|11-Gauge (#2)||14-Gauge (#2)|
|16-Gauge (#2)||18-Gauge (#2)|
(Click on the part numbers below to see more pictures of the hinges we sell.)
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.
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.
|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.