A lot of people like to install garage doors that are taller than the current Australian standard. There are a number of reasons why you might want to raise your garage door height, but all of them have one thing in common. They are based on safety and security. You do not want to be careless with your garage as it is one of the most important rooms in your home. If you are not careful you could end up making it a dangerous place to live.
With an automatic garage door opener add 2 IN. minimum garage door height when installing a new garage with an opener. Adding manual lifting ability will increase the safety of this doorway especially for people with limited mobility.
When you first move into your house your garage is often very bare and uninviting. You need to make it inviting so that friends and family can drop in without knocking things over or knocking doors over. You can add some cushions to the floor near the doorway to make it more appealing. Place some rugs on the floor so that there is some cushioning. You also might want to cover up the garage with sheets of plastic that you can roll up and store in the garage during the colder months.
When you are measuring for the door height in your garage, you need to add two feet to the actual doorway. If it is already the correct height, then just adjust the door so that it is slightly taller. Some doors are slightly looser than others, so you may need to check this before you start. Garage doors are usually installed by a carpenter and it does not take a professional to do this job correctly.
The easiest way to install a higher door without hiring a professional is to add a steel deck around the outside of the door. This will prevent the door from slamming when it rains or has wind pressure. Most homes have garages but many do not have an actual garage door. The garage door height refers to the distance between the top of the garage door and the ceiling. So if it is two feet tall, then the garage door in your home is one and a half feet high. This works well for most standard doors because most are between a foot and two feet in height anyway.
When you are ready to begin installing your new door, you will need to remove the old garage doors first. The walls inside your garage need to be left intact so you will need to use some nails or screws to hold them in place while you remove them. Your new door should be installed by the garage opening bolt. This is a very strong piece of hardware that can usually support the weight of about forty pounds.
Once you have installed the new door, it is time to measure for the new height. This is especially important if you have built a door before. You need to add three inches to the height measurement otherwise you will find that once it is installed, it is difficult to open and close it. Measure your door from the top to the bottom to the top before you measure for the new door height and make any adjustments.
You will also need to determine the center of the door once you have measured for your new door. This is where the garage meets the wall so make sure that it is within one and a half feet of this center point when you install the door. It is also a good idea to install a window on the garage side so that a good amount of natural light comes into the garage as well. Once you have added the door height, the final step is to attach the locking mechanism to the garage.