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Standard Garage door height? 7' or 8'

Hey everyone. Are standard garage doors on most new cookie cutter type of houses 7' or 8' tall? I think I settled on getting a 5x10 trailer, but I'm wondering if I can get one that has the extended height on it. Extended height puts it at 87" outside height where the standard is like 77" outside height. I'd like to do the extended height to be able to kinda standup in the trailer. Anyone know on what I should expect most garage door heights to be at?

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7' is the norm. I paid extra for my 8footer. and te sales guy looked at me like i had snakes coming out of my ears when I asked for it.




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7' is the norm. I paid extra for my 8footer. and te sales guy looked at me like i had snakes coming out of my ears when I asked for it.
I am considering buying a new house would it be safe to assume that if I buy new construction I can expect to be able to request that then?

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I am considering buying a new house would it be safe to assume that if I buy new construction I can expect to be able to request that then?

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most definitely it is an option. oddly enough it was only 100 bucks extra on mine

i would also opt for a deeper pour on your full basement. an extra foot in ceiling height is awesome when finishing it.




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Equally important is to opt for an extra wide door....16' is standard for a double, but I would highly recommend 18'.
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Thanks guys. Good idea on all three of those recommendations.
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You could go deeper on the garage also my avalanche barely fits my neighbor had his garage extended 4' so his quad cab fits with enough room to walk around it
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Build a 3000 sq/ft garage attached to a 2000 sq/ft house, and you'll be set!
Sounds like the plans for my next home




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I'm gonna be looking at this model in March . The garage is 28' 1" x 19' 9".

http://www.williamryanhomes.com/corp...p?modelid=1155

Should work out pretty good the 3rd car spot would be dedicated to bikes. I'd love to have that 3rd spot be tandemed but it would take out the fireplace in the family room and kill the ability to have those windows in there.

Can't wait to get out of the condo! I've got race stands sitting in my damn living room right now!
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I really like that floorplan. very nice.




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I'm gonna be looking at this model in March . The garage is 28' 1" x 19' 9".

http://www.williamryanhomes.com/corp...p?modelid=1155

Should work out pretty good the 3rd car spot would be dedicated to bikes. I'd love to have that 3rd spot be tandemed but it would take out the fireplace in the family room and kill the ability to have those windows in there.

Can't wait to get out of the condo! I've got race stands sitting in my damn living room right now!
Make it a 4 car. At a glance you won't even notice the larger 2nd door. Just a thought.

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SO, good suggestions.

We have the wide two car door with the 8' height.

The third car garage has a single door and I wish I would have gotten it wider, but it is also 8' tall. We had an extra 2' put in between the 2 car and the three car doors, which makes it far more space inside. We also put an extra 3' in length in the garage (in front of the cars). This is a huge help.

So, when we did our lake house, we added even more length and upped the interior depth to 25. It is PERFECT.

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