Garage Door Conversions Replace Two Garage Doors With One
Improve The Security And Curb Appeal Of Your Home
And Much More
Convert Two Garage Bays Into One
Garage Doors From Independent Overhead Doors
Makes Room For Bigger, Wider Vehicles
It may seem like both the single garage door and the double garage door have the same functionality. In reality, that’s not really the case. When given a choice, most people agree that one larger door is not only more convenient but also much more practical. A single larger garage door better accommodates today’s wider cars and SUV’s. IOD can expertly convert your two-bay garage into a single bay including any needed header work.
If your smaller single garage doors are damaged or too small to fit newer wider vehicles, you might consider their conversion to one double door. While each garage door project is unique, we follow some basic procedures.
Step 1: We Inspect the stability of the garage. This means we check for any needed header and support work. Independent Overhead Doors will never compromise the safety or structural integrity of your garage. We ensure we can move forward with the project and that we have the needed materials on hand. The project is done quickly and efficiently.
Step 2: Replace or repair the header of the garage. A pillar separates side by side single garage doors. We remove this pillar so the double door will fit. We make sure we reinforce the structure to support it after removing the pillar.
Step 3: Remove the existing single garage doors. We safely relieve the tension on any springs so that we can remove the doors and hardware. Torsion springs are under tremendous pressure. Only professionals should adjust them.
Step 4: Remove the center post and complete supporting header work. This is the horizontal support which will run across the top of the garage door. This is one of the most critical components during garage door conversions since it provides the support needed for the roof or brickwork.
Step 5: Install the new larger garage door. It’s very important that we use the correct spring for the new garage door selected. Double garage doors are much heavier than single ones. You will most likely need a torsion spring and thus 12” header clearance. Also, openers for double garage doors need to have sufficient horsepower to operate the heavier door safely.