Homeowners have assorted reasons for replacing the garage door. Some people simply want an updated look that increases the value and curb appeal of their property. Others replace the garage doors because there is damage to the current structure. The reason for replacing the garage door is unimportant. What is important is learning how to measure the garage door size for purchasing a new one. Long ago, garage doors were sold or made in only a couple sizes, so the task of replacing was fairly simple. Things have changed now, however, and today garage doors are constructed in an array of different sizes. The increasing size of vehicles is one of the reasons for a change in the sizes of garage doors.
Now that replacing a garage door is a more difficult task than it was at one time, homeowners must take the time to learn proper measurements to ensure accuracy of the new door they purchase. Garage doors come in standard sizes ranging from 8-feet to 20-feet in width, though it is increasingly difficult to find a new garage with a small width of only 8-foot. Standard garage door height ranges from 7-feet to 8-feet. Some homeowners with older garages have newer model vehicles that do not easily fit inside some of the older garage doors, leaving many to wonder if increasing the garage door size is a solution to the problem. While it might seem that it is as easy as increasing the door size to fix the problem, in most cases, the only solution is rebuilding the garage to a larger size.