Let’s discuss 2 car garage dimensions. Whether you’re building or remodeling, we cover the most common questions. These sizes apply to residential homes, not commercial projects.
At Doorvana, we want to help you build or remodel by sharing inside info we’ve gathered over the years. Let’s get started.
Standard 2 car garage dimensions
16′ wide x 7′ tall is the standard 2-car garage door size. Speculative builders use this size because it’s the least expensive standard height. Saving money is a good thing when you’re building hundreds of homes per neighborhood. It also keeps the retail price down for new homeowners.
Oversized 2 car garage dimensions
An oversized garage door will be 8′ tall but could be 16′ or 18′ wide. Our custom builders usually opt for an 18′ x 8′ oversized 2-car garage opening. Taller doors are usually reserved for RVs or boats.
What size 2 car garage door do you recommend?
If you’re building a new home, we recommend an 18′ x 8′ two-car garage door. The extra 2′ of width and 1′ of height give you a bit of breathing room. Whether you need to squeeze a trash bin or bicycle by, you’ll be thankful for the extra room.
Can you change the size of your 2 car garage door?
Anything is possible. In the past, clients have spent around $5K to convert two 1 car garage openings into a 2 car garage. A renovation project like that requires an engineer, permit, new framing, paint, sheetrock, and cased openings.
Call us at 817-500-5988 if you still have questions. Our experienced team of local garage door experts is standing by.