I am building a workshop. Wood frame, pier and beam, plywood floors, metal siding. Three windows and one personnel door have already been framed in with 2x6 headers and sills. Now comes the garage door question, what is this framing going to look like for a 8' wide by a 7' tall garage door? I bought 2 treated 2x8s for the header and one treated 2x6 for each side of the door to hold up the 2x8s. I am getting so many different opinions from ********** and Lowe's "professional advisors" and I know most of them aren't even good framing practice. Any help on this issue?
The door will be a standard sectional garage door that runs up steel tracks with a spring loaded lift. Is the garage door itself exactly 8' wide and 7' tall? Do I need to allow for the door being wider than 8' or it is exact and I need to make the opening a couple of inches narrower?
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