Question about garage door size...


I have an existing garage door on a small one car garage that I use more for storage than anything else. It's an old garage with a wooden door on it currently.
Question is, I measured the size of the actual wooden door itself and it comes out to 94" (7' 8") width and 78" (6' 5") in height. When I look at garage doors in the weekly circular the closest I see listed is a standard size of 8' x 7'. When they quote these sizes, are they quoting what it will be with the hardware or the door itself?
If it's the door itself, I'm assuming I'll have to contact a garage door specialty place for a custom size?
Thanks for any help.
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Thats the size of the door itself. Standard "roll up" doors don't fit INSIDE the opening, they go on the inside of the garage, AGAINST the opening, therefore there would be a 2" overlap on either SIDE of your opening and about 6" ABOVE your opening. A narrow piece of weatherstrip all around seals the edges against weather. The hardware holds in it place. This is a simple job for an installer as long as you have the overhead and side clearance inside the garage.
Go look at a neighbors 'overhead' door and see how they work.
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Well, not really. Modern garages are finish framed to the nominal door size. In other words, when I design a garage for a 8' x 7' door, that is the exact size of the opening we leave after the finish jambs are in place. The door fits into the opening and a temporary trim strip keeps it from falling through the opening until the tracks are in place. The only overlap is the 3/4" trim with the rubber flap all around the edge which is nailed in place after the door is fitted and the temporary trim is removed.
When you are retrofitting an older garage, you work with what you have.
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snipped-for-privacy@ivorypetal.com says...

You need an 8' x 6 1/2' door. It's a fairly common size for an older garage, I install a couple a year. They are readily available at lumber yards, but will have to be ordered at a Home Depot, for instance. It will overhang the sides a bit, but this shouldn't be a problem.
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If you are in the market for a door and have a Wayne Dalton dealer near you be sure to check them out for pricing. They make great doors and despite early problems with their Idrive opener, the current ones are terrific and fit right above the door instead of in the middle of the ceiling. We had 3 installed last year and they are working great and you don't have to install the extra safety eyes at the base of the opening if you go with a non pinch WD doors.

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Ask people who gave you quote how the hell can any one gave you answer Tony

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