6x6, 6x7 and anything in between can be customized to fit your small garage or shed specifications.

Customized garage doors for houses and sheds

Do you already own a Garaga garage door? If so, we can match your garage door design and color and choose the same for your shed.

B & M Garage Door Inc has a wide selection of residential garage doors with more than 35 designs and 10 colours. If you’re looking for the garage door to set your house apart, we’ve organized our selection of garage door designs into the 3 most popular house styles:

If you need to compare your choices and see what they will look like, try our Design Centre. You can create your own garage door, experimenting with a variety of options. Once you find the one for you, you can request a free quote via email!

For more technical information, feel free to ask one of our garage door experts.

Regarding garage door sizes and garage door opener selection, contact B & M Garage Door Inc. We have the knowledge and expertise to provide you with the best advice that meets your needs.

Just dial 905-569-9133!

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