# What is the lowest height for a garage door?

## What is the lowest height for a garage door?

So, what is the minimum headroom for a garage door? The height of a standard garage door is 7′. However, you need an additional 12” to 18” clearance above the garage door top to accommodate the horizontal tracks and the torsion or extension springs.

## What is considered a low headroom garage door?

There are solutions available to work overhead garage doors into headrooms of less than 6 inches, referred to as low headroom hardware. There are also special track assemblies to elevate the door significantly where there is substantially more headroom in the garage.

**How much clearance does a low clearance garage door need?**

In general, the minimum sideroom clearance is 3 3/4 inches, but some doors with wide tracks need 5 1/2 inches, and some low headroom doors need 6 1/2 inches. The sideroom requirements are specified in the door’s installation manual.

### What height should a garage door be?

7 feet

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 is low headroom?

It’s called “low headroom hardware”. It can also be called a double- or dual-track system. Basically, instead of a single track, it has two tracks, one on top of the other. The top section of the door follows the upper track while the three other sections use the lower track.

**What is the standard garage door clearance?**

The standard garage door width and height can vary by where you live, but is usually: 8 feet wide by 7 feet tall, or 9 feet wide by 7 feet tall for a single car garage door.

## What is the standard garage depth?

Although there is some wiggle room built in, the average depth of a standard-sized garage door is between 18 and 24 feet. That should fit just about any “regular” vehicle being sold today. The longest trucks on the market top out at around 250 inches, which is just over 20 feet.

## How much room do I need overhead for a garage door?

For a standard garage door with an electric opener, you’ll want a minimum of 15 inches of overhead clearance. 12 inches for the door and torsion spring system and three inches for the garage door opener equipment. What if you don’t have 12-15 inches of space to work with?

**How much overhead clearance do you need for a roll up garage door?**

They come in a variety of sizing options depending on the construction. Starting at 6 feet 4 inches by 6 feet 4 inches, they require at least 16 inches of headroom. A stainless steel model, which can measure up to 16 feet high, will require up to 23 inches of overhead clearance.

### How much headroom do you need for a roller door?

The standard height roller doors require an internal headroom of 300mm to again sit the roll neatly behind the lintel.

### What is standard garage door height?

7 feet tall

The standard garage door width and height can vary by where you live, but is usually: 8 feet wide by 7 feet tall, or 9 feet wide by 7 feet tall for a single car garage door. 16 feet by 7 feet for a double garage door.

**How much height do you need above a garage door?**