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Garage Door Dimensions Guide

Garage doors come in all styles, colours and sizes. At Horizons, we help you find the perfect garage door for your needs. Our garage door dimensions guide is a must-read for anyone looking to purchase a brand new garage door. We discuss average garage door sizes in the UK, the functionality and practicality of different sizes, along with how to measure a garage door to ensure a perfect fit. 

Find the garage door that’s right for you. Read on to discover everything you need to know about garage door sizes.

What is the standard garage door size in the UK?

There is no single standard garage door size in the UK. There are a range of factors that can contribute to the size of a garage door. For example:

  1. Do you need a single garage door or a double garage door?

  2. What style of garage door do you need?

  3. Do you need a domestic garage door or a commercial garage door?

  4. How about an RV garage door?

The answer to all of these questions will play a role in the garage door size you need. 

For this reason it is advised to consult a garage door expert. They can listen to all your requirements and recommend a suitable garage door size.

Single garage door dimensions

Single Garage Door Dimensions - Horizons Garage Doors

However, there are some garage door sizes more common than others. The most common single garage door sizes you’ll find at retailers include (opening width x opening height):

  1. 7′ x 6’6”

  2. 7′ x 7′

  3. 7’6” x 7′

7ft is the traditional opening height, but more or less headspace may be required depending on your garage door style. Opening width may depend on the size of the vehicle you wish to get into your garage.

A garage door of seven or eight feet in height is suitable for:

  1. A car

  2. A van

  3. An SUV

  4. A small truck

Double garage door dimensions

Double Garage Door Dimensions - Horizons Garage Doors

If you have a particularly large/wide vehicle or plan on storing multiple vehicles, you may be better off choosing a double garage door.

The most common double garage door sizes you’ll find at retailers include (opening width x opening height):

  1. 12′ x 7′

  2. 14′ x 7′

  3. 16′ x 7′

Double garage doors are suitable for:

  1. Large vehicles

  2. Houses with multiple vehicles

If you need to fit an RV in your garage, you’ll need a garage door span of 16ft in width and 8ft in height.

How to measure a garage door

Measure your garage door opening to identify which garage door size would fit with your current garage.

Step 1: Measure the width between the right and left sides of the finished opening. Check for any irregularities.

Step 2: Measure the distance between the bottom and the top of the finished opening. Check for any spots where the floor isn’t level.

Step 3: Measure the width of the areas beside the openings.

Step 4: Measure the area between the top of the opening and the lowest obstruction on the ceiling.

Step 5: Measure the distance from the opening to the nearest obstruction at the rear of the garage.

Pass these measurements onto a garage door expert for advice and recommendations for your next garage door. 

Horizons Group is a leading supplier and installer of high-quality garage doors throughout Warwick, Leamington Spa, Birmingham and the surrounding areas. We offer free quotes and free no-obligation surveys so that we can recommend the best products for you. We offer a huge selection of products, all available in different sizes, to ensure you get the perfect product for your needs.

Get your next garage door from a trusted supplier. Contact Horizons Group today for a quick quote.


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