How to Measure Garage Door Track Radius: What You Need to Know

Published on September 8, 2022

Before installing a new garage door or upgrading an existing one, you must measure the available space and track the radius to ensure proper installation. This blog examines how to measure garage door track radius to ensure your project is successful.

How to Measure the Track Radius of Your Garage Door

Fortunately, measuring the track radius of your garage door is relatively straightforward when you follow these steps.

Measure Your Garage Door Width and Door Height

First, measure the width of your garage door. When closed, this is the measurement from left to right across the top of your garage door.

Next, measure its height. When closed, this is the measurement from top to bottom of your garage door. You’ll then need to add these two measurements to get an idea of how long your track radius will be.

Measure the Sides of Your Garage Door

The next step is to measure the sides of your garage door. The distance between these two measurements is the track radius.

The track radius is the distance between your garage door’s center and the track’s center. It’s important to measure this because it will help you to install the garage door’s vertical track, horizontal track, and torsion springs.

The vertical track and torsion springs enable the garage door to open upwards. Meanwhile, the horizontal track guides the garage door in a horizontal position.

These measurements also help with the high-lift track. This feature extends the garage door’s track to hug the wall and rise higher before the horizontal curve.

Measure Your Garage Door’s Headroom

The next step in learning how to measure garage door track radius is knowing the headroom track of your garage door. This is the distance between the top of your garage door and the ceiling of your garage.

You can find this by measuring from the highest point on your garage door to the ceiling above it, then subtracting that number from the total height of your garage door. For example: If the Garage Door is 7 feet high and the ceiling is 8 feet high the headroom required is one foot (or 12 inches).

Measure Your Garage Depth

You’ll want to measure from the inside edges of the garage door. This is important because you want to ensure your door will fit in your garage space. If it doesn’t, you need to figure out how big a new opening you’ll need to create inside the sides and back of your wall.

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