Measuring your garage door for replacement or
1) The first step is to
measure the width of your existing door or one of the
panels. Then measure the total door height or the height
of one of the panels and count the number of panels.
Please keep the measurements in feet and inches. The
diagram to the right will help you with the measuring
Width: ________________ Height: _________________
The dimensions should be the same as the opening area of your
garage and will be used to determine the door size.
2) Now it is time to account for the side room necessary for
your tracks and springs. It is necessary to allow 3.75", which
is standard for the vertical track assembly. You will need 5.5"
if you’re going to us an extension spring.
Left Side: ___________________ Right Side:
3) Header Measurement is the next step. This is the area of
your garage opening that starts from the ceiling and extends to
the top of the doorway opening.
Existing Header: _____________________________
Please note the amount of room needed for the hardware. The
hardware consists of the torsion springs and rail assembly
necessary to lift your door. Please allow 10" for standard
hardware. If you have limited header height we have specialized
hardware for this application. The minimum for this hardware is
Please pay attention to the actual garage door height if it
extends above the door opening because the added distance needs
to be added to the header height.
Header Room Needed: ______________________________
4) Now comes the travel distance of the door. This travel
measurement starts at the garage opening and extends to the
opposite back wall.
Standard garage door sizes for residential include 8' wide, 9'
wide and 16' wide by 7' high. Garage Door Repair Sacramento can
custom make any size you need for an additional
We are now accepting orders for custom size wood doors made
right here in our Sacramento factory.
by John - 9/18/2013