Do you have an outdoor project in mind for the summertime? Are you considering building a shed or small garage to house all your seasonal equipment and supplies? Perhaps you'd like to upgrade your shed by installing an overhead garage door? But, do shed garage doors come in small sizes?
Look how well this shed's black garage door design matches the house! It’s possible to find garage doors for sheds or small garages in other than classic white. You have the option of choosing the same design and color for both garage doors! Here is the Moderno 2 beads design, 6’ x 7’ for the shed and in 10’ x 8’ for the attached garage, both in Black.
Whether you plan to build your own shed from scratch or hire a contractor, some important considerations are to be made. If you have the time and want to build it alone or with friends, House Digest, a team of home and garden media writers and editors, provide 15 tips.
Is it possible to add a garage door to a shed? Are there garage door sizes for sheds and small garages? The answer is yes to both questions!
There are standard garage door sizes, which are the most popular and widely available on the market. The most common heights are 6'6" and 7'0", but there are so many more!
Garaga can provide residential garage doors based on the size you need from 4 to 20 feet wide (to the nearest inch), and from 6 to 12 feet high (in one- or three-inch increments). Custom sizes mean you will save on carpentry costs when preparing the door frame.
For instance, we make small garage doors for sheds or small garages as narrow as 4-feet wide.
There are no additional fees for getting the exact dimensions you require. Whether you need a 4 x 4 garage door for your farm's animal shelter or a 6 x 4 garage door for your sawmill shelter entrance, all Garaga garage doors are custom made.
That being said, you can install a small garage door the size and design you want on your shed. Find out why having a garage door for your shed or small garage is a must!
Do you need an insulated garage door for your shed or small detached garage?
Will you spend a lot of time in your shed, or will you only use it occasionally? Will it be a workspace, a bedroom, or just a storage area?
A temperature drop can cause damage to your stored items or make you feel cold when inside. It may also create condensation in your shed, causing moisture to be retained.
SFGATE, a well-known global media site, has provided 6 tips for preventing humidity problems in your shed, including caulk, a dehumidifier, a window fan, calcium chloride containers, vents, and simply fresh air.
A heated vs unheated shed
The R-value of your garage door, which is the resistance to heat flow, will vary depending on whether you intend to heat your shed or not. Because of its thickness and insulating material, the insulation level will be different from one garage door design to another. The higher the R-value, the higher the insulation level.
- If you have a heated shed, a value of at least R-12 for your garage door would be ideal.
- If you have a unheated shed, a non-insulated garage door or a garage door insulated with polystyrene (Styrofoam), it can be enough.
The Village Collection overhead garage doors
Made in the USA, the Village Collection garage doors are polystyrene-insulated or non-insulated garage doors. They stand out with their embossed patterns; which add a simple and rustic feel.
They come in 2 styles, Traditional and Carriage House, where you can choose from 10 different designs and 9 trendy colours.
Do you have a lake house or regularly rent the same cottage every summer? This garage door size is very practical if you want to store your jet ski, sea-doo, pool supplies, and toys. Here is the Village Collection I-2 design, Flat base, 5’ x 6’, White, Satin window. The Village Collection garage doors are either polystyrene-insulated or non-insulated. They’re ideal for detached garages and sheds.
The Vantage overhead garage door construction
For energy efficiency, Vantage garage doors are built with polystyrene insulation or Styrofoam, bonded between 2 steel wall, which makes a 3 layer type door. They are 2" thick.
This garage door has steel on both sides and a light woodgrain finish that complements the surrounding trees and green shades. This shed could make a lovely place to store your gardening supplies. Here is the Standard+ Shaker-Flat CC design, 7' x 7', Iron Ore Walnut, Orion 4 lite windows.
The Acadia 138 garage door models
Our Acadia 138 garage doors are polyurethane-insulated with R-12 thermal resistance. Polyurethane is an injected foam that firmly adheres to door surfaces and provides twice the flexion resistance of polystyrene in a comparable door.
For equivalent thicknesses, polyurethane-insulated garage doors provide the best thermal insulation. This is ideal if you intend to use your shed as an office or workspace. If it's sunny outside, you can easily open the small garage door and enjoy a breeze while working. If it's cold or raining, you can close it to keep the heat inside. Here is the Acadia 138 in the Classic CC design, 5' x 7', Ice White.
Contact a garage door specialist about the type of insulation and R-level your project requires. They will gladly explain the ins and outs, and which option is best for you.
How to heat a shed
There are practical and cost-effective ways to heat a shed. Find 7 tips from Shed Windows and More, a family-owned and operated American company that sells outdoor building materials! Here are some of them:
- To keep cold air and water out, start with a well-insulated shed.
- Using a timer or thermostat can help you save energy and avoid forgetting to turn off the heat.
- For portable options, consider a small fan heater or a traditional radiator.
- Adding a wood-burning stove to your shed can make it look more welcoming and warmer for a more stylish option.
Why not install an old-fashioned wood-burning stove in your shed? It would not only heat your shed, but also create a cozy atmosphere. Notice how well the wood-burning stove blends with the natural materials and tones of the shed’s interior? Image from Unsplash.
2 great advantages of having a sectional garage door on a shed
1. Maximized storage space
Think of all the items in your home that you only use seasonally or once a year. Holiday decorations, beach equipment, outdoor furniture, a jet ski, a lawnmower...
It’s challenging to get them out every year without turning everything upside down. Wouldn’t it be best to store those items somewhere for the rest of the year so they don’t take up space that more frequently used items do?
Having a sectional overhead garage door on your shed provides extra storage space and help you keep your belongings organized. As a result, all your belongings would be in one location and easily accessible.
2. Wider door opening
A small sectional overhead garage door provides a wider opening than a door with a limited door width. It makes it much easier to have all-around access and move large items in to out of your shed.
You won't have to worry about your lawnmower or outdoor furniture passing through your door. Unfortunately, when moving large and heavy objects, there is a chance that you might scratch your walls. With a wider entrance, you have more space to avoid touching the frame.
Open your garage door with a single click using a garage door opener
Intend to install an electric garage door opener along with your garage door? What is the best model of garage door opener for a shed?
Do you like this trolley-type garage door opener? The LiftMaster 8355W model is well-known for its quietness and reliability. It includes myQ technology, which allows you to remotely monitor your garage door with your smartphone. Isn't that awesome?
- A trolley or overhead central garage door opener
How does it work? The electric garage door operator is mounted on the ceiling and aligned in the centre of the door. The motor then lifts the door up and down.
- A jackshaft or wall-mounted garage door opener
However, a jackshaft could also be a good option as well if you want to leave space for storage on your ceiling and have less maintenance. Simply secure the garage door opener to the side of the door.
Unlike a trolley, it can be used with any type of door lift. However, having that type of opener is best with high-lift garage doors.
Depending on your building size, the type of garage opener you need will not be the same. For any questions about garage door openers and types of lift, please contact a professional. There are so many models to choose from that having some guidance could be very useful and speed up your research process.
Other LiftMaster accessories you might like
You can also install inside locks to add extra security and keep intruders out of your shed.
With this garage door size, imagine how easy it would be to store a lawnmower, motorcycle, or a four-wheeler. No more struggling to get your items in and out of your shed when you have a wide opening! Here is the Classic MIX design, 8’ x 7’, Charcoal.
Choose a garage door for shed that complements your home
Did you know that small garage doors come in various designs and colors? There are more options than just plain white garage doors. You can choose the same design for your shed and house garage doors so that they complement each other.
Want to make your garage door shed more stylish? Here are some more customization options!
You can add beautiful windows to garage doors to let natural light into your shed. There are so many different types of glass to choose from! Perhaps you prefer glass with textures, lines, or a satiny surface? You can also add decorative grid inserts to the outside of the windows. It's a lovely way to personalize and accessorize your shed.
Our Sandblast glass even allows you to hide the inside view of your shed while allowing the outside light in. That's ideal if you're storing valuable items or prefer privacy while working in your shed.
- Decorative hardware
Another way to dress up your shed and make it stand out is by adding decorative hardware. It is available in various styles to emphasize your house and garage door design.
You can easily install decorative hardware such as hinges and door knockers by yourself!
Did you know that you could personalize your garage door shed as well? Real overlays and windows in the same designs and colors as the house have been chosen here. You can see that the decorative hardware also enhances the shed's appearance and adds a rustic feel. Here is the Eastman E-22 design, 6’ x 7’, Moka Brown door and Ice White overlays, 4 vertical lite Panoramic windows.
Whether you want to match your small sectional garage door to your house or just have a simple white one, it’s time to choose the overhead door you want for your shed!
Now that you know that garage doors exist in very small sizes like 4x6, 5x5 6x6, 6x7 and anything in between because they are custom made to meet your small garage or shed specifications, it’s time to look at all the available options.
Customized garage doors for houses and sheds
You already own a Garaga garage door? That’s even better because we can simply look at what garage door design and color you chose for the one already installed on your house and pick the same for your shed.
Garaga has a wide selection of residential garage doors with more than 35 designs and 10 colors. To help you find the garage door of your dreams quickly, we classified our garage door designs into the 3 most popular house styles:
- Our Traditional style is ideal if you want a timeless design because it is known for its classic and simple details.
- Our Contemporary style is perfect if you love modern architecture and clean lines.
- Our Carriage House style is the best for adding the charm of yesteryear swinging doors.
If you are more visual, we have a Design Centre where you can create your own garage door and see what it would like on your house. You can experiment with various colors, designs, windows, and other features. After finding the perfect match, you can request a free quote via email!
For more technical information, feel free to ask one of our garage door experts.