What is “Headroom Requirement” and how do I determine what I need?

Headroom refers to the amount of room between the top of the door and lowest obstruction (Ex: Ceiling, steel beams, duct work, etc…). In order to determine your headroom, please refer to our “How to Measure” guide here.

Once you measure your headroom, you must select your headroom options. The options are 13” or more headroom, Headroom Between 6” – 12”, or Headroom between 4.5’ – 6”.

Once you have selected your proper headroom requirement, you must then select your track and spring options.

  • For Headroom of 13” or more, you will see an option for a 12” radius track with torsion spring (Our standard setup) and an option for 12” radius track with extension spring. On a single wide door, for a do it yourself project, we recommend the 12” radius track with extension spring as it will be easier to install on your own. Either option, however, will work for you.
  • For Headroom Between 6” – 12”, you will see an option for “Low Head Room With Front Torsion Spring” and also an option for “12” radius track with extension spring”. In most cases, the Low Headroom with Front Torsion Spring will be the option you should select. The “12” radius track with extension spring” will only work if you have AT LEAST 12” of headroom.
  • For Headroom between 4.5” – 6” you will see an option for “Low headroom track with extension spring” and “Low headroom track with rear torsion spring”. For customers installing doors on their own (DIY) we recommend the extension spring option as this will be easier to install. The rear torsion spring option is typically only used on double wide doors, but is not necessary or very common.

If you are having trouble with the headroom option and understanding what you need, feel free to call us anytime at 1-877-870-3667 or use our Live Chat feature to talk to an expert.