Cut garage door in half?


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Old 11-21-22, 08:39 AM
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Cut garage door in half?

I wonder if I can cut my existing wood garage door in half, move the track over and have justa single car garage door. The other half would remain down, fixed in position like a wall.
Any thoughts? Advice? Warnings?
 
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Old 11-21-22, 09:21 AM
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Don't do it... You don't have framework to support the garage door track in the middle of the door opening. And, the door will need to be reinforced since much of it's strength is in the perimeter. The cut edge will be a problem.
 
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Old 11-22-22, 05:45 AM
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I hear ya. Originally I wanted to change from a single 18' door to double 8' doors. Contractors said normally people go from double garage doors to a big single.

I want double doors so I can build a wall separating the two halves. One side will be my shop, so I don't want the door opening all the time. Especially in winter.

Cutting this door to make one stationary half and one functional half was just another thought. I think at this point I will build my wall the other way, seperating front from back..
 
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Or, build your wall and install two 8' doors.
 
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Had a few contractors out to quote new doors. $5500-6500 not including openers. That's alot of money.
I started looking at converting to high lift in order to get the tracks up out of the way. It also provides another foot of clearance to build my wall. One of the contractors is going to do that for much less than new doors.

life is full of compromises.
 
 

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