In mountain states like Arizona, 54.4% of all residential homes built in 2017 featured two-car garages, according to the National Association of Home Builders. Three or more car garages are included in 36.6% of homes built. Only a small percentage of homes have garages that accommodate one-car (3.9%) or oversized vehicles (5.1%). Whether you’re building a home or looking to upgrade your existing garage doors, here is everything you need to know about standard and custom-designed garage door sizes.
Standard Garage Door Sizes
Single Car Garage Doors
Most single car garage doors start at widths of 8 feet and heights of 7 feet, allowing plenty of room for a standard, full-size or similar car class. One-car garage doors of this size may present a challenge for parking larger vehicles such as SUVs, trucks, and vans. Single car garage doors can be custom ordered to accommodate these vehicles though. All doors are constructed with high-quality materials from leading manufacturers.
Double Car Garage Doors
If you have more than one vehicle, or your sole vehicle is slighter larger in size, you will require a double sized door. Two-car garage doors are usually 16 feet wide with a height of 7 feet. Heights of 10 feet are also available. Taller doors are best for lifted vehicles or vehicles with installed roof racks. Double car garages are suitable for homeowners who desire added space for storage or alternative uses.
Triple Car Garage Doors
When it comes to housing more than two vehicles, most homeowners choose to have one double door and one single door installed, while others prefer three single doors. Residents can custom-design these doors in the sizes mentioned above. Triple car garages are ideal for parking cars and all-terrain vehicles or boats while having plenty of space left over for storage and home workshops.
Custom Designed Garage Door Sizes
Oversized Garage Doors
Oversized doors are required for recreational vehicles or commercial buildings. These types of doors can be as big as 32×24. When designing an oversized door, it’s important to consider the size of the vehicles you’ll be regularly parking, as a Class A motorhome has an average height of 10 feet and a length of 21 to 40 feet. You will need to add clearance to these values to ensure a proper fit. Oversized garage doors are always custom designed and installed.
Local Garage Door Installation and Service
Arizona’s Best Garage Door and Repair Company can work with you to custom-design oversized, commercial, and industrial garage doors in your choice of style and material. These types of doors can also be constructed for thermal efficiency. We offer a variety of standard garage door sizes as well. Installation of your new garage door and all components, including automatic opener or operators, and spring system are completed by expert installers. Contact us today at (480) 448-5782 for all your garage door needs.