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Converting Two Single Garage Doors To One Double Garage Door... Yes it can be done!

Converting Two Single Garage Doors To One Double Garage Door... Yes it can be done!

Converting Two Single Garage Doors To One Double Garage Door... Yes it can be done!

When a home is designed and built with a garage to accommodate more than one vehicle, two single garage doors OR one double garage door might be used. In the case of a three car garage, three single doors OR one double and one single may be used.

But are there advantages or disadvantages to using single doors when a double could be installed instead?

Yes there are! Keep reading and I'll explain.

In either case, it's surprising how often St. Louis homeowners ask if their single garage doors can be replaced with a double door. And the answer is YES. Take a look....

Before and After Photo of Converting Two Single Garage Doors To One Double Door by ProLift Garage Doors of St. Louis

Why the dilemma?

The advantages of using more than one single garage door include:

Asthetics - Appearance is often the primary reason folks choose multiple single doors. With columns dividing the space between the doors, visually it may be more appealing especially if your garage faces the street.

Functionality - If your garage houses different sized vehicles, single doors that vary in size offer greater flexibility. Take a look...

Two Single Garage Doors, One Standard Size, One Extra Tall by ProLift Garage Doors of Savannah

The advantages of using one double garage door include:

Space - Most folks think it's easier to navigate driving into their garage through a double door rather than a single door opening. The extra width of a double door is especially useful for homeowners with teenage drivers and/or large vehicles such as an SUV or truck.

Cost Savings - There IS cost savings with one double door. Why? Only one garage door opener is needed. With two single doors, EACH will need its own separate opener.

Personal Preference - Some homeowners simply prefer the look of one door rather than two in order to streamline the exterior design of a house.

Key Takeaways:

  • When it comes to garages and the number of doors you'll need, it all depends on the size of your garage, the size of your vehicles and the personal preferences of drivers in your household.
  • If you have a single car garage, you'll obviously need only one single door; however, with a two, three or four car garage, you'll have configuration options.
  • But no worries, pros like us will provide a solid and guaranteed price for garage door replacement or a possible 2-1 door conversion after visiting with you and taking a look at things.

Next Steps:

After reading this article, are you thinking about converting your single garage doors to a double door? Or instead, maybe you'd just like to replace your outdated garage door(s) with an identical size while improving the color, style, material and security features? Or possibly you're a St. Louis homeowner who is happy with the doors you have but are in need of a tune-up, routine maintenance, adjustments or repairs? No matter the scenario, we can help!

We're ProLift Garage Doors of St. Louis and we know ALL about garage doors so you don't have to. We're friendly, experienced professionals serving homeowners (and businesses) throughout the Greater St. Louis, Mo area.

Please pick up the phone and call us, anytime, at 636-362-6960. If you prefer to ask questions online, you can do that too via the easy-to-use chat and messaging features on our site. Some folks even book their appointment directly from our website too. Just go here: ProLift Garage Doors of St. Louis.

Outside of Greater St. Louis, Missouri, call 888-754-3063.

Outside of Greater St. Louis, Missouri, call 888-754-3063.

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