Garage Door Hinges

11-Gauge #2 Garage Door Hinge 14-Gauge #2 Garage Door Hinge
11-Gauge (#2) 14-Gauge (#2)
16-Gauge #2 Garage Door Hinge 18-Gauge #2 Garage Door Hinge
16-Gauge (#2) 18-Gauge (#2)

(Click on the part numbers below to see more pictures of the hinges we sell.)

How do I know which number hinge I need?

Most of the time, you can read the number stamped into the hinge. If you cannot read this number or cannot find it, measure the distance from the bottom of the hinge to the middle of the top circle on the side of the hinge. Make sure that you place the hinge on a flat surface and measure to the middle of the circle.

Measuring the distance to the center of the top hole to find the number of this hinge.

Since the distance between the bottom of the hinge and the center of the top hole is 1-1/2 inches in the example above, we can look at the following chart and discover that this is a number 4 hinge.

Distance Hinge
5/8" to 3/4" 1
7/8" to 1" 2
1-1/8" to 1-1/4" 3
1-3/8" to 1-1/2" 4
1-5/8" to 1-3/4" 5
1-7/8" to 2" 6
2-1/8" to 2-1/4" 7
2-3/8" to 2-1/2" 8
2-5/8" to 2-3/4" 9
2-7/8" to 3" 10
3-1/8" to 3-1/4" 11
3-3/8" to 3-1/2" 12

The dimensions of the hinges given above are based on industry standards. These dimensions may vary slightly based on the manufacturer. Despite the slight variation you may see when you compare your hinge with the measurements above, the hinges we sell are compatible with your garage door as long as you order the correct hinge gauge and number. (Hint: If your hinge looks like the ones above but only has one circular tube, you can be sure that it is a #1 hinge.)

(Note: The heights given in the chart above apply to all of the hinge gauges.)

If you have experienced trouble in the past with hinges breaking, we recommend that you upgrade to lower-gauge hinges as these are thicker and will withstand more stress.

The following picture provides you with a reference to the placement of the holes in our hinges for the screws.

More dimensions of garage door hinges.

Back to top
Prices Subject to Change

Since 1997 the Gold Standard for Online Garage Door Parts


Huge inventory of torsion springs for same or next day shipping! Here you will find all you need in the most common sizes of 1 3/4," 2," 2 1/4," and 2 5/8" inside diameter springs. Larger 3 3/4" and 6" inside diameter commercial and industrial springs may require a day or two to ship. You'll also find TorqueMaster Springs, Extension Springs, Self-Storage door springs, steel rolling door springs and springs for one piece single panel doors.

Shelves packed with every part you need to fix your doors.

Please note. Shipping times and costs have changed. Normal transit times are currently not guaranteed, even on next day and second day shipments. Shipping prices on items over eight feet have more than tripled.