5 Simple Steps to Measuring Your Garage Door

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Garage doors are necessary for not only security but also improving the appeal of your home. If you are looking to place your house in the market, you will find that the condition of your garage door either adds or lowers the value of your property. You, therefore, need to make sure that it stays in excellent condition by servicing it or calling in professional maintenance once in a while. If the door is beyond repair, you may find yourself looking around for a new one. Well, how do you measure your garage door? Here’s a simple guide on how to get the correct measurements of your garage door for a perfect-fit replacement:

THE WIDTH

This should probably be the first and most important measurement to take when you are looking to replace your garage door. Any extra inch or one less means that the garage door won’t fit and you’ll either have to customize it or go back to the store for another one. This will waste valuable money and time.

Before ordering a replacement, get your tape measure and get the width of your garage door. You should also measure it from the inside to check for any irregularities. You can also check the width at different heights, primarily if your doorway is not shaped in a regular square or rectangle.

THE HEIGHT

The height of the garage door should be measured from the very bottom to the top furnishing. You may want to repeat the measurement at different sections, for instance, at the middle and the other end to check for any irregularities. These may also call for special adjustments or the making of a custom door.

 THE SIDE ROOM

This is the space just after the garage door to the wall. This is important not only for the right measurement but also to make sure that nothing gets in the way of installation, such as wires that could affect the width measurement.

THE HEADROOM

This refers to the space between the top of the garage door opening and the ceiling. It is very essential to know the dimensions for an easier installation process. The amount of headroom needed will depend on the type of garage door being installed, with some requiring way more than some.

THE CEILING

While it may not look significant, the ceiling could actually be a considerable hindrance to the entire installation process. You will need to know the distance between the door and the roof as well as that between the ceiling right above the entrance to the nearest wall. This should help you detect any irregularities or complicated patterns that may make installation harder.

After taking all these measurements, present them to your garage door dealer, and they will pick out one that should fit perfectly. If you are not sure that you can make the accurate measurements yourself, then ask the fitters to come and take them themselves. It’s, however, an easy task. Well, it’s easier than figuring out how to make a gas-lifted bed anyway!