There are four main types of garage doors: roll-up, sliding, swing-out or tilt-up. The most popular and inexpensive style is the roll-up sectional garage door, which, when open, horizontally hangs from the ceiling of the garage. Sliding garage doors often mimic barn doo...
Residential garage door parts are available from Menards, Home Depot and American Garage Door Supply. American Garage Door Supply is strictly online, while Home Depot has locations across the United States. Menards has locations across the Midwest.
Most garage doors are 8 feet by 7 feet or 9 feet by 7 feet. The size of the doors is dependent on the home and what will be stored in the garage.
The NewAir G73, Broan-NuTone 6201 and Fahrenheat FUH54 are good residential garage heaters, according to Space Heater Center. Other highly rated models include the King KBP2406 and the Lasko 675919.
Automatic garages use an electrical motor to open and close the door. Because garage doors are so heavy, this motors connects to a cable and pulley system and a large torsion spring to convert the fast motor rotation into a slow and smooth pulling action.
Garage doors typically range from 9 feet to 20 feet wide and 7 feet to 8 feet tall. Popular widths for one-car garage doors are 8 feet, 9 feet or 10 feet, while those for two-car garage doors are 12 feet, 14 feet or 16 feet.
Some different types of garage doors for the home include short and long raised-panel doors, flush panel doors, garage doors with grooved panels and carriage house styles. Additional garage door types include aluminum and glass styles, insulated doors and full glass doo...