Swing Out Garage Doors: How To Build In Three Steps

Today, we try to help to build a swing out garage doors in very simple ways. For your information, swing out garage is one of the traditional garages which has a special or unique design. If we commonly see modern garage door with slide, roll up or tracks, this one exists like a barn in cowboy era. We prefer you to suit your house style with the garage door either. So, the installations do not require complicated steps and materials because it is just like making doors for our garage. Moreover, the working time is not too long obviously. Without further ado, let us go through the steps of building a swing out door for our garage below.

White painted swing out garage doors plans

Three simple steps to build swing out garage doors

The first step in making swing out garage doors is designing the door. The most efficient way to design it is by drawings. It is okay with rough sketches because the key is to make it all clear in your mind to get easier work while installing it. You can start to buy materials after making the plans such as proper lumbers, rails and other carpenter stuff. Here, you should have the correct dimensions of your garage. For example, eight feet tall with 4 ½ feet wide are the best solution for one swing door. Make sure you leave an inch to make the aligned properly.

Wooden swing out garage doors with carriage style

Swing out garage doors fiberglass

After everything has been prepared, it is the time for making the door frames of swing out garage doors. In this phase, you need to consider one method which works with you such as mortise and tenon that are perfect for large doors. Regardless of the method which you want to use, ensure you make the doors very strong. Assemble the frames with glue or nails. If you need some windows, you can design it in this phase either. If there are some windows, it means that you have to buy the glass either. Place the glass on the panels.

Installing swing out garage doors

Swing out garage doors with glass windows

The last step of making a swing out garage doors is installing the door opener. In this case, you can just use the hinge to make the door swinging if you do not much time to install the rails. Otherwise, using rails will give sturdier garage doors and excellent durability because the doors will be opened by following the trails only. To install it, you have to measure how long your rails are. Then, it requires high safety features to avoid any hazard.

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