Originally Posted by Ron6519
My option would depend on what I was going to use it for. The bigger it is the more stuff it can fit. The garage door sizes you mention suggest large equipment.
Your spending more then twice the dollars for a net gain of 140 sq ft. Is it worth it to you?
The 17' door is because I can not do 2 doors and in addition I think it is easier to pull in and back out of 1 large door than 2 doors separated by a post. I don't have large equip. I have a minivan and an Acura sedan. I have a shed, partially unfinished basement and usable attic storage. To gain the 140 sq feet does seem like it comes at too high a price IMO. In addition, the garage door can not be centered on the 25' width. With the way the driveway slopes I have to hug one wall and build the door so that it is 6" off the wall and then go 18' (18' only if I go wider). Therefore, the other 7' is really not helping my parking of the cars but would be used for storage, bikes, etc. I think, but looking for opinions that this is to much to spend to get some storage. Heck, I could add another shed for a fraction of the extra $25k I guess.