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How Much Headroom Do You Need For Your Garage Door?

If you are installing a new garage door, then you need to know how much headroom you have. The team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair of Raleigh are here give you instructions on how to find out how much garage door headroom you have. Also, we will tell you how much you need.

Traditional Headroom Garage Clearance Space

The traditional headroom clearance tends to require 10-12 inches of space. This will depend on the tracks being either extension springs or torsion springs. It is important that the spacing is accurate so your garage opens and closes smoothly upon the turn on the horizontal tracks. Torsion springs do require extra spacing because of the brackets holding at the end of the torsion bar. This will avoid any scratching on the ceiling and walls.

Low Headroom Clearance

For the minimum headroom door clearance, we really recommend that the spacing is between 4- ½ and 9-½ inches. But we will need to add a double-low headroom track. This will give the garage door enough spacing for a faster turn on the horizontal track. Of course keeping in mind that this is the most user-friendly, low headroom clearance spacing for safety purposes.

Sideroom Minimum Clearance

This is a step many homeowners tend to forget but it is as equally important to take into account. The spacing for the garage opening and the adjacent wall can be 3-¾ inches with a traditional headroom and 6 inches minimum for a low headroom because of the torsion springs being on the outside of the tracks. The Spacing on the adjacent wall can be taking into consideration also after your decision of the spacing used in your garage for your comfort and safety.

There can be an installation for torsion tracks that are 5 inches away from the adjacent wall but it may cause a hazard in the long run or even cause damage to the wall. So we do not recommend it since it may cause a safety issue and the maintenance in the future a hassle to you or any service technician.

Minimum Depth Distance

Usually, for the depth, there isn’t an issue since the garage is built to fit an automobile. But just to make sure the measurements are adequate we make sure the depth is 18 inches longer than the length of the door. This ensures that the necessary equipment and tracks fit appropriately for a smooth opening of a garage door.

The spacing after 18 inches mentioned can be of great use if you decide that you want to create nice storage spacing areas. Plus it will also help to come around vehicles for all passengers exiting the automobile while in an enclosed garage.

Give Us A Call

We at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair of Raleigh can help install your garage door trouble-free. Give us a call, our highly-trained service technicians will provide you an adequate quote and installation. We accommodate your schedule and prioritize every customer.

You Can Trust Us for the Job

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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