Which Is Best? Single or Double Garage Door?

Which Is Best? Single or Double Garage Door?

If you’re designing a new garage or replacing your garage door, then size matters. Specifically, the size of your garage door. In your design planning, you may have come across doors of different sizes – single garage doors and double garage doors. A single garage door generally has maximum dimensions of 10 x 7 feet, while a double garage door can measure as much as 16 x 7 feet.

So, how do you know what you need for your garage?

Determining if a single garage door is enough

There are a few things to consider when deciding if a single garage door is right for your garage. First of all, what do you use your garage for? If you don’t use your garage for storing a vehicle, then a single garage door will probably be enough.

If you’re parking a single car in your garage, then a single will be fine in most cases, unless you have a large car like an SUV. You want to make sure there’s plenty of room to get out on either side of the car, so measure up your car against the garage door to determine if you’ll need more room than a single door provides.

If you park two or more vehicles in your garage, then you will definitely need more than a single garage door.

Two single doors vs. one double door

If you’ve decided that a single garage door won’t cut it, then you have two choices – a double garage door or two single garage doors. Part of this decision will come down to aesthetics and tastes. Which design do you prefer the look of? Some designers will advise that a large, double door is quite imposing and can disrupt the look of the front of your house, while two single doors look more balanced.

If you’re parking two vehicles in your garage, then they can just as easily fit through two smaller doors than one large door. However, remember to consider the size of each vehicle. Larger vehicles will fit more easily through a double garage door, giving you plenty of space to exit the vehicle and move around it in the garage.

Two single doors can also be more practical than a double door. If your double door malfunctions, then you could end up locked in or out of your garage, whereas one of two single doors malfunctioning still leaves you with one functioning door to use. Plus, two single garage doors can also be more efficient as they let in less air from outside. This means that less cold air enters your garage in the winter and less hot air in the summer.

Once you’ve decided what is right for your garage, you can call us at Carolina Garage Door for all your installation needs around Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville.


Turn your garage into a man cave for football season


Football season is upon us and people all around the country are making plans for viewing parties when the season starts. Your garage could be the perfect place for watching the game, so read on for our tips on how to turn your garage into a “man cave” this football season.

The screen

You don’t want to be huddled around a tiny TV to watch the game. Give the sport the justice it deserves with a large, widescreen TV or, better yet, a projector to display the game on a blank wall in your garage if you have one that’s suitable. If you don’t have enough electrical outlets in your garage for everything you need, considering having new ones added or else running long extension cables into your house if it’s feasible.

The seating

Comfort is key for viewing parties, so you should make sure that you’ve got enough comfortable seating for everyone. If you don’t want to lug your home furnishings out to the garage every time, then it’s a better idea to get sofas and chairs that live in your garage permanently. For extra comfort, recliners are obviously the way forward.

The snacks

No football game is complete without a selection of snacks and drinks to accompany it. Make sure your fridge and cupboards are well-stocked before the season starts.

The garage door

If you don’t want to take the “cave” aspect of your man cave too literally, then there are some upgrades you can make to your garage door to make the space airier and more welcoming. There are various options for garage doors that let air and light into your garage and make access easier, such as swinging or gate-style garage doors, or a screen door for the added benefit of keeping insects and debris out.

Staying warm

The weather’s going to start getting colder, so a portable heater or a permanent heating system in your garage will make your viewing parties more comfortable. You don’t want your energy bills to skyrocket though, so making sure your garage and garage door are properly insulated can help to keep the heat in and the bills down.

If you need a new garage door for your perfect viewing parties this season, contact us at Carolina Garage Door for installation services around Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville. If you’re going ahead without replacing your garage door, then a pre-season tune-up could be a good idea to make sure there are no hitches in your plan.