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When installing a double garage door, is it necessary to install a 3/4 horsepower motor?

Yes, always
7%
Yes, in some cases. It depends on the weight of the door.
42%
No, a 1/2 Horsepower door will work fine.
46%
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3%
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Question: When installing a double garage door, is it necessary to install a 3/4 horsepower motor?
Top Answer (46% of 28 votes): No, a 1/2 Horsepower door will work fine. .

Answer: No, a 1/2 Horsepower door will work fine.
Explanation: No matter if it's a single or double door once installed properly the springs should be doing 90% of the work.
L.A. Mechanical Contractors
Answer: Yes, in some cases. It depends on the weight of the door.
Explanation: Most residential garage doors are fine with 1/2hp opener. Proper springs, rollers, balance, & usage of the door dictate if the 3/4hp motor is prefered.
Always Open Garage Door Services
Answer: Yes, in some cases. It depends on the weight of the door.
Explanation: The power requires of an opener is determined by the weight of the door, not size. A 1/2hp opener will work great on many double doors, but even some single doors are heavy enough to need a 3/4hp opener.
A Plus 1 doors and Service
ProMatcher
Answer: No, a 1/2 Horsepower door will work fine.
Explanation: A 1/2 Horsepower Motor will work fine for a 2 car garage
United Garage Door
Answer: No, a 1/2 Horsepower door will work fine.
Explanation: If you have a wooden, or insulated overhead door, you may require a larger horsepower opener, to accommodate the extra weight
Baldwin Building Improvements
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