How much do Garage Doors weigh?

How much do garage doors weigh?

The average single car garage door weighs 125 pounds. The average double car garage weighs around 200 pounds. Insulation adds another 10-15 pounds, so account for the addition. It’s vital that you don’t guestimate your garage door weight and properly weigh it to find the proper spring size your door will need. Wood doors can weigh up to 500lbs depending on the size.

Uninsulated Steel Single Garage Door Weight Chart

The following chart is for uninsulated, 25-Gauge, 2 inch steel single garage doors.

Garage Door SizeThicknessWeight
8x7ft2" Steel112lb
8x8ft2" Steel128lb
9x7ft2" Steel125lb
9x8ft2" Steel143lb

Insulated Single Garage Door Weight Chart

The following chart is for insulated, 1-3/8 in. thick polystyrene single garage doors.

Garage Door SizeTypeInsulated WithWeight
8x7ft25-Gauge steel1-3/8" Polystyrene117lb
8x8ft25-Gauge steel1-3/8" Polystyrene118lb
9x7ft25-Gauge steel1-3/8" Polystyrene118lb
9x8ft25-Gauge steel1-3/8" Polystyrene131lb

Uninsulated Steel Double Garage Door Weight Chart

The following weight chart is for uninsulated, 25-Gauge, 2 inch steel double garage doors.

Garage Door SizeThicknessWeight
15 ft. 6 in. x 7 ft2" Steel209lb
16 ft. x 7 ft.2" Steel216lb

Insulated Double Garage Door Weight Chart

Garage Door SizeTypeInsulated WithWeight
15 ft. 6 in. x 7 ft.25-Gauge steel1-3/8" Polystyrene183lb
16 ft. x 7 ft25-Gauge steel1-3/8" Polystyrene203lb

What spring should I use for my garage door?

The best way to find out the spring for your garage door is to check the exact model and look it up. If you don’t know the make or model of your garage door, you should weigh your garage door for an accurate measurement.

Do NOT simply look at these charts and decide which spring you should use as all brands have various weights. Garage door springs can be dangerous so do your due diligence.

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