How to Measure a Garage Door: Step-By-Step Procedures

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    How to Measure a Garage Door

    How to Measure a Garage Door: Step-By-Step Procedures

    How to Measure a Garage Door – Before you start looking for garage doors, you need to be sure of the garage door’s exact size.

    You are lucky that measuring a garage door now is a quick, easy process, and you can do it yourself most of all.

    Before you start measuring, you will first need some necessary materials; you will need a tape measure for correct and exact measurements, a ladder for you to access all areas, and a paper and a pen to write down the size.

    Now that you are prepared and ready to measure the garage door.

    Step 1: begin the activity by the door’s dimension, ensure to record the width and the widest pot of the garage door. You will measure it from the middle of the garage door. Use feet and inches to measure it. You will find it hard to calculate it yourself, so I advise you to seek help or better use a digital tape measure.

    Step 2: After you get the doors’ dimension, the next thing you will measure is the door’s length. Make sure you measured the height of the door from top to bottom correctly.

    Step 3: measure the area’s width next to the door openings and the end of the garage. You will need 9,525 cm for vertical track installation. For the double garage door, you need 25.4 cm.

    Step 4: You are about to get the full size of your garage door. Next, you will need a ladder. You will measure the garage door’s headroom. Take the measure of the distance of the ceiling and the door opening.

    Step 5: The next and final step is quite critical, as this is where the garage door can be drawn. You need to measure the distance of the garage door opening to the back of the garage. This part is the backroom part of the garage door.

    What items to observe during measuring?

    • For the use of the door opener, you need to specify the electrical outlet.
    • Write and note the lights and stairs.
    • Find the jambs and make sure they are in good condition.
    • Compare the previous door to the door that you choose. Does it make any difference?
    • Look for pipes, ductwork, and any equipment at the door’s height that may interfere with the operation.

    Twisting Roll-up Door Measuring Guide

    Step 1: Measure the distance between the right and left sides of the opening.

    This measurement is the width of the portal. Look for possible damaged or wrong conditions parts of the garage door.

    Step 2: Measure the distance between the floor and the height of the finished opening.

    Be sure to measure the highest point of the portal correctly. Find possible flaws in this part, such as uneven floors.

    Step 3: The headroom’s requirements can change the substance due to the door model and its size.

    So it is good to check the conditions of standard models. After this, measure the clearance between the height of the opening and ceiling.

    Step 4: for coiling up the door, the backroom clearance size is only the same as the size of the headroom clearance.

    So if you already measured the backroom, you do not have to measure the headroom or vice versa.

    What items to observe during measuring?

    • For the use of the door opener, you need to specify the electrical outlet.
    • Write and note the lights and stairs.
    • Find the jambs and make sure they are in good condition.
    • Compare the previous door to the door that you choose. Does it make any difference?
    • Look for pipes, ductwork, and any equipment at the door’s height that may interfere with the operation.

    Some of the above mentioned steps on measuring a garage door are quite risky.

    You will find doing it yourself a bit hard, so I advise you to seek professional help.

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    Have plans on getting a garage door enhancement? If you are currently residing at Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, or Woodbridge, we offer to provide you with affordable but high-quality garage door repairs and services. To know more about us, kindly contact us!

    Common garage door repair related FAQ

    How long does it take to replace a garage door?

    Roughly 3 to 4 hours, if done properly.

    How often should my a garage door be serviced?

    Your garage door is a large piece of moving equipment made up of many parts. Some families use their garage door more than their front door. We recommend having your garage door and operator serviced every year in order to ensure a properly working door and operator. The noises your door or operator makes are your initial “warning signs” that something is not quite right. The longer you put off the necessary service, the more damage may result.

    How long do garage door springs usually last?

    The most common torsion springs have an expected life of about 10,000 cycles (one opening and one closing is a cycle.)

    What is the life span of a garage door opener?

    The average life span of a door opener can vary from 10 to 20 years depending on the model and usage.

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