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what is the rough opening for a standard 8 x 7 roll up garage door?

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    tcusterposted 8 years ago

    what is the rough opening for a standard 8 x 7 roll up garage door?

    I am building a work shop and have flexibility in the rough opening.

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    joseph houstonposted 8 years ago

    Your opening should be framed to the extra size.  this also means that you need to trim it out, so your finished opening will be approximately 3 inches less than the door size.

  3. Sweeps Luck profile image79
    Sweeps Luckposted 8 years ago

    If the garage door is a sectional door, make the opening 8 X 7. You can get the pvc weatherstripping to nail up on the outside of the jamb to close off the gap.

    If you are using a roll-up (barrel door) you can make it  three inches less the door size.

    The reason i dont frame a door three inches less than the door size witha sectional door is because you are losing three inches of clearance on an already small opening.

  4. commercialprintin profile image57
    commercialprintinposted 7 years ago

    You are looking at about 3 inches Tcuster

 
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