Sectional doors allow you to make the use of the garage very convenient especially if you install automation. But comfort also depends on how correctly the size of the garage door was planned.
What width and height of the canvas can be produced at the factory?
What to consider when planning a garage space? Let’s find out.
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What Are the Dimensions of the Garage Door?
Manufacturers have a flexible approach to creating sectional structures for the garage and try to adapt to the requirements of a particular facility. For example, at the Belarusian plant of which our company is the official representative, it is possible to produce a canvas with a step of 5 mm.
But some manufacturers offer an assortment of only standard sizes of garage doors. Change occurs for an additional fee or consumers are completely deprived of the opportunity to make the dimensions of the product individual.
Garage door dimensions can be in 5mm increments
The minimum width of structures for garages is 1750mm and the height is 1700mm. The maximum dimensions are 6000 mm for width and 3250 mm for height. Larger designs are available in industrial series.
What to consider when planning the size of the garage door
If your garage or house is at the design stage then it is very easy to implement all the needs and requirements for a garage space. Another thing if the room is already ready. In this case, the ability to increase the size of the opening is limited by the space of the building by and large. It can only be reduced.
To make the size of the garage door optimal, you need to consider:
- The actual dimensions of the car.
- The number of cars.
- The need for internal space.
- The need for additional accessories in the canvas.
If the dimensions of your car are small then the optimal width of the opening will be 2500-3000 mm and the height is 2200-2500 mm. If you have an SUV or minivan. Then you need to increase the space for travel in accordance with the car model. It is also worth considering not only your current vehicle.
But also plans for buying a car in the future. After all, having bought a larger car changed the size. Garage opening especially if the facade of the building has already been completed. Ordering new gates will be quite expensive.
The dimensions of the car directly affect the size of the garage door.
In addition to the dimensions of the car, you need to consider their number. If your family has 2 or more cars the dimensions of the garage canvas should be appropriate. Sometimes it makes more sense to build separate openings for cars with individual sectional products and an automatic remote control system.
The height of the opening directly affects the need for the depth of the room so that the gate structure can fit. And although the mechanisms are mounted under the ceiling this may affect the need for more space in the garage.
For example for arranging shelves or working space. If the height of the room allows. It is possible to produce sectional doors with a high mounting type.
In this case, the horizontal guide products, are installed parallel to the ceiling. Will not be located above the opening itself. but much higher. Check here for more details about garage door repair near me at Precisegds.
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The need to have additional accessories in the canvas in the right amount also affects the width of the product. For example, the dimensions of a garage door affect the ability to install the gate in the canvas and the height of its threshold. Doors can be placed in the product with a minimum width of 2125 mm (on request – 1915 mm) and a height of 1960 mm. The threshold will be:
- Canvases with a width of 1915-4500 mm – 100 mm (low threshold – basic option)
- Structures with a width of 1915-5000 mm – 20 mm (flat threshold – optional)
- Products with a width of 4505-6000 mm – 145 mm (standard threshold)
Windows and ventilation grilles in the canvas are mounted at a certain interval and distance from the edges, therefore, in order to accommodate the required number of such additional elements, the width of the opening must be appropriate. You can learn more about the layout of additional accessories from our managers.
How Does Garage Door Size Affect Price?
The cost of structures for a garage depends on many parameters, but the dimensions of the opening are the most important. For greater convenience, manufacturers form price grids, where the horizontal with a certain step is the width, and the vertical is the height.
The size of the opening is not the only parameter that affects the price. The parameters of the jumper and side distance also determine the cost of the structure. The first indicates what type of suspension will be used, the second – is whether it is possible to mount the gate without using a built-in mounting kit.
If the jumper is up to 300 mm, standard CS-1 hangers are used with sectional products (included in the base price of the gate). For heights of 300-1500 mm, hangers CS-2-CS-5 are used, depending on the distance, and they increase the final cost of the order. An alternative mounting option is to use a standard mounting profile (perforated corner).
Sectional Design with Built-In Mounting Kit
If the side distances are less than 95-125 mm (depending on the mounting method), or if the jumper is less than 100 mm, you need to use a built-in mounting kit – an additional frame on which the structure is mounted.
The use of such a system reduces the light opening and the actual dimensions of the garage door, increasing the cost of the product.
What Is the Most Popular Garage Door Standard Size
The ability to make a sectional structure for a specific object gives more freedom in planning the premises. Therefore, there is no need to focus on the standard parameters of the canvas and adapt to the manufacturer when building a garage.
As we said above, the cost is calculated based on the price grid. For all types of sandwich panels, except for the panel, the initial width and height in it is 1750 mm. For structures with a “panel” texture type – 2110 and 1700 mm, respectively (for options with a gate, the grid may change).
Looking at the experience of our activities in the market and taking into account orders for garage doors. The standard dimensions are in the range of 2600-3000 mm in width and 2300-2700 mm in height. But in order to choose the best option for yourself. Be sure to consider your own needs and the availability of a specific car model.
How to Measure Garage Doors
The measurement procedure is quite simple. But with some features that must be taken into account. Here are a few tips on how to measure garage doors.
Make sure that there are no obstacles in the working area of \u200b\u200bthe structure: pipelines, ventilation ducts, jumpers, and so on.
Be sure to mark the zero mark of the floor – all measurements are taken from it.
It is necessary to measure from the inside of the opening since. It is from this part that the structure is mounted.
Take measurements of the width and height at three different points. At the beginning in the center and at the end of the opening. To order you need to take the largest values.
Measure the jumper and side distances – also in three places
Measure the height of the ceiling, as well as the depth of the garage in different parts of the room since both the ceiling and the floor, can be sloped.
A typical scheme for measuring garage doors
Our managers and technical specialists will help you determine the parameters of the working area.
We Measure Garage Doors For Free
If necessary all garage structures within Ivano-Frankivsk and the region are measured by our masters. So you will not worry about their correctness because we will be responsible for the correctness of the parameters.