How To Properly Measure For A New Garage Door

How To Properly Measure For A New Garage Door

A garage door is more than just a barrier to the outside world; it’s a major part of your home’s facade. Measuring your garage door accurately is essential for a perfect fit and seamless installation. Let’s discuss a detailed guide about How To Properly Measure For A New Garage Door?

Steps to Measure Your Garage Door

  1. Width Measurement: Start by measuring the width of the door from one end to the other. Ensure you’re measuring from the widest points.
  2. Height Measurement: Measure from the garage floor to the top of the door opening.
  3. Side Room: Measure the width of the areas beside the openings. This ensures there’s enough room for the tracks.
  4. Headroom: Measure the distance from the top of the door opening to the ceiling. This space is required for the door to retract.
  5. Backroom: Measure the space from the door opening to the back wall of the garage. This helps determine the space needed for the door to fully retract and open.

Table: Garage Door Measurements Guide

Measurement Type Description Ideal Measurement
Width From left to right of the opening Varies based on design
Height From floor to top of the opening Varies based on design
Side Room Space on either side of the door At least 3.75 inches
Headroom Space above the door At least 12 inches
Backroom From opening to rear of the garage Door height + 18 inches

By following this guide, you’ll ensure a smooth installation process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What if my measurements aren’t accurate?

If you’re unsure about your measurements, it’s best to consult with a professional. Incorrect measurements can lead to significant installation problems and additional costs.

Can I customize my garage door size?

Absolutely! While there are standard sizes, you can choose a garage door tailored to your specifications.

What material is best for garage doors?

The ideal material depends on your preference, location, and budget. Each has its pros and cons, whether it’s durability, aesthetic, or maintenance.

How often should I replace my garage door?

With regular maintenance, a quality garage door can last 15-30 years. Factors such as usage, weather, and accidental damage can affect its lifespan.


Measuring for a new garage door isn’t just about dimensions; it’s about ensuring a seamless fusion of style and functionality. With the right measurements in hand, you can enjoy a smooth installation and a beautiful new addition to your home. For any questions, concerns, or to set an appointment, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team is dedicated to making your garage door dreams a reality.

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David Martin

David Martin

Servicing garage doors for over a decade has thought me a thing or two about garage doors. In this blog I will try to share with you all I've learned over the years. I hope you find these tips helpful for a DIY fix before paying for a technician. If you still need help, don't hesitate to give us a call.

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