I'm in the process of designing a shed for the back yard and while
talking to my neighbor he suggested that an overhead door might be the
way to go.
The shed is going to be 12x12 and I was planning on having a 5' wide
door. Does anyone know of a supplier that makes an overhead door
about 5' or 6' wide and less than 8' tall?
Go by the nearest rental storage place, and read the nameplates on their
doors. The small size bays are about that wide. And like a venetian
blind, they can make it whatever height you want. A typical big-box will
only want to sell the usual 'garage' sizes.
Having said all that, I am dubious. Traditional barn doors or sliding
panels are a lot cheaper and more forgiving if the shed moves around,
and you can get away with a less beefy roof structure. Not to mention
the inside space an OH door takes. A rolldown security shutter would
work, but being a niche item, those are usually pretty expensive.
Off the wall thought- is there a truck salvage dealer near you? An
overhead door off a delivery truck sounds like about the size that you
are looking for. Of course, they will make you paint over the 'UPS' or
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