Most experts say that the standard height for a garage door is 7 feet. However, it’s important to remember that there are many factors to consider when choosing a garage door height, so make sure to speak with a professional before making any decisions. Some things you’ll want to keep in mind include the size of your car, the location of your garage, and the clearance you need for opening and closing the door.
Your garage door safety sensors should set approximately 4-6 inches off the floor for optimal safety. If they're too low, people will easily walk over them when their automatic doors are closing; whereas if you have kids or pets that might playfully pile up in front of it while waiting to use yours--you'll end up trapping someone!
The standard size for a single-car garage in America is 8 to 9 feet wide and 7 or more feet high. As a general rule of thumb, cars need 3 feet between each wall and other vehicles to walk around comfortably.
Accommodating for Large Vehicles
Garage height can vary based on your needs. If you have recreational vehicles or a particularly large truck, you may want to factor in additional space.
Aesthetic of Home
We carry a wide variety of garage door styles, and can help you choose a garage door that matches the style of your home. You’ll want to consider the elevation of your home when selecting a garage door size.
If you’re considering a home addition or building a new home, it is always important to consult with a professional before making any changes to your home. A garage door technician will be able to assess your needs and provide you with the best recommendation. They can also offer safety advice and tips to keep your loved ones safe and your cars protected.