Sizing Guide for Commercial Garage Doors

Sizing Guide for Commercial Garage Doors

Commercial garage doors are essential to maximize efficiency and provide safe and convenient entry to your facility. But purchasing a new door isn’t as simple as choosing the first one you see in a showroom. To get the most out of your door, you must consider what size will fit your property best to get the most out of your door.

You might also consider the type of commercial garage door you want, its placement and the style and materials that will fit the rest of your facility. We’ve compiled this commercial garage door sizing guide to help you purchase the door best for your industry needs.

How to Choose the Right Size Garage Door

While commercial garage door sizes vary by door type, the standard tends to be around 30-32 feet wide and 24-28 feet high. As you consider your options, there are a few factors that can help you find what’s right for you, including:

  • Garage placement: Think about where your garage is in relation to the rest of your facility. Is it attached or separated? Depending on the garage’s physical location, you might need a different size or style of door.
  • Garage capacity: How many vehicles can fit inside your garage? Some facilities can house a few regular-sized vehicles, while others need space for several large trucks. Consider these possibilities when choosing the right commercial garage door. You’ll need an entrance large enough for your vehicles to enter and exit safely. 
  • Function: How you use your garage space can also influence what size of door you need. You might have fewer options available if you need a door with specific features. You’ll also need enough space for your vehicles to enter your garage with any loads they’re carrying.

Our commercial garage door sizing options allow standard-size trucks to drive in and out easily and safely. You might benefit from installing custom-sized commercial garage doors if you anticipate larger trucks or equipment accessing your property.

It's critical to measure your space carefully to ensure you order the correct size garage door.

How to Measure for a Garage Door

Once you have a general idea of what you’re looking for, it’s critical to measure your space carefully to ensure you order the correct size garage door. You’ll need the following measurements: 

  • Height: Measure the height of the door opening from the highest to the lowest point. Take note of uneven floors and other irregularities. 
  • Width: Measure the width of your garage door opening from left to right. Note any irregularities, like wood framed jams that aren’t level or square. 
  • Backroom: You should also ensure you have enough backroom to install an automatic door opener. The backroom is the space between the door and the nearest obstruction past the opening. Doors on 2-inch tracks need space equal to their height plus 23 inches, while doors with 3-inch tracks need their height plus 25 inches. 
  • Sideroom: You’ll need enough space on either side of the door for the track brackets and springs. Standing inside the garage, measure from the side of the opening to the nearest obstruction to ensure you have at least 3 ¾ inches of clearance.
  • Headroom: Your headroom — the distance between the top of your garage door and the ceiling’s lowest point — will determine what springs and tracks will fit in your garage. Since various factors can affect the clearance you need, it’s best to consult with a professional dealer to determine how much headroom you have. You can also use a low-headroom kit to increase your options.

Because there are so many styles of commercial garage doors with distinct sizes and requirements, it’s best to let a professional garage door installer help you find the door and opener suitable for your particular space. If you don’t have standard-size door openings, you can check with your local dealer or retailer about custom sizes. 

Our Industrial Garage Door Sizes and Types

Understanding the different sizing options for commercial garage doors can help you find the style that fits your facility. Overhead doors offer exceptional security, weather resistance and enhanced energy efficiency. A Better Door Co., Inc offers various styles and sizes of Clopay commercial overhead doors to meet your needs.

Discover the benefits of the different types and sizing options for commercial garage doors below: 

1. Rolling or Coiling Commercial Garage Doors 

Rolling or coiling commercial garage doors are popular options for many businesses because they are easy for employees to open and close. Because they are made of steel, they provide optimal security and resilience against extreme weather conditions. They are also highly durable and long-lasting compared to other garage door types.

Our rolling and coiling doors are constructed from 26 gauge by 24-inch wide sheets of steel roll. They come in widths from 12 to 20 feet and heights of 14 to 18 feet. Formed with internal grooves hemmed together for one continuous sheet, they also save you space. These commercial garage doors also feature the following: 

  • Self-lubricating curtain wear stripes to prevent metal-to-metal contact
  • A flexible bottom weatherstrip to ensure the correct fit along uneven floors
  • A durable, heavy-duty bottom bar to withstand external temperatures and conditions

These doors come in various gauges and colors and work best in smaller warehouses or self-storage facilities where security is crucial. 

2. Sectional Ribbed Steel Garage Doors

Sectional ribbed garage doors are durable and come in various patterns and gauges, with or without insulation. While they’re ideal for high-traffic areas such as loading docks and distribution centers, they combine reliability and performance for various industrial applications. 

The ribbed look of these commercial garage doors can add a design element to your facility’s aesthetic. They also come in flush or raised panel designs in varying colors and windows. Sectional ribbed commercial garage door size options range from 20 to 26 feet wide and 16 to 24 feet tall.

3. Aluminum and Steel Full-View Doors 

Aluminum and steel full-view doors are a pleasing addition to any commercial space. These garage doors invite natural light into your warehouse, office or indoor-outdoor space — many car dealerships, firehouses, restaurants and modern commercial retail spaces utilize these gorgeous garage doors. You can also add insulation for extra energy efficiency. 

You have various sizing options for this style of door:

  • Aluminum frames are 20 feet high with widths of 20 to 24 feet.
  • Steel frames come in widths of 18 to 20 feet and heights of 16 to 18 feet.

4. Insulated Commercial Garage Doors

We provide commercial garage doors with insulation to improve your facility’s energy efficiency and protect it from severe weather conditions, extreme temperatures and moisture. Insulated doors can also help keep noise out. They are ideal for warehouses, loading docks and agricultural and industrial facilities. 

These commercial garage doors offer durability and energy efficiency. Their polystyrene insulation helps reduce heating and cooling costs and provides years of reliable service. Available sizes range from 16 to 26 feet wide and 16 to 20 feet high. 

If your facility requires optimal climate control, insulated doors with Intellicore add energy efficiency and durability to your operations. These commercial garage doors also come in several sizes to fit your space, with widths of 18 to 40 feet and heights of 16 to 20 feet.

Browse commercial garage doors at A Better Door Co., Inc.

Browse Commercial Garage Doors at A Better Door Co., Inc

Understanding the different commercial garage door size options can help you decide what will work best for your facility. If you’re unsure what type or size door you need, it helps to speak with a professional garage door specialist. At A Better Door Co., Inc, we install garage doors of all sizes and styles to meet your commercial operations.

Our garage doors can add versatility, style and functionality to your property. Contact us online or request an estimate today.