Measuring For Your New Garage Door

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Most new construction homes have standard size door openings for one- or two-car garages. However, if you need a nonstandard or custom residential garage door design, Ultimate Garage Door Services will need to know the measurements of your garage.

Measuring Your Garage Door

The information requested below is necessary to assure a proper selection of a new Raynor quality residential garage door.

Step 1: Door Opening Width
______ft. ______in.
Step 2: Door Opening Height
______ft. ______in.

Step 3: Headroom
______ft. ______in.

Note: Standard Lift doors require a minimum of 12″ of over door height. Not enough headroom? Don’t worry. Raynor’s Low Headroom Front Mount Springs package reduces the height requirement to 8-1/4″ of over door height, while Low Headroom Rear Mount Springs require as little as 4″ (plus 2″ with motor operator).

Step 4: Side Room
______ft. ______in.

Note: A minimum of 3″ side room is required with all models.

Step 5: Backroom
______ft. ______in.
Note: The minimum backroom requirements are as follows:
Standard Lift—door height + 26″
Low Headroom Front Mount Springs – door height + 20″
Low Headroom Rear Mount Springs – door height + 29″

Step 6: Obstructions
______Yes ______No

Note: Obstructions are defined as entry doors or other objects that will interfere with the garage door track or the operation of a garage door. The nearest obstruction may be something such as pipes, support beams, heating ducts, lighting, etc. Obstructions must be taken into consideration in the headroom, side room, and backroom measurements.

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