Garage door sizes in Canada

How to determine what garage doors is the one for your house?

There are many details to consider when choosing your new garage door; among them is the new door’s size. If chosen wisely, a new garage door can complement your house’s exterior appearance and add value to your property.

 There are few nuances to take into consideration:

 Location of the garage door.

 Number and size of vehicles.

 Size of your garage.

Garage doors come in various sizes, styles and colours.

In this short article, we will cover the most common garage door sizes and how to measure an existing garage door or the garage’s actual opening to avoid a situation where you have a door that is too big or too small for your garage opening.

Garage doors are measured by width and height, and the correct format is the width (of the door) by height (of the door). For example, if your door is 7ft high and 12ft wide, the proper way to put it will be a 12×7 door.

 Before you go on and order your new garage door, there are few questions that you may want to ask yourself that may help you choose the garage door to your advantage.

How to measure a garage door?

When it comes to measuring a garage door, you will place a measuring tape from the end of the door to the other do not measure any hardware (rollers, hinges, support strut, etc.), which will give you the width.

When measuring the height, you will start from the bottom of the garage door and to the top of the door. Do not measure the bottom retainer or any support struts.

The door does not have to add up to a round number; if your door is not a standard size, the new door can be either adjusted, or you can order a custom-made door.

What is the most common single car garage door size?

When it comes to a single car garage, the most common size would be 9 ft wide and 7ft tall (9×7). This size is common in townhouse complexes and smaller garages.

This opening will let you comfortably part a sedan car or a non lifted full-size truck.

A Standard 1/2 HP operator is a perfect match to a balanced door of this size.

What is the most common double car garage door size?

For most double-sized garage doors, the most common size would be 16ft wide and 7ft tall (16×7); this is the most common size for a double garage. It

will fit most car models out there, sedan or SUV.

A Standard 1/2 HP operator is an excellent match to a balanced door of this size.

What are the most standard garage door sizes?

Garage doors in the following sizes are considered standard, but not all dimensions are common or in stock:

Width, the following sizes are considered standard: 8,9,10,11,12,14,16,18,20 feet.

When it comes to the height, the following are the standard: 6,7,8,9 feet.

Garage doors higher than 9 ft are not so common in residential projects.

7ft high garage doors sizes

· 8×7

· 9×7

· 10×7

· 11×7

· 12×7 

· 14×7

· 16×7

· 18×7 

· 20×7

8ft high garage doors sizes

· 8×8

· 9×8

· 10×8

· 11×8 

· 12×8 

· 14×8

· 16×8

· 20×8

9ft high garage doors sizes

· 8×9

· 9×9

· 10×9

· 11×9

· 12×9 

· 14×9

· 16×9

· 20×9

Where is your garage located?

A garage door installed in the front section of your house may significantly impact your home’s appearance. The front of your house is the face of your property, and if your garage is located in the front section, you may want to take the choice of the design and even the size of your garage door quite seriously. It is not a bad idea to consult an exterior designer regarding what kind of a door will complement the appearance of the house. In some cases, one large door will make the house look elegant and sophisticated; in others, you may want to consider the option of two smaller garage doors instead. In some houses, two doors will look better than one large one, which will also be more practical.

If your garage is located in your house’s back area, this allows you to be more practical in the choice of your new garage door. However, some individuals value attention to detail and sophisticated design in every aspect of their home is very important to them. Right looking garage door does not necessarily mean expensive; there are exquisite garage doors that will add to your house’s impression, and you will not have to pay a high price for them. You may want to ask your garage door specialist what styles are available for the price you have in mind. Consulting a professional is always a good idea.

How many vehicles are you going to park in your garage?

The most popular garage door width is 16 feet; this width allows you to park two average-sized vehicles or one large vehicle. The standard garage height is 7-8 feet.

In general, garage door width sizes vary from 8-20 feet. If you only have one vehicle and it is an average size, you do not have to install a large garage door unless you use your garage for other purposes than parking the car. In such a case, a bigger garage door may be more convenient.

Some people like travelling during the summer season, and they will have an RV. If the intention is to park the RV inside the garage, a greater garage door is required (up to 12 feet).

In some cases, you may want to go with a custom-made garage door. It is usually more beneficial in case you require a garage door that is not a standard size. Ask your garage door technician about how you can get a custom-made garage door and about their price range.

Do You need a custom-made garage door?

Although people opt-out for a standard garage door in many cases, not all garage doors are manufactured in the same manner. Some are created according to standard measurements, and some doors are made from scratch according to your measurements. In some cases, you order a door that is not quite the right size for your frame; that should be fine if the difference is few inches, and it will be adjusted to fit your frame. Garage doors can be cut down in width by one-inch increments to accommodate almost any opening. For example, you may have a door that has the following size 11 X 9, but your frame can only fit a 10″ 6 X 9 door, then the door will have to be cut to reduce its width. Height can also be adjusted. Always confirm with your garage door company or installer if the specific door you want comes in the size you need! In other cases, it will be cheaper and easier to order a custom-made door, so it is a good idea to get the professional’s advice on the subject before you order your new door.

How big is your garage?

If you are building a new garage from scratch, you will consider the desired door’s size and design the garage accordingly. If you want only to replace your garage door, your existing garage’s size is a crucial factor in your choice, especially if you consider replacing your existing door with a larger one.

Your new door will require at least 4 inches of a side room and adequate headroom space to operate. In some cases, a larger door requires you to expand your garage size. Also, the garage door frame itself should be able to fit the desired size garage door.

It is also crucial that your garage is in good condition, that it will be able to fit the door you have chosen and provide it with sufficient support. It is a good idea to inspect your garage and the door jambs for any signs of deterioration. It is also a good idea to check the garage flooring and make sure it is levelled correctly and that there are no significant cracks.

Note that all the repairs and alterations should be finished before the day of the door installation.

It is advisable that your new garage door is to be installed by a trained technician since a new garage door must be installed according to manufacturer instructions and with close attention to details. That will ensure the safety and the correct functioning of your new garage door, which will result in your new door serving you longer.

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Reviews For Titan Garage Doors Coquitlam

Christopher Jones
Christopher Jones
04:41 09 Feb 20
My old garage door opener failed on Saturday afternoon. I called Titan Garage Doors in Coquitlam and was amazed to... learn that they could have someone available to look at it that day. Technician Adam was at my door shortly after 6:00 pm. An hour and a half later, I had a brand new opener installed, the spring rebalanced, and door joints lubricated. I was very pleased with the prompt and professional service. Titan will be my “go to” for all of my garage door needs going forward.read more
Simon Hardy-Francis
Simon Hardy-Francis
02:08 17 Jan 20
One of our two, relatively new, garage door springs broke after about 5 years. So googled and found Titan Garage Doors... to fix it. They turned up same day within 1.5 hours to fix it. Alex, the technician was a super nice and super skillful guy, and it was obvious he had done the job countless times. He had to work in cramped conditions because the cars were struck in the garage, but he did a great job. The final price for two new springs was C$420 including tax. I'm only taking a star off because the person on the phone initially -- not Alex -- said a different price range; $150 to $250 ish. They must replace pairs of springs all day long... so why not just quote the real prices charged over the phone? Summary: Loved Alex. Hated the phone person in retrospect.read more
Chris M
Chris M
20:37 31 Dec 19
Needed a new spring replacement. I was able to make an appointment same day and the technician was excellent. Great... customer service and stayed true to their estimate that was quoted over the phone. I would use them again.read more
Kevin S
Kevin S
23:07 28 Dec 19
My garage door spring snapped. Called these guys first thing in the morning. When the mechanic arrived 30 minutes... later, I was anticipating getting ridiculous quote like those locksmith scam (paid $260 for 1 minute of job because locksmith knows you are desperate about getting locked out). Later I realized garage door repair isn’t the same as locksmith. I was given a reasonable quote for one hour of labour and it includes the price of the spring. After the mechanic got the door fixed, I was able to pay by credit card and was given a receipt. And on top of that, there is warranty for their repair work. I hope I don’t have to called them any time soon, but if I have to I will. Highly recommended.read more
David Ronald
David Ronald
20:21 14 Dec 19
Customer service phone response was excellent. Service tech , Alex, arrived promptly, surveyed the issue, provided... options , made adjustments and debriefed very professionally. Management of payment was fast and fair. This was an overall excellent experience.read more
Rob C
Rob C
02:54 11 Dec 19
Very prompt service. The technician, Eli, was pleasant, courteous and professional. He assessed the problem that we... were having with our garage door opener, opened the unit up and showed me the parts that had failed. Upon my approval of his price quotation, he went to work replacing the defective/failed part which I was pleased to find out that he carried in his vehicle. Very happy with the experience and highly recommend this technician and the company.read more
Bebe Z
Bebe Z
04:37 10 Dec 19
We're very happy with the service. Dan did a great job fixing our garage door. He also updated all rollers and... installed door seals on the sides and top. Would recommend to anyone who needs their garage door fixed or serviced.read more
Patrick Wright
Patrick Wright
01:49 26 Nov 19
I would NOT recommend this company! We called Titan to come and do a service, maintenance and any necessary repair on... our garage door. The technician showed up, spent maybe 10 minutes at our place, balanced the door, took his $120 bucks and basically that was it. We asked if there was anything else that needed to be done and we were told no. Our installer arrived the next day and we were told that some of the rollers and hinges would need to be replaced prior to the installation of our new garage door opener. We were not told by Titan that any of this needed to be done. Titan returned the next day to give us a quote for the rollers and hinges... They quoted $40 dollars for each hinge, and $15 per roller. We have 12 hinges/rollers! At this rate, we'd be better off buying a whole new door! We had another company come in and replace only what was broken for a fraction of the cost and they did an amazing job I would not recommend this company, unless you have money to burn and want to overspend!read more
Rennie Durgapershad
Rennie Durgapershad
22:48 02 Nov 19
This was great and most expeditious service. The installer Adam was great and knowledgeable. Impressed with speed of... the service!read more
Chris Adamson
Chris Adamson
18:16 18 Oct 19
I am very happy with the service. Adam from Titan Doors did a great job fixing my garage door. He found the problem... right away (broken spring) and replaced the part quickly which he already had with him. Arrived within half an hour of me calling at 9 in the morning and fixed it all before 11am! Garage opens smoother and quieter than it did before! Thank you!!read more
Keni Casti
Keni Casti
23:38 01 Oct 19
We had Mario respond fast, (within the hour) he was very professional and friendly. He did excellent work and explained... step by step everything that was repaired. Excellent all around.read more
Frances Jans
Frances Jans
18:38 29 Aug 19
Convenient, called last night with a garage door issue, made an appointment for between 8-9am the next morning. Kim and... his team showed promptly within the time frame given, and completed within the hour. I would recommend this company.read more
Sarabjit Sehmi
Sarabjit Sehmi
01:15 29 Aug 19
Excellent service provided today along with the parts supplied. Best people to deal with regarding the repairs of any... garage doors requirements. Called them in an hour and were at my house within the specified time. Recommend this company for any repair needs.read more
Flora Lai
Flora Lai
20:45 26 Aug 19
These guys are great. They worked hard. Polite and nice. It is a good job.
Farid Jamal
Farid Jamal
21:11 04 Jul 19
These guys were great for speed and quality of service . They came in the first part of time window provided, reviewed... the work, provided a quote, which was just as well, as the their dispatcher had provided much lower quotes, I was happy with the quote and recommendations and they proceeded with the job. They were efficient, courteous and clean.. I would not only use them again, but also highly recommend them.read more
Sonia Workman
Sonia Workman
23:11 02 Jul 19
Garage door busted today and Kim was here within an hour and even called to let me know he was running a bit late so I... was waiting around. Was fast, efficient and thorough! Even fixed something else that I didn't notice. Would definitely recommend Kim and his services to anyone that needs any sort of garage door repair!!!!read more
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