While some trends can be observed, there is no standard size for adoor — just as there is no standard size for a vehicle or a . The size and shape of your (and the vehicles you plan to store) make up one-half of the design equation.
The other determining factor is the style and opening mechanism of the door you choose. Here’s what you need to know before you buy new doors.
Single Garage Door Size
A single-carfits one vehicle and thus needs only one door. The most common for single-car doors are 8 ft wide by 7 ft tall or 9 ft wide by 7 ft tall.
It does not matter whether the standard garage dimensions here.is attached to another building or detached. See our article on
Single Rough Opening Size
‘Rough Opening’ is a construction phrase and refers to the area left open/built (e.g. for doors or windows) during the building process. When you pull into the , you pass through the rough opening.
The size of the rough opening corresponds to the size of the doorway. A standard single garage door rough opening is usually 8 ft wide by 7 ft tall or 9 ft wide by 7 ft tall.
Double Garage Door Dimensions
Double carare 16 ft wide and 7 or 8 ft high. If you have a two-car , you will need to decide between a double or two single separated by a column.
Custom Door Dimensions
Customare generally a little bigger than standard sizes, with a width of 9 ft and a of 8 ft. They are available in increments of one inch in both directions, all the way up to 10 ft wide or 26 ft high.
At this size, you’ll likely need a commercial-strength door opener. If it’s any larger, it’s considered a commercial.
Different styles ofhave different space requirements depending on the number of cars needing storage and other requirements. Remember that it has to be up and out of the way when it’s open.
The amount of storage required (and the location of that storage) depends on the door’s style and opening mechanism. You must take extra measurements if you have an oddly shaped or sized space and need a custom product.
The space between the top of the rough opening and the ceiling is called the ‘headroom.’ The space between each side of the rough opening and the closest wall is referred to as a ‘side-room.’
From the threshold of theto its back wall is known as the ‘backroom.’ Armed with these measurements, the size of your vehicle, and the and width of the existing rough opening, you will be ready to consult a professional about custom .
Door Measurements For A Truck
The size ofdoor you need for a corresponds not only to the size of the but also to any attachments or enhancements you make.
A smallneeds a backroom of at least 18 ft, while a larger could need 22 ft. If you have large mirrors or hunting lights, those also need to be considered.
RV Garage Measurements
Recreational vehicles are a big investment, and it’s important to protect them when you’re not on the road. An RVis specially sized to accommodate motor homes. Specially sized RV parking-sized are 16 ft wide and 8 ft high.
If you have concerns about your RV clearing this threshold, you can also consider a custom design.
Commercial Door Sizing
The standard commercial overheaddoor measures 32 ft, 2 inches wide by 24 ft, 1 inch high. Roll-up commercial are typically 30 ft, 4 inches wide by 28 ft, 4 inches high.
Golf Cart Door Sizing
Golf cartare most often one of four : 5 by 7 ft, 6 by 7 ft, 5 by 8 ft, and 6 by 8 ft.
Garages are smaller in places where golf carts are used instead of vehicles, such as some vacation and retirement communities. These pint-sized structures may also be used for small tractors or large lawnmowers.
Sizes For Roll Up Doors
Roll-upare frequently used in commercial settings, although they are used in residences as well. They could be as small as 4 feet by 7 feet or as big as 54 feet by 30 feet.
Roll-up, or ‘roller ,’ as they are sometimes called, are metal curtains that are rolled up vertically to expose their rough opening.
When not in use, it stays rolled around itself above the opening. Roll-upare a great solution when the of the ceiling is an issue — they don’t require as much headroom as, for instance, panel or sectional doors.
Roll-upare considered durable and highly secure and are available in single-thickness or double-thickness.
Door Thickness for Garage
A standard steeldoor is only about ⅛” thick. It will keep moisture and critters from getting in but won’t do anything to stop the cold winter air from turning your into a refrigerator.
You may consider insulated panels depending on the climate where you live and what you store inside.
The least expensive insulatedhave ¼” to ½” foam insulation stuck to the inside of the . More expensive models have thicker foam (1” to 1½”), sandwiched between two panels.
Finally, if you’re considering using your space as a practice space for your band, a well-insulated panel will dampen the sound enough to keep you on good terms with your neighbors.
If you want to construct your own plan, there are many garage design software programs that can help. With these, you can enter the square footage of the structure you want and add elements and finishes.