There are some types of garage door you can find now in the market. Each door has its own size and dimension. You can check which kind of door which will suit you. However, commonly dimensions available are only meant for normal car, and it should only fit one car. What if you have more than 1 vehicle? Should you increase your garage door, or should you re-design your garage? What is the standard 2 car garage door size and how could you precisely measure your garage? Here are some ways which may be able to guide you.
Actually, there’s no fit size which can be used as a strict guide to build a 2 car door. However, you need to know in most garages on builder’s plans you usually find online, they are usually way too small. Commonly, their dimensions are only 20 x 20. And with such width and height, it’s most unlikely a full sized SUV can even fit there. So, at the bare minimum, you have to at least have clear space about two feet on behind and front of even the longest vehicle you have. So, look up or measure your car’s length, and add 4 feet of each measurement. You should go from there.
Basically, if you want to park your two cars in one line, you need to have very long garage, but it doesn’t really matter about the width. On the contrary, if you want to park your cars side by side, you have to make wider garage door. Measure the width of your cars one by one, then add them up. The result should be added 4 feet, so there will be enough space for your cars inside. Commonly, you need two feet between your two cars and another two feet on each side. However, car widths don’t usually vary as much as length, due to all cars need to drive in the same lanes. But still, there would be variations, even it’s not much. So it depends of your car’s width.
Commonly, two-bay section in a garage which accommodate larger cars or more than 1 vehicle is 27 feet wide and 25 feet deep. For some people 16 x 18 are way too standard for a double garage door width, so it’s better to have 18’ wide, assuming you have 8’ wide of single doors. But one single 16 feet wide door can also let you park your cars side by side in comfort.
How to measure your garage to fit standard 2 car garage door size? First, if you intend to replace your old garage door into a new one, you need to measure your old door. If your old garage was door less, measure carefully the height and width of the opening. Don’t forget to check clearance above its opening to make sure there will be enough room for garage tracks. This way is used if you intend to install your garage door by yourself. If you’re not sure, it doesn’t hurt either if you ask professional handle the job.