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 supply a range of garage door sizes, it is important to know which one you need before you purchase.