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Five Common Garage Door Questions

Q: What are standard garage door sizes?

The answer to this question is that basically there are standard sizes, but custom sizes are available too. Most doors are going to be 7-8 ft high, as a general rule. Widths vary but normally will range from 8 to 20 ft wide, depending on how many cars your garage is designed for. More and more homes are being built with custom garages and the doors also need to be custom ordered. This isn’t a problem for most manufacturers or installers.

Q: Can I paint my garage door?

Options of painted and powder coating are available in most cases. Colors range and some custom colors may be possible, depending upon the manufacturer. Powder coating is much more durable than paint because it is essentially baked on and is much harder to wear-off and scratch. More custom colors are available now than ever before. Match your door to your home or choose a door that brings a splash of color to your home.

Q: Is it possible to just replace part of a door?

While is actually possible to replace a part of the door it may not be what you want to do. Depending upon the damage, it may be just as reasonable to replace the entire door and have a brand new door with a warranty.

Q: Are garage doors insulated?

Not all of them come insulated but it is an option you can definitely choose. It is highly advisable to have an insulated door. Not only will your home remain warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, but you will also have reduction in noise level. If you live in a busy neighborhood, having an insulated door can make your home much more soundproof.

Q: Is my garage ceiling too low for an opener and door?

A. Probably not! Only 4 ½ feet of clearance is necessary to install a new door with an opener. There are lot of options available for small spaces and to fit your application needs. Call and talk to an installation professional to get options and quotes.

No matter what questions you have, don’t be afraid to ask them. There are probably a lot of things that you don’t know about garage doors and never realized were available as options.

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