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Garage Door Measuring Guide

Measuring for new garage door is easy. To determine the size of door you will need, follow these simple steps:

Measuring :

1. Measure existing door width and height in feet and inches and record the measurement. This determines the size of door needed. The rough opening should be the same size as the door.

Height: ______________ Width: ________________

2. Measure for Sideroom (the distance between the wall and the opening).

Left Sideroom: _______________ Right Sideroom: _______________

3. Measure area labeled "headroom" - distance between the top of the door opening (jamb header) and the ceiling (or floor joist).

Please Note: If door height extends above the opening, the headroom measurement should be adjusted accordingly.

Existing Headroom: _______________

4. Measure area labeled "backroom". Distance is measured from the garage door opening toward the back wall of the garage.

Backroom: _______________

Common garage door sizes include 8' wide x 7' high, 9' wide x 7' high, and 16' wide x 7' high. Doors are available in virtually any size to meet your need.

Please note that garage doors and garage door installation may not available at every Curtis Lumber location. Inquire at your local Curtis Lumber for more information.


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