The average size of a double garage is 18x8 feet. There are basically two choices when it comes to
designing a double garage. You can choose between a double garage
with one door and a double garage with two doors. Aesthetically, two
single doors may be preferable but on balance we would recommend
going for a double door. It’s less expensive, particularly if you
want your garage doors motorized and with no central pillar in the garage entrance - it’s one less piece of masonry that might jump out and
scrape the car.
No matter what door configuration
you choose the following recommended minimum double garage sizes
- Width - 22ft / 6.7m minimum
- Length - 20ft / 6m minimum
- Door width - 9ft / 2.7m minimum
(single garage door width)
- Door width - 16ft / 4.8m minimum
(double garage door width)
are the common building materials for a double garage?
Wood garage doors are built with layers, or plies, to prevent
warping. Woods include cedar, redwood, fir and meranti (luan). Wood
doors may be factory-stained or painted, or finished on-site.
The best steel garage doors are made of two layers of galvanized
steel, the surface of which is either primed and painted with a tough
topcoat finish or clad with a composite material. Steel doors can be
painted to match your home and are available with or without
insulation. The downside of steel doors is that they can be dented
and are subject to corrosion, especially in coastal areas.
Garage doors fitted with aluminum panels eliminate the problem of
rust but are easier to dent. They are available in contemporary
brushed finishes, as well as in many colors. (Translucent glass
panels may be used in place of aluminum panels; these admit daylight
without compromising privacy or security.)
Garage doors made from fiberglass are less subject to denting or
cracking. They do not rust but can break upon impact. Two layers of
fiberglass are typically bonded to a steel frame and filled with
polyurethane insulation. Steel end caps help improve rigidity.
Vinyl garage doors are promoted as being ‘kid-proof’, because
they are difficult to dent or break. Typically built upon steel
frames, these too are filled with polyurethane insulation. Vinyl
doors look similar to fiberglass doors but are available in fewer
colors. They are very durable and require little maintenance aside
from an occasional hosing.
How much would it cost to build a double garage in
The answer depends on
many factors. Because there is an incredibly broad range of styles
and qualities of garage doors, prices are all over the place…from
about 20,000 INR for a low-end wood composite door that you must
install yourself to 500,000 INR or more for a fully loaded high-end
door with installation.
If you’ll want an
automatic door opener, add 12,000 INR to 19,000 INR. These figures
don’t include tax or the cost of oversight by a general contractor if the job is being done as part of a bigger building project. The
only way to really pin down a price is to figure out what you want
and get bids—it’s wise to get at least three.
What are the different door types for double garages?
In order to figure out
how to correctly install the garage door that is ideal for your home,
it is important to know the dimensions of the various sizes that are
available. Below are the specifications of standard residential
garage door sizes, specifically single garage door sizes and double
garage door sizes.
Single Garage Door
Standard single garage doors have measurements of 10 x 7 feet, 9 x 7
feet and 8 x 7 feet all around. These sizes are ideal for standard
homes that require accommodation for a van, sports utility vehicle
(SUV), a small truck or a car. Households with a large vehicle or
multiple vehicles to park inside should think about getting another
size garage door.
RVs and large trucks
are not the kinds of vehicles that can fit easily through a single
garage door. If you need storage for a lot of items apart from your
vehicles, then a bigger size door just might be the right choice for
your home. If you are constructing a new home, make sure that the
garage is a size that will meet you current needs. It is also
important to ensure that the garage will have the capacity to meet
future needs if a larger vehicle or other vehicles are added to the
household fleet or if more storage space is needed in the future.
Double Garage Door
the standard doors have measurements of 16 x 7 feet, 14 x 7 feet and
12 x 7 feet. These garage doors are designed for garages that
accommodate bigger vehicles and they are also ideal for households
with multiple vehicles.
These lengths are
offered by manufacturers for both double and single garage doors.
This should be kept in mind when you are shopping around for garage
doors. You should also consider the length of the vehicle you
currently own or planning to buy before deciding on the one that is
best suited for you. This will ensure that you will have enough space
to satisfy your needs.
There are several
different garage door designs to choose from, and each has their own benefits and weaknesses:
Retractable Garage Doors: single panel garage doors. An advantage of a retractable garage
door is that it is designed specifically for electrical operation.
Retractable garage doors will require more space inside your garage
than other options.
designed as a compact solution and are typically built with
corrugated steel panels. This allows the entire garage door to
smoothly roll up into a box directly atop the opening in the garage.
Roll up doors are often more expensive than other garage door types
but are one of the most space efficient types. Roller Garage Doors
are also very durable, secure, and usually require little maintenance
doors: the most popular design of garage door on the Indian market.
Sectional doors are typically built with automatic garage door
openers for quiet and smooth operation.These doors are usually made
up of 3-8 large panels that retract up overhead to the ceiling of the
garage. This can limit the storage space on the ceiling of smaller
garages. Due to the popularity of sectional garage doors, there are
many options when it comes to appearance. There is a large selection
of sectional door designs and finishes available to match your home.
use steel hinges to open outward unlike any other garage door design.
This allows for maximum height in your garage enabling more ceiling
storage space and drive-thru room for larger vehicles.However, they
usually require manual operation and are not used for driving in and
out of. Side-hinged doors are typically installed by those that are
using their garage as a workshop or for long-term vehicle storage.
Since side-hinged doors install in pairs, it is great for controlling
how much fresh air or breeze you want while working on projects in