How it s done measure the width and height of the front and back walls.
Making garage door bigger.
One way to do it would be to get wall extensions for the entire the garage and then cut the roof of the garage off lifting it up to the height you want it.
I had had problem getting my tractor in with the rops up and getting some larger tru.
The garage door on the house we are buying is too narrow to fit most cars through see photo.
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Remove the wood frame pieces and.
Because garage doors are usually sized to snugly fit the dimensions of the garage itself making the door larger usually means making the garage larger.
Frame the rough opening to 3 inches wider than the garage door size you have selected.
If there isn t enough room above the opening this can t be done without raising the roof of the garage.
The span above the door opening is framed with a long header that supports the wall area above the door and this header will need to be raised or rebuilt in order to increase the overall door size.
Buy your larger garage door.
If the door is 7 tall frame the opening 7 1 5.
Next take the measurements you have and go buy your bigger garage door.
How to make a door frame wider step 1.
I d like to get an estimate on expanding the door frame area see red circle properly reinforcing the top and installing a new garage door single car.
Pry the molding away from the wall with a pry bar making sure not to damage the drywall around the door.
If you are installing a 9 wide door the opening will be 9 3 wide.
Remove the existing door from the frame by unscrewing the screws on the hinges and lifting the door away.
Things you ll need drill phillips head drill bit hammer tape measure black marker jigsaw level 2 by 4 by 8 piece of lumber hand saw siding stripping small box of nails small box of 3 1 2 inch screws garage door.
Making room for a bigger garage door.