Purchasing a new garage door will breathe new life into your home design, as well as make it easier to get in and out of your garage. Before you decide on which door you want, you’ll need to take some measurements to determine the door’s dimensions. The right fit will make your door installation look professional and clean. If you’re not sure what you’re doing, you can call Garage Door Repair Company. We can come to your home and assess the type of door you need as well as take measurements so that your door fits correctly.
Five Steps for Measuring the Door
Step 1. Measure the width of the opening at the widest point. Include the distance between the right and left sides of the opening. Look for any flaws in the framework.
Step 2. Measure the height of the opening. This is the distance between the floor and the top of the finished opening. Look for any flaws in the floor.
Step 3. Measure the width of the areas beside the openings. Up to 3.75" is required on each side for installation of the vertical track. If this is a double car garage door installation, the center post should be a min. of 10" wide.
Step 4. Measure the area between the top of the door opening and the ceiling.
Step 5. Measure the distance from the opening to the rear of the garage or nearest obstruction.
Additional Measuring Tips:
● Be aware of what is on the walls. We made need to do some drilling.
● Check to see that nothing above or to the sides is obstructing the door.
● Which electrical outlet are you using? Do you need to install one?
● Ensure that the entry framework, as well as all the studs, use to support the door are in excellent shape.
● Make sure that the door does not keep you from getting to the attic.
Professional Garage Door Installation in St. Paul
If you live in the St. Paul area and need professional garage door installation, contact Garage Door Repair Company. We provide a wide range of services including new home garage door installation and garage door maintenance services. You can depend on us for affordable rates, fast, friendly, service, and work of the highest quality anywhere in the Twin Cities area. To schedule an installation or repair, call us at 612-886-9606, or you can message us on our contact page.