If you’re looking to fit a new double garage door, you’ll need to know which size will work best for your property. There are multiple factors to take into consideration for the size of garage door that you need. A regular double garage door size in metres may be too big or too small, so it’s important that you get the garage door professionals out to look at your space before you decide!
What Size Is A Double Garage Door?
The standard size of a double garage door in South Africa is 4880m x 2130m, but they can be custom-made if the size of your garage opening is different.
How Heavy Is A Double Garage Door?
People will generally ask this question because they’re considering installing their own garage doors. We strongly advise against installing your own garage door in any instance – they are all heavy, and there are multiple components that are complex. One could even hurt themselves if they don’t know what they’re doing.
Choosing the Right Size Double Garage Door
There are a few factors to keep in mind when deciding on your garage door size.
Keep in mind what your space is going to be used for. There are different types of garage doors that will open in different ways and allow a certain amount of opening space. If you have high cars like 4x4s with roof racks, you’ll need a garage door that will allow enough space for your car to easily get in and out.
Number of Vehicles
If you’re planning to grow your family, or your vehicle fleet, you’ll want to look at getting a double garage door. This will help with movement in and out for each vehicle.
Many people are using their garages for storage space rather than for their vehicles, or even as an additional room in their homes. A single garage door may suit this setup better, so it’s something to speak to your professional about before installation.
Measuring a Garage Door
If you are looking at measuring your existing door to upgrade or to renovate, using a tape measure:
- Measurement should be done on the outside of the door, as the inside tracks will affect your measurements.
- Measure the width of your garage door, measuring one side of the door to the other; there shouldn’t be any discrepancy at different heights when measuring width.
- Measure the height by measuring from the floor to the top of the garage door. Look out for rubber or plastic strips that protect the floor; these should be taken into account as they affect the height measurement.
How Much Is A Double Garage Door?
Adams Doors will complete an obligation-free quote to determine your needs and provide you with pricing options to best suit your budget. Contact our expert team today for more information.