There is no one standard size for a garage door, and there are plenty of factors that can affect door sizes, such as whether the garage is built for an RV, a commercial door or a single or double garage. Similarly, there are several single garage door sizes. Here are a few tips to get you to grips with varying garage door sizes and how they’ll affect your decision to purchase a new garage door or repair your old one.

Single Garage Door Sizes 

This guide highlights all you need to know about single garage door sizes. We focus on single garage doors and typical sizes you can expect in the market.

Single Garage Sizes

Garage doors designed for single, regular-sized cars typically come in measurements of 8 x 7 feet, 9 x 7 feet and 10 x 7 feet all round and will provide adequate space and an opening for the vehicle to fit in the garage seamlessly. If you have a wider or taller car, these dimensions may be a bit of a tight squeeze and you may be better off going for either a bespoke door manufactured to meet your specifications or a double garage door.

It also helps to note that there are special RV garage doors with the increased door span of 16 x 8 feet. 

These are some of the common measurements but there are likely to be some discrepancies with some manufacturers so always spare some time to take precise measurements of your chosen door before making your purchase. Also be sure to check the alignment of all of the parts prior to installation. 

Measuring Your Door

If you’re looking to purchase a new garage door for your property, it helps to take some measurements of your garage before making a purchase to prevent any garage problems. This helps you to get a clear idea of what will work in the space you have. The type of door you choose will also have an impact on how to measure it up so that the door can be fitted.

Garage doors need space for the mechanisms to fit and work properly, so you may find that a certain garage door style with panels that may be more functional for your garage door size. When measuring your garage, record details of the structural opening, the headroom, the amount of room on either side of the garage door opening and the inside face. With such information, you can discuss your options in more detail with your chosen garage door supplier.

Bespoke Door Sizes

If you have a certain garage in mind, you may want to consider investing in a bespoke garage door that’s designed to your specifications. While bespoke doors come at a little extra cost, they provide the option to choose your own garage door size.

Bottom Line

If you’re replacing the garage door of an older home, the opening may be something other than standard. If your home was built recently, on the other hand, it’s likely that the builder opted for different sizes depending on the design, area or intent. Regardless of the size, you can always find a garage door size that’s perfect for your garage. Understanding a few single garage door sizes helps you make a better choice.

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