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    Just wondering if anyone has experience with raising their garage door entry height. Currently my garage door is the standard height, I believe that is 7 feet and would like to increase it by a foot to 8. I know when I built my detached garage years ago at another house it was super cheap to go from a 7 to an 8 footer but anything after that was pretty expensive.

    I know it can be done framing wise but my bigger concern is the garage door itself. The house is new so I would like to just add a panel if possible? If it comes down to replacing the entire door its likely not worth the hassle.

    Has anybody done this or know if it is possible?

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    8' doors are 5-18" panels or 4-24" panels. Nobody makes a 12" panel to add that foot, so you are talking a whole new door

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    On most garages, it's not a trivial thing to completely re-frame the door either. You can't just cut everything out, as you need to support the load of the roof while you are working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyL View Post
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    8' doors are 5-18" panels or 4-24" panels. Nobody makes a 12" panel to add that foot, so you are talking a whole new door
    Exactly the answer I was looking for, appreciate the reply! Likely turns it into a 1500$ job so not worth it unfortunately!

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    On most garages, it's not a trivial thing to completely re-frame the door either. You can't just cut everything out, as you need to support the load of the roof while you are working.
    Ya I have built several garages, not trivial but not complicated either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigcd View Post
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    Ya I have built several garages, not trivial but not complicated either!
    Well in that case you know 10x more than me, go nuts. Would just hate someone to get in over their head, but sounds like you have this cased out pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Well in that case you know 10x more than me, go nuts. Would just hate someone to get in over their head, but sounds like you have this cased out pretty good.
    Well if I didnt have to replace the door you could have come to help. Its definitely a cheap beer included type of job haha

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    I can come over and act like a know-it-all, anytime.
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    I'll come too! I can act like a know-it-all too!

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    Sounds like a party.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyL View Post
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    I'll come too! I can act like a know-it-all too!
    But, but, but you are a know-it-all when it comes to Garage Doors.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyL View Post
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    I'll come too! I can act like a know-it-all too!
    Can I borrow you to help me drink a cold one and install a 9' opening height package? Mostly I just want to chill and say words like package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EK 2.0 View Post
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    But, but, but you are a know-it-all when it comes to Garage Doors.....
    Well at least someone thinks so

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyL View Post
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    I'll come too! I can act like a know-it-all too!
    Sorry @ExtraSlow but if @AndyL is coming I might have to buy premium beer! I know this guys a door pro! Haha

    Anyway, not happening unless I can find someone who is interested in buying my current door for a half decent price. Its only 6 months old and has a faux wood finish, actually looks awesome. Andy if you have any contacts in the bus. feel free to PM me

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyL View Post
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    I made my garage door 8 feet tall completely by mistake haha. Ordered the garage package, built the whole garage.....and forgot to account for a 1 foot high pony wall, so my door opening was 8" for a 7" door. Luckily they do make 8 foot doors and I just ordered a fancier door anyways, with some windows in the top panel to boot Best mistake ever! The garage door is so close to the ceiling when opened, that a standard garage door opener wouldn't even work, so had to get a sweet side mount, double bonus!

    Sorry doesn't help you, just throwing out a story out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eblend View Post
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    I made my garage door 8 feet tall completely by mistake haha. Ordered the garage package, built the whole garage.....and forgot to account for a 1 foot high pony wall, so my door opening was 8" for a 7" door. Luckily they do make 8 foot doors and I just ordered a fancier door anyways, with some windows in the top panel to boot Best mistake ever! The garage door is so close to the ceiling when opened, that a standard garage door opener wouldn't even work, so had to get a sweet side mount, double bonus!

    Sorry doesn't help you, just throwing out a story out there.
    Every reply you make just confirms you are absolutely amazing at living life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G View Post
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    Every reply you make just confirms you are absolutely amazing at living life.
    Haha I wish. The end result is great, the stress when i figured out i was a freaking idiot was not fun at all. Had to haul an 18" door on top of my dad's van to return the old door and pickup the new, and I think it was close to 1k more to get the windowed 8" door, money I didn't really have at the moment.

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