How to Measure for Custom Garage Doors
If you’re planning on adding custom garage doors to your home or project, the first thing you should consider is how to properly record measurements to ensure a picture-perfect installation. Timberlane provides quick and easy instructions to accurately measure a garage door opening to get you onto the next phase of your project.
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Step 1: Garage Door Opening Width
Begin by measuring the width of your garage door opening. This is the total distance between the inside edge of the right door trim to the inside edge of the left door trim.
Step 2: Garage Door Opening Height
Next, measure the height of your garage door opening. This is the total distance between the inside edge of the top door trim to the garage floor.
Step 3: Garage Door Sideroom
Next, you’ll need to measure the distance between the side door openings and the ends of the garage space. This is done by measuring from the inside edge of the right and left door trims to each sidewall.
Step 4: Garage Door Headroom
Continue by measuring the space between the top of the door opening to the ceiling or the lowest obstruction such as ceiling joists and beams.
Step 5: Garage Door Backroom
Finally, measure the distance from the door opening to the rear of the garage or nearest obstruction that would interfere with normal door operation.