Tips to Getting Started With Garage Door Installation03/01/2014 Back To Blog
Garage door installation is not an easy task, however, that doesn’t mean that one cannot learn how to do it themselves. With the right tools, training, and instructions this can be done. Once you are confident that you are familiar with the basics of what an overhead garage door consist of, and feel secure with the instructions provided, proceed with the project. If any of these two are lacking, it is best to hire a professional because the dangers of personal injury are greatly increased if you don’t know what you are doing. Here are a few tips to get you started.
To tackle such a task as installing an electronic garage door, there are needed tools that you must have. Establish an available inventory beginning with a powered drill with a screw-driving tip and screws. A hammer and nails must be also at your disposal. A ladder will be needed in order to hang the garage door track and adjusting the torsion coil springs. Brackets and all other pieces of the door provided by the manufacturer must also be within arm’s reach.
If the panels are not already attached by hinges, they must be assembled one at a time. Apply the weather-stripping to the bottom of the first panel and place it in the garage door opening area. To keep it in place temporarily, knock in a few nails into the jamps halfway at an angle. This will keep the panels in place while proceeding to install. Attach hinges if they aren’t already assembled to the panels.
Assemble Using Manufacturers Instructions
Using the instructions provided by the manufacturer, attach the horizontal, vertical, and curve-shaped garage door tracks. Get both sides of the garage doorway ready for installing the vertical tracks. Also install the brackets and rollers to door panels as well as the wall on both sides of the door. Do one side first and then proceed to the next. Place rollers of the first panel on the track in order to install the vertical track. Make sure you continue to refer back to the manufacturer’s instruction to assemble and hang the rest of the door.