Looking for a smaller garage door for small garages or a shed?

Do you have a smaller garage or shed that needs a new door? Are you looking for a new summer project or considering a new shed for your property? Maybe you want to add a small garage but you’re not sure just how small garage doors can be. We’ve got the details here.

These garage doors are in the Moderno 2 beads design, 6' x 7' and 10' x 8', Black, window layout: Right-side Harmony.

Our Moderno 2 beads design, 6’ x 7’ size on the shed and in 10’ x 8’ for the garage, are seen here in black. You can create matching looks with plenty of styles beyond standard white garage doors. You can choose the same design or different designs and get a unique custom look for any home.

There’s a lot to consider before jumping into a project, including whether you’ll do the work yourself or hire a contractor to build your new shed. For those who choose the DIY path, you’ll find 15 important tips from House Digest to ensure your success.

So, can you put a garage door on a shed? Do they make garage door sizes for smaller garages and sheds? You might be surprised at just how many options there are!

Most people are familiar with standard garage door sizes, ranging from 6’6” to 7’ in height, but today, you can find just about any size that you need or have a custom door made.

At Garaga, we have a range of residential door sizes, ranging all the way from six to 12 feet in height and four to 20 feet in width. You can do width to the nearest inch and height in one-inch or three-inch increments. With custom sizing, you’ll save on framing and carpentry costs, and get the exact door that you need.

And yes, we have small garage doors that are designed for smaller garages or sheds, going as narrow as just four feet!

The best part is that there are no costs to get a custom garage door. Whether you’re looking for a 6x4 door for your small garage or an even smaller 4x4 door for your utility shed, we’ve got what you need. All Garage doors are custom made to fit your exact needs, every single time.

What are you waiting for? Now you know that you can create the shed design you want when you install a custom small garage door. And a garage door can do a lot more for the space than you think.

What about insulation for your new shed garage door?

Is the shed for seasonal or occasional use? Or are you going to be spending a lot of time in the space? Perhaps you’re creating a bedroom or a workspace, or are you just building some extra storage?

Even for storage, you might want to add insulation. After all, extreme heat or cold could damage your stored items or create condensation that can lead to moisture damage. And if you’re working or living in the space, the last thing you want is a cold winter wind coming through the door and freezing you out.

Speaking of humidity, here are 6 tips for preventing humidity problems in your shed, courtesy of SFGATE, a global media resource. On this list, you’ll find simple solutions including everything from caulk and window fans to a dehumidifier, moisture absorption containers, better vents, and even good old-fashioned fresh air.

Are you heating the shed or garage?

The insulation that you choose, including the R-value of your garage door, will be based on whether your space is going to be heated. The R-value is a numeric expression that represents the heat flow of the insulation, and the higher this value, the better the insulation. Because of things like thickness and materials, the level of insulation required will vary for every garage door design.

  • For heated sheds, R-12 insulation offers the best protection.
  • For unheated sheds and garages, you could even install a non-insulated door or a simple Styrofoam-insulated model.

Overhead Garage Doors from the Village Collection

Village Collection garage doors are made in the USA and constructed of premium materials. They feature embossed patterns for a simple design and the non-insulated or polystyrene (Styrofoam) options are enough to outfit any space.

You can also choose from 9 colours, 10 designs, and two styles: Carriage House and Traditional.

This garage door is in the Village I-2 Layout design, Flat base, 5' x 6', White, Satin window.

For your lake house or summer cottage, a small shed with an equally small garage door size works great for pool supplies and toys, storing jet skis and other watersports equipment, and more. This is our Village Collection I-2 design, Flat base, 5’ x 6’, White, Satin window. Since these doors are all non-insulated or insulated with polystyrene, they’re ideal for detached storage spaces that don’t need as much climate control.

Overhead Garage Door Construction from Vantage

Vantage garage doors are two inches thick and they are designed to be energy efficient, placing polystyrene insulation between the two steel walls, essentially creating a three-layer garage door.

This garage door is in the Standard+ Shaker-Flat CC design, 7' x 7', Iron Ore Walnut, Orion 4 lite windows.

This could be a great storage shed for gardening supplies or even a small vehicle or ATV. Check out the light woodgrain finish on this steel door that complements the landscape. This is the Vantage Here is there, 7' x 7', featuring three Orion 4 lite windows and an Iron Ore Walnut finish.

The Acadia 138 garage door models

Next up, the Acadia 138 garage doors offer R-12 polyurethane insulation. This is an injected foam that’s designed to adhere to the steel surfaces of the door and provide twice the resistance of Styrofoam, or polystyrene, in a similar door.

This garage door is in the Acadia 138 Classic CC design, 5' x 7', Ice White.

Check out the 5' x 7' Acadia 138 in the Classic CC design, in Ice White. Polyurethane offers premium thermal insulation, allowing you to create a shed that can be a workspace, office, or even just a place where you can escape from the rest of the world. If it’s nice out, you can open the door and enjoy the weather, but if it’s cold or rainy, you can stay warm and dry inside.

If you’re trying to figure out what kind of insulation your shed or garage project requires, consult with a garage door specialist. They’ll help you decide which option is best and what factors determine that decision.

What about heating the shed?

You will find many practical and cost-effective ways to heat a shed. There are seven great tips from Shed Windows and More, an American, family-owned company that specializes in the sale of outdoor buildings and building materials. Some of the tips they suggest include:

  • Start with proper insulation to keep cold air and moisture out.
  • When you do hook up the heat, use a thermostat or timer so that you don’t leave it on all the time unnecessarily.
  • Consider a wood-burning stove for style and substance, with a warmer option for heating the space that’s also a lot cheaper.
  • Consider a small radiator or portable fan heater if you need something that can be moved.

A wood-burning stove that is warming a shed and adding a cozy ambiance.

Check out this inspiration from Unsplash. Installing an old-fashioned stove not only offers a heat source but creates a rustic, cozy environment. Check out how well this model blends with the natural tones and materials of the room.

Two big advantages of a shed with a sectional garage door

1. More storage

When you’ve got seasonal items that need to be stored and you don’t want to have to unpack the whole shed to get one item, an overhead door would make it so much easier to get them out. Think about things like seasonal decorations, outdoor furniture, your lawnmower, a jet ski, or ATV—there are so many things you could store and when you have a sectional garage door, it makes it that much easier for you to keep things organized.

Keep everything in one location, well-organized, and easily accessible with this upgrade.

2. A wider door

A traditional shed door or main door limits the width of the doorway and can make getting things into and out of the space difficult. With a small sectional overhead garage door, you’ll have more room to move things in and out and store large items.

Forget about trying to wiggle the patio furniture through the door just right, and never worry about how to get your lawnmower out without dinging up the door frame—a wider entrance means you won’t scratch anything and that everything will fit with ease.

While you’re at it, consider an electric garage door opener for the new garage door

You’ll want to take the time to consider the ideal model of garage door opener for your new shed or garage. There are several to choose from, but there are some that stand out.

Browse the different features of this garage door opener model LiftMaster 8355W.

For fans of the trolley-style garage door opener, this LiftMaster 8355W door offers premium quiet operation and reliability. It also comes with myQ technology, giving you the chance to monitor, manage, and even open and close your door from anywhere, thanks to an app on your phone. Technology is so cool!

  • Overhead trolley-style garage door opener

    A trolley opener offers the perfect fit for low-headroom and is a great choice for standard lift doors, such as the one you’re installing on your shed.

    Most people have seen this type of opener before. It’s mounted on the ceiling and the motor is used to lift the door up and down on the installed tracks.

  • A jackshaft or wall-mounted garage door opener

    You might also consider a jackshaft opener or wall-mounted model. These are great for high ceilings and those with limited space for an opener. It can be installed on either side of the garage door.

    The great thing is that jackshaft openers are ideal for high-lift garage doors. If you want to leave room for ceiling storage or even just want an easier installation, this opener can do the job.

Depending on the size of your shed or garage, your opener type might be different than someone else’s. The best thing that you can do is to learn all about the different doors and types of lift, and then contact a professional to get your door installed properly. They might even have some advice to help you choose the right door.

Check out these other great accessories from LiftMaster

For those who prefer manual operation, there are several styles of pull chain or lift handles to offer easy opening of the garage door, even with a single hand.

You might also consider added security with the installation of inside locks to keep intruders out and keep your stuff secure.

This garage door is in the Classic MIX design, 8' x 7', Charcoal.

This is the Classic MIX design, 8’ x 7’, Charcoal. Imagine how much easier it’s going to be to store your ATV, lawnmower, or other equipment in the shed. Not only that, but it’ll be much easier to get things out, too.

Make sure your new shed garage door complements your home design

Because garage doors come in all colours and designs, and small doors are no exception, you can choose tons of great options for your garage or shed. You can choose the same design or different designs when you install more than one door, giving you the perfect chance to create a custom look.

Customize your garage door for style and more with these tips!

  • Windows

    With several different types of glass to choose from, adding windows to the garage door is a great way to let in natural light. Whether you want texture or prefer smooth glass, you’ll enjoy a great personalization option, and you can even consider adding decorative grid inserts to the windows on the outside.

    Sandblasted glass is even available to obscure the view of the inside of the shed or garage while still allowing the light to get in. For those who want privacy for their belongings or even while using the space, this is a great choice.

  • Decorative hardware

    You can also enhance your new garage door with decorative hardware. As with the doors themselves, you’ll find tons of different styles that will suit just about any design.

    And, it’s pretty easy for you to install decorative hardware like door knockers or hinges by yourself, saving the cost of hiring someone!

These garage doors are in Eastman E-22 design, 6' x 7', Dark Sand doors and Desert Sand overlays, Arch Overlay with Panoramic 4 vertical lite windows.

Did you know that you could personalize your garage door shed as well? Real overlays and windows in the same designs and colors as the house have been chosen here. You can see that the decorative hardware also enhances the shed's appearance and adds a rustic feel. Here is the Eastman E-22 design, 6’ x 7’, Moka Brown door and Ice White overlays, 4 vertical lite Panoramic windows.

Enough talking—let’s start choosing the perfect overhead door for your shed! You can find everything from simple designs to matching models when looking for a small sectional garage door.

So, you’re familiar with the available selection of smaller garage doors for sheds and single-car garages and know that they can be custom-made to your exact specifications. Now, let’s talk about all the options that you will have.

Customized garage doors for houses and sheds

Perhaps you’ve already got one door from Garaga. That’s great because we can easily compare what you have to our selection of available doors and pick the perfect fit for your shed or garage space.

You’ll enjoy a variety of more than 35 designs and 10 different colors when you work with Door Systems Worcester. We’ve even grouped our doors into the 3 most popular house styles to make it easier for you to choose.

For the visual planner, our Design Centre allows you to create your own look by putting our garage doors on a picture that you upload of your house. You’ll be able to try out colors, windows, and more. Then, when you have the perfect door, you can let us know by requesting a free quote via email!

Want the technical details? Ask one of our garage door experts!

For more information on our garage door opener selection and custom door sizing, contact Door Systems Worcester. Our team of experts is ready to help you learn all about getting the right garage door and opener system.

Just call us at 508-752-4677!

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