How to Pick the Right Garage Door Size

A new garage door should be part of your garage improvement. In the absence of deeper knowledge of the subject, any garage door might seem to be enough. But actually, garage door sizes vary from one manufacturer to another.

It may surprise you to learn that garage doors don’t have a standard size.

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You did hear that correctly. Garage doors aren’t standardized. Since there is no standard garage door size, there is no standard garage door you can pick up at a store.

The typical garage door is not described in the same way by most people. Do the windows measure eight by seven feet, and are there three of them? Is the door black or white? You might like this garage door’s color and size, but that doesn’t go for everyone. Someone else might visualize a grey-colored door with a 10-foot width and 8-foot height. The point is, there are many options for garage doors currently on the market. All different styles, colors, and sizes are available.

There is a lot to learn about garage doors. If we could have one door type, one size, and one color, would that make things easier? In truth, that’s not possible.

Each style and color is available in a variety of options, making customization possible. Additionally, sizes can be customized. A selection of options is available. With our help, choosing the right garage door for your needs is straightforward.

Because certain sizes are commonly returned, we refer to them as “standard sizes.”

Typical garage door sizes are often 8’, 9’, 10’, 12’, 14’, and 16’width. While most also tend to be 7’and 8’in height.

If you are thinking about buying a garage door, you can start by considering the sizes listed below.

Picture of gorgeous double garage door. This is a Moderno Multi garage door design, 16' x 7', in Black color, with Azur windows.

Interested in this stunning double garage door? This design is the Moderno Multi, 16’ x 7’, Black, Azur windows.

How to choose the right garage door before you buy it

What are the factors that influence your decision to purchase a particular door? What factors determine the cost of the door? Is the garage built from the ground up, or is it calculated based on an existing garage?

Our tools can help you determine what type of garage door you should look into if you already have a door in your garage and what it will cost to replace it. You will need to determine the size of the garage and the space available in your garage to install the tracks to lift the door. Depending on the space provided in your garage for installing the tracks to lift your garage door, there are different types of lifts.

If you’re building a new garage, it is important to know what you intend to use your garage for prior to considering a new garage door. Once you’ve determined the door size, you’ll be able to make a better choice.

What is the significance of this? Well, the width of your garage door depends on what you intend to use it for.

What Type of Vehicles Will Park in Your Garage? How Many Do You Have?

By determining the purpose of the garage, one can determine the size of a garage door. Do you intend to park your car there exclusively? Will there be a second vehicle there? What about motorcycles? Do you have a camper van or recreational vehicle?

A garage door can be from 7 to 10 feet wide if it is being used to store only one car. For the average driver, parking and opening a car door from a distance of 9 feet is more convenient than from a distance of 7 feet.

Typically, an 11’door is adequate for larger pickup trucks and other vehicles. The height of a door can be up to 20 feet, with a minimum height of four feet.

A tool to help you choose the best garage door size depending on the size of the vehicles you own.

A garage door’s size is typically determined by how big the garage is. In the same garage as well as in two garages of varying sizes, a garage door can be the same or different in size. This is a matter of personal preference.

If you have a single garage door, you’ll be looking at a width between 7 and 12’, but a double garage door will vary in width from 14 to 20’.

When you have a 16’wide garage door that can accommodate two vehicles, you can easily park two cars at the same time. Those two cars could theoretically fit within a 14’door, but there will be little room, and they would be pushed together. The way you park your cars may require you to park them at an angle so that both vehicles can enter.

Are you worried about your teenager being newly licensed? Let’s face it, teenagers and garage doors don’t mix. The frame might get scraped. The 20-foot doors at our facility eliminate this concern.

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Rather than having one 9’wide door that’ll be able to accommodate two vehicles, you’ll find that you need multiple doors. Is one 16’double door or two 8’single doors what you are looking for?

Each has different advantages and disadvantages. Let’s say that for some reason, you are unable to open your garage door, which would prevent you from getting out. A 16’double door will make it difficult for you to get out, causing you to miss your morning commute or make you late for picking the kids up from school. With two doors, it’s still possible to leave the garage through the other door when one of the other doors gets jammed.

It is about the same price to buy two single doors as it is to buy two double doors. Adding a door opener to your front door can enhance its security. It will be necessary to purchase two openers for a garage with two doors.

A picture of a small garage door for a shed. This garage door is a Grooved Design, 6' x 7', Ice White color, with Clear windows.

Isn’t this shed garage door cute? This design is called the Grooved, 6’ x 7’, Ice White, Clear windows.

If you are constructing a garden shed, smaller doors are available. If you’re using the shed for storing a small lawn tractor, you may need a door that is 4, 5, or 6 feet wide.

A garage door opener can make all the difference

Unbalanced garage door systems make it difficult to lift heavy and large garage doors. You want an electric door opener that makes your life easier. Would you like a specialist to maintain your door and install it?

Choose from a wide range of garage door openers from LiftMaster. Consider the LiftMaster 87504-267.

With its wireless internet connectivity, this model allows remote monitoring and control. Additionally, it makes it easy to prevent burglaries. If it detects that the door has been forced open, the opener will push the door in the opposite direction.

Find out what LiftMaster has to offer! Check out all the garage door openers available

Don’t Forget About Your Garage Door Design

Doors are always cut to fit as close as possible to the available space. A properly installed door will be ensured when you install the weatherstripping.

Furthermore, custom sizes are not an additional charge since we can create doors according to your specifications.

You may not get the size you want if the door’s design doesn’t match your request. Even if the same pattern is applied to two different-sized doors, the pattern will be placed differently from one side to the other. Too much space or a pattern too close to the edge can ruin the appearance of the door.

You can test your selected design on the door by using our Design Centre! There is no charge for using this service.

Garage Door Style Is Important, Too!

Having a functional door is not the only thing that counts. You need to make sure it looks good and fits with the aesthetic of your home, too. Did you know that garage doors make up thirty percent of the front facade of your home? They should look impressive!

We offer a wide range of designs for you to choose from. To help you choose the right model, we’ve divided them into 3 categories: Traditional, Modern, and Carriage House. Each category has several designs to choose from, all of which can be customized.

Several styles of doors are available for modern homes! It’s time to discuss with one of our experts at B & M Garage Door Inc to help you decide. Are you sure of what you want? Contact us today for a free quotation!

Call us!

Mississauga: 905-569-9133

Georgetown: 905-873-4848

We can offer you the latest garage door models in all sizes.

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