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How to Select the Right Door
The garage is an essential part of most new homes. Once, garages were hidden behind the home, but today they are often at the front of the house, making them an important focal point of your home. Here are some things to consider when selecting a garage door:
» How will your garage be weathered? Will the door be subjected to significant sun exposure? Will the door be pounded by wind and rain on stormy days?
» Does your driveway run down and into your garage?
» Do leaves, dirt and water collect at the bottom of the door?
All doors made from wood or steel should be about 2” larger than the door opening. This is relatively easy to achieve with a wooden door, as most are custom made. Steel doors, however, are manufactured in standard widths: 8’ – 9’ – 10’ – 12’ – 14’ – 16’ – 18’ – 20’. Most double garage doors are 16’ wide.
One final note: although most steel door manufacturers produce non-insulated doors up to 18’, it is our professional opinion that any door over 14’ in width should be an insulated door simply for the added strength and rigidity, especially if you plan on putting an automatic opener on it.