Replacing nonstandard size garage door

esgaJuly 29, 2007

Can anyone give me some advice about options for replacing a 10' wide garage door? It's wood, and falling apart beyond repair, so it has to be replacement. I just started looking at Lowe's and HD for comparison and am told this is not a standard size.

I will contact some independents too - but now I fear this is going to turn into a really big budget problem.

I could check into having the opening narrowed by a foot, but should I talk to the installers about this before hiring a contractor? Lowe's and HD folks weren't interested in talking further once they learned it might not be a standard size (I went home and measured again, but there's no doubt).

Any advice welcome.

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doorguy06

A ten foot wide door is not uncommon. They are every where. It will cost about $20.00 more than a 9 foot wide door. If anyone is telling you different, they are taking you for a ride. $500-$700 will get you in the ball park depending upon if you want an insulated or non insulated door. It will cost you more to narrow the opening 1 foot. Find someone who knows what they are talking about.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2007 at 9:33PM
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esga

Thanks so much! I started pricing doors last year, and I now I told the salesperson then that it was 10' and I didn't get the "we-can't-deal-with-this" story then, so I was suprised when I went back to them last week. I will definitely look for a more knowledgeable sales force.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2007 at 11:24AM
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randy427

They may not stock 10' doors, but they can certainly order them. Ask to see their vendor catalogs to look at the various styles, colors and qualities.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2007 at 9:17PM
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esga

Thanks again. I have been delaying on this because I've dreaded dealing with something I thought would be really difficult. This gives me hope that it will be fairly simple after all.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2007 at 11:20AM
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