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Standard Garage Door Sizes

Standard Garage Door Sizes

Standard garage door sizes

You’ll need accurate measurements to get a new garage door or replace your existing one. These measurements will be determined by the type of door you have, whether it’s single, double or triple capacity. If you have a customized garage door, the size will differ from the standard sizes that most garage doors come in. 

At Oregon City Garage Door, we want you to be sure of the measurements so you’re not left with unpleasant surprises when it’s time for garage door installation. Our team is happy to help with that, but in the meantime, learn more about standard and custom garage door size options that will suit your requirements. 

Standard Garage Door Sizes

Garage door sizes differ in various states and according to how many cars they can accommodate, but a few standard sizes are typically available. An important factor to consider is the space available in the garage that will accommodate movement around a vehicle and storage above and beside a vehicle. Consider these spaces, known as the headroom and side room, when measuring the entire garage door. 

The garage floor’s depth should be approximately 1 foot to ensure the garage’s full capacity is covered from the floor and both sides to the ceiling. A single garage door doesn’t necessarily mean it’s for a small car — a family-size SUV or small minivan can park in a single garage, but the height must meet the right requirements. 

Single Garage Doors

The most common standard single-car garage size is 8 x 7 feet. This could generally fit a sedan or hatchback, although it can sometimes be used for parking bigger vehicles. 

The measurement is taken by multiplying the width by the height in feet and inches. Here are a few of the standard single garage measurements using these metrics:

Some standard sizes measured in feet:

  • 8 x 7 
  • 9 x 7
  • 10 x 7
  • 12 x7
  • 15 x 7
  • 16 x 7
  • 20 x 7 

Double or Two-Door Garage Doors

Double garage doors are great for households with more than one vehicle in multiple sizes. Some families have a small-to-medium car they use daily and a larger truck for work, hobbies or recreational purposes. These garages are also great for securing motorbikes, quadbikes, mowers, golf carts and other off-road vehicles. 

This means more space is needed for parking, which is exactly what double garages are for. Using the same measurement metrics, double garage doors are commonly found in the following standard measurements:

Some standard sizes measured in feet: 

  • 12 x 7 or 8 
  • 14 x 7 or 8
  • 16 x 7 or 8
  • 18 x 7 or 8 

Triple Garage Doors

They may not be as conventional as single and double garages, but triple garages offer the ultimate in space and convenience. They are ideal for storing multiple vehicles and personal belongings and can have one single door alongside two double doors or three single doors. 

These doors can be separated by beams that designate each vehicle’s parking space or continue as one long door. Typically, triple garage doors can reach widths of up to 40 feet:

Some standard sizes measured in feet: 

  • 36 x 8
  • 38 x 8
  • 40 x 8

Choosing the Best Garage Door Size for Your Home

A new door gives you better customization options

The best and right garage door size for your home depends on whether you are installing a brand-new door or need a new one. For example, if you’ve recently built a garage, you would have had to include the door size to ensure it matches the right measurements for the structure you’ve built. You may also have different measurements if you already have a door and can then take the measurements from it to buy a new one in the same size. 

A new door gives you better customization options, especially if your entire garage is new. Ideally, having extra space when measuring allows you to store more than just your vehicle, and you can utilize the space to its full potential. 

Garage Door Height Options

Garage door heights vary. Most garage doors are 7 feet tall, but they could measure 8 feet, regardless of whether it’s a single, double or triple garage. For vehicles that hold roof racks or are generally taller, you may need to install a 10-foot-high garage door. 

Custom Garage Door Sizes

Anyone who owns an RV or vehicle that requires extra height and length will need a customized garage and door. For example, fitting an RV could mean your garage door will need to reach heights of about 12 feet without having issues entering and exiting the garage. Most attached garages don’t have the space and height requirements to accommodate an RV, so you may need to build a detached garage.

If your custom garage is bigger, consider the following measurements:

Possible measurements for single, smaller customized space: 

  • 10 x 8 feet

Possible measurements for double garage for taller vehicles: 

  • 20 x 10 or 12 feet

Other custom garage door sizes will vary in width and height depending on the type of vehicle you need the door for. Ultimately, it comes down to what you want and need. Measurements will be taken based on your existing door to ensure your custom garage door is installed to your exact specifications. 

Oregon City Garage Door Will Get It Right the First Time

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Regardless of the size of the door you install, our team will help you get the right measurements for your new investment. Use our Door Imagination System if you want an idea of the door style and size beforehand. 

Our friendly, efficient garage door installation technicians are eager to get you the door you need. We will come and size up your door so you don’t have to, leaving no room for error. Then, we will fit the door you’ve chosen so you know it’s done professionally for your peace of mind.

We are waiting to hear from you. Call us at 503-632-3070, or request a free estimate or a service today.

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