Garage Door Opener Clearance: How Much Do You Need?

Even if you have low ceilings, installing a garage door opener is still possible.

Find out how much clearance you need for your garage door opener below.

How much clearance to install a garage door opener?

Torsion springs require around 12″ of clearance, extension springs require 10″ for your garage door opener. You’ll also need to account for the opener being installed at least 10 feet away from the front wall.

Double-check your garage door opener’s instructions before installation.

Can you install a garage door opener with low clearance?

You can install a low headroom kit if you don’t have enough headroom to install your garage door opener. You’ll be able to reduce the headroom required by 4.5 inches.

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