You need at least 2 inches of clearance above the garage door where it comes closest to the ceiling during travel – meaning the up & down movement.
You also need at least 10 feet back from the front wall (the inside of the door opening) where a support station for the opener will be placed.
If you do not have that room, give us call because there are some garage door openers that can be mounted on the side.
If you live in the Greater Cincinnati Area and are in the market for a new garage door opener, give us a call at (513) 821-5095. We’ll stop by and give you a no-hassle, no obligation quote.