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How to Measure Your Door
(For accurate over the phone quotes)

Step 1:

Measure the width of the opening at the widest point. This is the distance between the right and left sides of the finished opening. For best results, the inside of the garage door opening should be framed with 2" x 6" wood. Look for general irregularities, such as jambs which are not square. Typically you can measure the existing door width.

Step 2:
Measure the height of the opening at the tallest point. This is the distance between the door landing spot and the top of the finished opening.

Step 3:
Measure the width of the areas beside the openings. Up to 5" is required on each side for installation of the vertical track. If this is a double installation, center space should be a minimum of 10".

Step 4:
Measure the area between the top of the door opening and the ceiling (or to the lowest obstruction at ceiling within the backspace required room). See headroom requirements on the "Choose Your Track or Spring Options" page when getting a sectional door quoted on-line. See the manufacturer's brochure for required clearances on coiling roll-up doors.

Step 5:
Measure the distance from the opening to the rear of the garage or nearest obstruction. For sectional type doors, the backspace requirement is the door height plus an additional 18" for manual lift doors. If an electric opener is to be installed, the door's backspace requirement is the door height plus an additional 4'2".

Additional Measuring Tips:
Verify electrical outlet for door opener use.
Note any lights or stairs in the way.
Verify all wood jambs are in good condition, header is stable.
    Mounting surfaces - No rotten wood - Solid mounting sondition - Overhead space - Track condition
Verify the level of the floor. Was the previous door a custom fit?

Note any pipes, ductwork, etc. above the door that might obstruct operation of the door.
If existing door works then new door will also fit.


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