|Today's Thought of the Day
The difference between 8-foot and 9-foot is more than 1-foot
Single-wide garage doors can make a huge difference in terms of complementing your home's architectural design and street appeal. But in another case of practical MEETS aesthetics, be sure your garage is large enough to take 9-foot wide garage doors.
One homeowner we talked with, moving from a home with one double wide (16-foot) door into a new, custom built home with two 8-foot wide garage doors lived for years with having to fold the mirrors in on her minivans every time she came home.
Even when it was raining or snowing outside, she had to power the windows down and manually fold the mirrors in-an expensive lesson learned after suffering the consequences of knocking off one of those expensive side mirrors.
If possible, you'll want a minimum 24'-wide garage when planning for two individual 9'-wide garage doors (leaving 2-feet wide return walls at each end and a 2-foot dividing wall between the doors.)