Garage doors serve a house for a really long time. They not only add curb appeal to a house but also make a great difference on the market value of a house. As you would most likely utilize one garage door for a long period of time, it becomes important that you consider all of the factors that influence its proper functionality and appearance.
The size of the garage door is an important factor to consider before you set up the door frame. The type of vehicle that would be passing in and out of the garage suggests that what size of the garage door will be required. For example, if you own a SUV then you would want to go with an 8 foot garage rather than the regular 7 foot garage door that is usually installed for the purpose. Garage door repair in Grays Lake, IL
You will have to decide the jam material before you make a decision about have a rough or fit-in garage opening. For a perfect fit, garage door frame size should be equal to the size of the garage door after the application of jamb. If you are going to go with a garage door type that uses torsional springs then you would have to consider a clearance of 12’’ between the ceiling and the top side of the garage door opening. The clearance can be lower for regular springs about 10’’. It is also important that you check the rear clearance and the headroom of your garage door to ensure free and smooth movement of the garage door. Headroom can be 5’’ to 8’’ and the rear clearance is usually 26’’ with accordance to the type of springs that would be installed. 40’’ rear clearance would be required if you are looking forward to the installation of an operator.
It can be hard for a person who knows a little to nothing about the proper fitting and installation of a garage door to prepare the right size of garage door frame. Our trained professionals can help you guide through each step of the installation so you don’t have to face any unexpected malfunction or improper operation of your garage door.