Extra Large Garage Doors
So many more customers are wanting garage doors over the general defined maximum width of 5 metres, a size which has been exceeded now by quite a few options in garage doors. Sectional, round the corner and roller doors are all possible over this 5m width and generally the largest domestic door is around 8m wide in a sectional overhead door.
Generally an ‘ideal’ single garage opening width would be around 2438mm (8 feet), and a double width around 5000mm (16’5”) but traditionally most garage doors have been smaller for so many years at 2134mm wide and 4267mm wide as the most popular standard size opening widths. With cars generally getting wider, and these sizes always being tight, newer garages have become bigger when the space allows. Also, a triple garage by definition would be around 7.5m wide (24’6”), and this is certainly achievable if required now with two doors types.
The standard height for a garage opening is usually about 2134mm (7 feet), but many garage doors will not provide this full 2134mm drive through when open, so be aware if height is a sensitive issue. 4x4 vehicle popularity has meant higher openings are required by so many customers.
We can provide many door options for anyone requiring a height greater than 2134mm.
A height of 3000mm is generally considered the maximum in a domestic garage door, and above this you need to be looking at commercial mechanism, but doors are available above this height if required.
For extra large garage doors above 5.5m wide we would certainly recommend doors with double skinned panel construction as the panel strength will ensure the least chance of any panel warp and deflection when operating.
This deflection can also be avoided by using a round the corner garage door, another great option for extra wide doors.
The best all round door for large sizes, great strength and good value for money is definitely the sectional door. The Carteck ‘super size’ doors will go all the way up to 8m wide using a heavier duty commercial type mechanism but offering the same panel designs and finishes as the smaller domestic doors.
See our online prices for extra large garage door widths and if you have any queries please email or call us directly.