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How To Measure For A New Garage Door Dacula, GA

How To Measure For A New Garage Door

how to measure for a new garage door

When it is time to replace your old garage door with a new one, it is always important to know what size door you need. Measuring for a new garage door is actually pretty simple, requiring just a tape measure, a step ladder, a pen and paper to write your measurements on, and a partner to help.

How to steps:

  • Measure the width of your door. It is important that you measure your garage door at its widest point. It is generally a good idea to have one person stand on the left side of the garage door, holding the tape measure on the left side of the finished opening while you stretch the tape measure to the right side, directly across. Record your measurement in feet and inches, as this is the correct unit of measure to give to your garage company.
  • Measure the height of your door. Remember to measure the height at its highest possible point. Make sure that the floor of your garage is level and that the top finished opening of your garage is also level. Have your partner hold the tape measure on the ground while you carefully climb your step ladder. You will measure from the garage floor to the top of the finished opening. Record your measurement in feet and inches.
  • Measure the room between the door opening and the walls of your garage. To do this, stand at one finished side of your garage door and measure from that opening to the closest wall. 3.75 inches are required to install a vertical track for your garage door to run on. Do this for both sides of your garage door. If you have a double bay garage door, you will need to measure the center post between your separate garage doors. Record your measurement in feet and inches.
  • Measure the distance between the top door opening and the ceiling. Again, carefully climb your step ladder. It is recommended that your partner spot you while you are standing on the ladder so that you can concentrate on measuring above your head. Remember to take measurements in feet and inches. This measurement is important because the garage door will need to roll up on tracks through this area – called the headroom.
  • Measure the distance from the garage door opening to the back of your garage. This is called the backroom, and it is where the garage door will retract when it is open. Record your measurements in feet and inches.

Contact HABPRO Garage Doors with your measurements, or ask us to come measure properly for you.

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April 10, 2024

Spring break! Not the fun vacation kind, but was in need of a garage door spring replacement. Bill and his team at Habpro provided outstanding service and communication when we needed it! Also a shout-out to Jared for his installation work...you know you're going to get quality work from a Jared...definitely don't settle for Jerrys or Joshes or Jerrods. Thank you Habpro for getting our garage doors back in business.

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April 10, 2024

I couldn't be more impressed with the exceptional service provided by Habpro Garage Doors. From the moment I called to schedule an appointment to the completion of the job, they exhibited the utmost professionalism and courtesy. Not only did they swiftly address the issue with my garage door, but they also took the time to explain the repairs needed and answered all of my questions with patience and expertise. Their attention to detail and commitment to customer satisfaction truly sets them apart. If you're in need of reliable and courteous garage door repair services, look no further than Habpro. They've earned my highest recommendation.

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April 9, 2024

Bill responded with in 30 minutes of me asking him to see if he could fix a sagging overlayed 16x7 garage door. 6 other garage door companies all said I need a new overlay door. Approximately $6 thousand dollars. Bill look at photos I sent him and had one of his guys Chuck there the next morning. Fixed the door for less than 3% of what the other guys wanted. He’ll get my business when I need that new door. Honest and great people! No joke!!

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April 8, 2024

Bill and his team were professional and on time. Bill took the time (answered my call on Easter!) to explain the process and price before coming out. Garage door is working again and we are so appreciative!

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March 17, 2024

When my garage door stopped working, I called Habpro. After asking me a few questions, the company representative suggested that I might be able to fix the problem myself. He then patiently walked me through the process of adjusting the garage door sensors. Despite my insistence on paying him for his time, knowledge, and patience, he refused any compensation. I have received services from many companies; this was the first time compensation was not expected. My garage door is working properly and my faith in the kindness of people is just a bit stronger.

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