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Posted on: 23rd April 2019

A Guide to Garage Door Sizes

Garage Doors, Advice
Two Single Garage Doors by Garador

When you’re in the market for a new garage door, of course you want to shop around for the best quote. Garage door prices vary by size and manufacturer, so getting the measurements right will help you find the right price with no hidden surprises. 

The Simple Answer

The short and simple answer to a Guide to Garage Door Sizes is, there is no standard and it’s a potential minefield! The easy thing to do is give us a call and we’ll pop round to measure up properly. This is a free service we offer, with no obligation – so give us a call on 01603 787069! Our helpful, no pressure team will make sure that we’ve got the correct dimensions and can advise you on which type of garage door is best for the size, location and use of your garage. 

What are Standard Garage Door Sizes? 

Average garage door sizes have changed over the years to accommodate the growing size of average cars, which means that there isn’t one standard size for single or double garages. Single garage doors can vary between 7 and 10 foot wide, whilst double garages tend to vary between 12 and 16 foot wide. Most garage doors have an opening height of 7 feet, although this also varies. 

There isn’t a standard measurement that housebuilders or architects use for garages, and the measurements are often omitted from brochures and floorplans supplied by estate agents. So our advice is to take a tape measure with you to view a property, if you can show that your car wouldn’t fit in the garage you may be able to knock some money off the asking price – which you can then spend on a new space saving garage door! 

How Should I Measure My Garage? 

The two key measurements you need when looking for a garage door quote are the height and width. Always measure the width from brick to brick, without including frames in your measurement and the height from the floor to the bottom of the lintel. Measuring the maximum size of your garage door, inclusive of the size of any frame already in place, allows us to give you an accurate quote as nearly all garage doors will be installed with a new frame. 

For more help take a look at our measurement guide

What About Measuring Unusually Shaped Garage Doors? 

If your garage is built on a slope, has an arched opening or otherwise non “standard” aspect, measure from the widest and tallest point for a quick quote, or call our showroom to arrange for us to visit you and measure up properly. 

Now that you’re clued up, use our easy online form and get a quick quote or give us a call to arrange a free site visit, and we'll come and measure up. 

To see working examples of our garage doors, visit our showroom in Norwich where we have fully operational garage doors set up for you to test out. For more info or to book for one of our sales team to come and measure your garage, call 01603 787069 or email sales@autodoorsandgates.co.uk