How much headroom is required above a residential garage door? | Garaga

How much headroom is required above a residential garage door?


How much headroom is required above a residential garage door?

 


In order to install torsion-spring hardware, we recommend a clearance of 12 in. (305 mm). On the other hand, if there is only 4 ¾ in. (121 mm) to 12 in. (304 mm) available, it is best to use a dual-track system designed for low headroom. When equipping a garage door with an electric door opener, add 2 in. (51 mm) to “standard” lift movements. For “low-headroom” system, you do not need the additional 2 inches (51 mm).



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Torsion (1)

Extension (2)

Headroom

Operation type

Headroom

Operation type

0" to 4 ¾ in.Not possible (lower the headboard of door)0" to 4 ¾ in.Not possible (lower the headboard of door)
4 ¾ in. to 12"Low Headroom (double track system)4 ¾ in. to 8 1/2"Low Headroom (double track system)
12" and higherStandard (12" radius) (3)8 1/2" and higherStandard (10" radius)


  1. 1. Garaga recommends the use of torsion springs for improved door operation and increased safety.

  2. 2. Garaga recommends the use of safety cables with extension springs for more security.

  3. 3. You can order a 15 inch radius with torsion springs operation.

Conversion: 1 in. = 25.4 mm


IMPORTANT: If an electric operator is being used, add 2 inches (51 mm) to headroom required to Standard lift operation.


Standard Lift Movement, Torsion springs

Low-Headroom hardware, Torsion, Rear installation

 




 
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