Awkward Garage Door Size

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Dumb question for all those rehabbers, contractors, and flippers out on here. I need to replace the garage door on a house I am rehabbing, and it is 6'6 tall. Seems that the standard height on doors these days is 7'. Will a 7' door fit? Any other suggestions so I don't need to go out and pay for a custom door? 

Thanks! 

what's headroom? to answer your question for a 7' door to work the distance above the door to the ceiling will need to be 12"-14". 

You can also use extension springs and get away with a little less clearance, as well as what they call low headroom kits. 

I install garage doors professionally in Alabama, you can get the garage doors in 6'6" height.