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Headroom refers to the distance between the door height and the lowest point of the ceiling or any obstruction such as an opener rail, pipes, or ductwork. For more information on commercial garage door repair, give us a call today!
Backroom refers to the distance from the door to the nearest obstruction inside the opening. The door height plus 23 inches for a 2-inch track and 25 inches for a 3-inch track is required for proper door installation. Additional backroom is required for the installation of an automatic door opener. Learn more about overhead door repair by giving us a call!
It depends on the type of spring and track system that will be installed with your new door. There are many options available to complement your building. Options such as follow the roof, highlift, full vertical track, spring cycles, door weights, and track thickness can all impact the amount of clearance required. Standard headroom requirements for a door with torsion springs and a 2-inch thick track with a 15-inch radius require 16 inches. However, changes will directly affect the clearance needed. It is always best to have a professional dealer or overhead door repair specialist look at the opening to determine the best track application and clearance required.
You will need:

  • C clamps or locking pliers
  • Hammer
  • Screwdrivers
  • Tape measure
  • Level
  • Socket wrench kit
  • Combination open-end wrench
  • Impact driver

To learn more about installing your doors, contact our commercial garage door repair and installation specialists today!

Unwinding standard torsion springs requires specific tools and training. Due to the dangerous nature of this process, we recommend you contact a local overhead door repair professional to remove the tension from the springs.

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