In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the common templates you’ll see on the market when it comes to garage door sizes. From single-car garages through double-car and even larger garage door options, you have several choices available here depending on your property’s needs and available space. 

At Crawford Door Sales, we’re proud to offer a wide range of both commercial and residential garage doors of varying sizes, materials and styles. While part one of our series went over the common options you’ll have available when making this selection, today’s part two will dig into some general tips we can offer you on going about your selection process.

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Be Clear On Your Needs

As you move forward with this process, it’s important to have a clear understanding of what you need from your garage door. Different factors can come into play here, so you’ll want to think about a number of areas.

How often will the garage door be used? What types of materials or equipment will you be storing in the garage? Do you have a need for extra insulation? How important is security to you and your family? 

In some cases, people mistake “want” for “need” – which can cause problems down the road. It’s one thing to want a garage door that looks great and offers some extra security features. It’s another thing entirely to need those things based on how you’ll be using the garage on a regular basis.

Consider the Entire Garage

While the size of the door is obviously very important, it must be coordinated with the size of the garage as a whole. If you choose a door that’s too big or too small for your garage, it can cause all sorts of problems.

For example, if the door is too small it won’t be able to open fully – which means you’ll have difficulty getting things in and out of the garage. If the door is too big, it could potentially lead to security issues since there would be a larger opening for people to get through.

You’ll also want to consider things like the height of your garage ceiling and how much space you have on either side of the door. All of these factors must be taken into account to ensure you’re making the best possible choice.

Easier to Reduce Size Than Expand It

If you think there’s any chance whatsoever of your space changing or expanding in the future, it’s best to go with a larger door size. It’s much easier (and less expensive) to reduce the size of a door than it is to try and expand it.

As long as you have the space available on your property, there’s really no downside to choosing a larger door size. Not only will this give you more flexibility in the future, but it will also help to ensure that you’re always able to get what you need out of your garage door.

If you’re still not sure which size is right for your needs, our team at Crawford Door Sales would be more than happy to help you out. We have years of experience in this industry and with this exact need. Contact us today to learn about any of our garage door products or services!

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