Measure the width of the door opening at the widest point. This is the distance between the right and left sides of the finished opening. The inside of the garage door should be framed with 2in. x 6in. wood jambs.
Measure the height of the door opening at the highest point. This is the distance between the floor and the top of the finished opening.
Measure the width of the areas beside the openings. 3-3/4 in. is required on each side for installation of the vertical track.
Measure the area between the top of the door opening and the ceiling. Carriage House doors require 15in. of headroom and all the other doors require a minimum of 12in. of headroom for the door installation. An additional 3in. is required for the installation of an automatic door operator.
Installations with less than measurements shown above will require special hardware.
Measure the distance from the opening to the rear of the garage.
(The door height, plus an additional 18in. is required for the door installation or an additional 50 in. plus door height if installing an automatic opener.)
The Kendra style is designed to look like two sets of elegant French doors. Each panel has two panes across and a minimum of four panes down.
The Madeleine style is designed to look like a stationary door in the center, with two operating doors, one on either side. Each panel has three panes across and a minimum of four panes down.
The Jennifer style is designed to look like a single set of elegant French doors. Each panel has three panes across and a minimum of four panes down.
The Christina style, our most recent addition, is designed to resemble two sets of elegant French doors, with less grill work and a streamlined finish. Each panel has one pane across, and a minimum of four panes down. The Christina is beautiful on any traditional home, and also pairs perfectly on today’s modern home with contemporary flair.
To download our installation guide, click this link: The FrenchPorte garage door installation guide.