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Ideal garage door size


If you are building a garage for your Huddersfield home, there are many things you need to take into consideration. One thing in particular you need to think about is the size of the build, particularly getting the dimensions of the garage door just right. While there is no official ‘correct’ size that your garage door should be, there are certain guidelines you should follow to ensure you have your ideal, practical garage.

The standard width for a single car garage door has been, for many years, 7 feet (2134mm) and 14 feet (4267mm) for a double garage. However with the development of the modern car this is fast becoming too small for cars to comfortably fit. The standard size is now 8 feet (2438mm) for a single, and 16 feet (4877mm) for a double. Height wise, the average size is about 7 feet but again with the rise in popularity of 4x4 vehicles more height is now required in a standard garage.

The ideal size can actually differ depending on the type of garage door you are installing, as all types have different requirements for the actual structural opening. If you are looking to maximise every inch of space then a roller or sectional garage door may be the right choice for you. When open they are neatly stored away within the garage, creating the clearest and largest opening. Plus sectional and roller garages are easy to install and can usually be made to size.  For up-and-over and side hinged garage doors however it can be more difficult to get a purpose built door made to size.

Here at Huddersfield Garage Doors, we know that every home’s personal specification is different. Why not talk to the team on 01484 829 612 to discuss your ideal garage door size along with installation advice with an expert. 

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