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eagleknight

join:2002-11-08
Troy, OH

Garage door size

I have two garage doors I need to replace. The house side is a standard 9' x 7'. The side were the garage was added on is 10' x 7', which seems like an uncommon size. Will I be able to buy this size at a place like Lowes or Menards? Or will I have to go through a actual garage door company?

robbin
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join:2000-09-21
Leander, TX
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They are both standard sizes.


Jon
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join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL
reply to eagleknight
I got a new garage door through home depot over the summer. The company they used came out and measured to make sure they made the right size, even though it's a standard door. Pretty sure they sub to actual garage door companies so going through HD should be fine even if it's not standard. It'll just take longer.


seaquake
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join:2001-03-23
Millersville, MD
reply to eagleknight
Keep in mind that the doors at the big box stores are at the lower end of insulation value. If you have living space above the garage, you may want to opt for a door that is better insulated. Otherwise, the doors from the big box stores are more than adequate.


hitachi369
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join:2001-10-03
Grand Rapids, MI
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reply to Jon
They did the same for me, it was a Coplay, but I did a install. If you just order it I think they drop ship to the store. You are probably better off contacting the door manufactures directly if you are going to self install.


Jon
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join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL
Usually I'd do it myself but I didn't want to mess with the spring.

robbin
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Leander, TX
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Does it have a torsion spring (across the top of the door) or springs on each side?

eagleknight

join:2002-11-08
Troy, OH
reply to hitachi369
said by hitachi369:

They did the same for me, it was a Coplay, but I did a install. If you just order it I think they drop ship to the store. You are probably better off contacting the door manufactures directly if you are going to self install.

Clopay's factory is right in Troy, OH here about 5 miles from where I live.

They have center springs with springs on either side on top as well.


Jon
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join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL
reply to robbin
said by robbin:

Does it have a torsion spring (across the top of the door) or springs on each side?

torsion spring

robbin
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join:2000-09-21
Leander, TX
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reply to eagleknight
said by eagleknight:

They have center springs with springs on either side on top as well.

Never seen that -- can you post a few pics?
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