Measuring Guide

Knowing how to measure a garage door can be very useful for you, particularly if you are thinking of replacing your current garage door and fitting the new one yourself.

There are a number of things you need to remember when measuring your garage door:

  • Width – Measure from brick to brick in three places, ignoring frames

  • Height – Measure from floor to the bottom of the lintel (horizontal support across the top of the door) in two places

  • Pillar width – Measure from the brick face to the returning wall

  • Motor side – This is the side that is usually closest to your power socket from inside looking out of your garage

  • Top roll height – measured from the bottom of the lintel to the first joist or your ceiling

As we stock and supply a range of garage door sizes, it is important to know which one you need before you purchase. Our garage door buying guide can be incredibly helpful in ensuring you have all the correct measurements and specifications.

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