Akins Garage Door Service of Hermitage LLC
(615) 481-3508
Owner: John and Chandra Akins

How To Measure
Your Garage Door

Are you needing measurements for your garage door to have a new one installed? Are you curious on how to do that with accuracy? Let us help with that by following our How-To guide. If you have further questions, please contact us.


Measure the width of your garage door at it's widest point. The garage door should be framed with 2" x 6" wood and it's important to look for any irregularities.


Measure the height of your garage door at it's highest point. Also be sure to look for any irregularities such as uneven flooring.


Next, measure the width of the areas that are beside the garage door opening. Up to 5" is important to have and required on each side for the vertical track.


Also, don't forget to measure the door opening at the top and the ceiling.


The last step requires that you measure the opening to the back of the garage. If you are going with a section garage door, it requires the door height plus an extra 18". And, if you are going with an electronic opener, it's important that it has enough room for the door height plus 4'2".

Things to Keep in Mind

Here are a few things that you'll want to keep in mind while measuring your garage door:

  1. Look for electrical outlets for door opener use.
  2. Are there any lighting or stairs that will obstruct the garage door?
  3. Are your wood jambs in good condition?
  4. Look at the level of your flooring.
  5. Is there any pipe or duct work that might obstruct your garage door?


Here at Akins Garage Door Service of Hermitage LLC, we provide a fantastic selection of garage doors. We always carry the latest styles and construction and we also offer customization so you can get exactly what you want in a garage door. We carry only one brand of openers and that is Chamberlain. We stand behind our work and honestly, Chamberlain is the only one we will stand behind. Our service technicians work with you to select the proper garage door for your home or business and we also work on tractor trailer doors and commercial entry doors. Give AAkins Garage Door Service of Hermitage LLC a call today to schedule your garage door sales or service appointment.

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