5 Low Headroom Solutions For Garage Doors


Most garage doors require at least 12 inches of headroom above the opening. Many modern houses have living spaces above the garage which limits the space available for the garage door to travel. There are several options to help solve headroom issues. In this post, we go over some of those options.


Double Low Headroom Tracks – Find Them Here

A common option for new installations is double-low headroom tracks. These tracks offer a second set of horizontal tracks that only the top toller travels through. Using this type of track allows for the top section of the garage door to flip through the radius quicker allowing more space between the door and the ceiling.

Super Sneaky Low Headroom Bracket – Find Them Here

One of the more innovative products on the market is the super sneaky top feature (bracket). This bracket allows for a standard garage door to be installed in as little as 6 inches of headroom space. This bracket works best if being installed on a door with a drawbar. The super sneaky allows for the top section to flip over into the horizontal instead of traveling around the track.


Option 1 – Install a residential jackshaft opener. A jackshaft opener allows for the open to be installed beside the garage door. See our guide for installing a jackshaft opener and the requirements.

Option 2 – Quick turn top fixturesThese fixtures will provide you with 2 ½ inches of additional clearance. This allows enough room to install most standard residential openers.

Option 3 – O & E Low Headroom Bracket. This bracket allows for garage doors to operate with a minimum of 7 inches of headroom.

Additional Low Headroom Products Here.

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