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Garage Door Types and Sizes

Garage Door Types and Sizes

We supply and install a wide range of electric garage doors in Sydney at Ace Garage Doors. We specialise in many garage door types and sizes including roller doors which are factory-made to suit your specific needs, as well as sectional doors that are available in a variety of sizes and colours.

Each type of individual door you choose has a specific aspect on how you measure it up so that the door can be fitted. Most garages have decent space to permit fitting of the garage door on the inside of the garage. This is usually the preferred option as it allows maximum drive for the motor. When measuring the opening for your garage door is it critical to evaluate and measure the amount of side room and headroom which you have. Headroom refers to the amount of room between the opening of the roof to the top of the ceiling. The Sideroom can be explained by the room between the opening and the wall. For the headroom some house may have an arched optioning. This is important to measure from the top of the arch as well as the smallest measurement when the door is sloped. Single garage door width will require less side room than a double garage door width opening. The wider the door means the heavier the door may be so additional support is required. These factors can help determine the size of the garage door which can be ordered to meet your specifications.

Sectional garage doors are also be known as panel lift doors. These can be described as horizontal panels which are hinged and extrude back up over the tracks and then against the ceiling when the door is opened. Panel doors can be viewed as one of the most appealing doors and have a variety of styles and colours to choose from. These garage door types have various garage door sizes. Each opening is specific to each home whether it being a single garage opening to a double garage door.

Specifically there is a certain way which a garage door can be fitted. This is dependent on the space you have available. This option can fit in the inside of the opening or between the gap provided.

It is important to keep in mind that sectional doors extend back into the garage and the motor is strung at the top of the ceiling. To make this possible the minimum headroom required is 400mm.

Generally for a roller door, the tracks and the support brackets for the curtain roll inside the garage for maximum use of space and in many cases because the average curtain roll size for a roller door is between 300mm and 450mm it needs to go behind the lintel to maintain a sensible drive through height when open.

The side room is required to mount the L-shaped supporting brackets as well as the roller curtain guides. In addition, it is highly recommended to include between 80mm to 110mm of additional space for motor installation (this is only required for the driving motor unit side).

If you’re looking for experts in electric garage doors in Sydney, then we would love to have a chat with you about your project.