Garage doors are available in a variety of sizes and styles, but most homes today are built to accommodate doors of a standard size. Following are some answers to common questions about garage door sizes.
What’s the standard height for residential garage doors?
The standard height is 7 feet, although doors may range from 6’6” to 8 feet. Manufacturers usually charge an additional fee for doors taller than 8 feet.
What’s the standard door size for a single-car garage?
The most common width for a single-car garage door is 9 feet. Older homes may have 8-foot-wide garage doors, and some garages have 10-foot-wide doors.
What’s the standard door size for a two-car garage?
Two-car garage doors may be 12, 14, 16 or 18 feet wide, depending on the size of the garage. For example, 16-foot doors are best suited to garages of 18 feet wide to 24 feet wide.
Is there a single standard door size for three-car garages?
Three-car garages, depending on a home’s construction, may be configured in different ways. Many newer homes feature one single door of 8 or 9 feet wide, and one double door 16 feet wide. Some homes have three separate doors of 8 or 9 feet wide. A single door spanning the entire width of a three-car garage might be too heavy to operate safely, which is why three-car garages are generally constructed with more than one garage door frame.
What’s the standard size for carriage house-style doors?
Carriage house-style doors, which are side-by–side doors that swing open rather than roll upward, are usually sold as one set of two 8-foot wide doors.
When building a new home, how does one determine which garage door size is best?
When discussing construction plans for a new build, talk to your designer or architect about what vehicles you plan to keep in the garage, and how you plan to use the space. If you have a large SUV with a top-mount bicycle rack, you may want a door height greater than 7 feet, and if you’re planning to park two cars in the garage, a third garage door can provide easy access to other items, like bicycles or a riding lawnmower.