Garage Door Installation is a big job that requires heavy lifting and electrical work, so it’s best to hire a professional. However, if you’re confident and have the time, it’s possible to do some of the installation yourself.
Before you start, decide which type of garage door is right for your home and what style works best with your house’s architecture. Also, consider whether you want to install insulation or other upgrades.
New Garage Doors Are a Good Investment
Having a new garage door installed is a great way to increase your property value. It’s also a way to improve your safety and security.
The costs of installing a new garage door can be a bit high, but it’s worth it for the added value and peace of mind.
To save money on your new garage door, shop around for deals and compare prices. You may be able to find a deal that includes a free opener or other extras that you might not otherwise get when buying a new door.
You can also choose to customize your new garage door by choosing the colors and other features you want. If you’re looking for a certain look, consider going with a textured panel or even adding some decorative touches.
There are many different styles of garage doors and they come in a variety of materials, including wood and steel. A professional installer will help you select the ideal materials for your home.
Before you begin, measure your garage door opening so the panels will fit properly. You’ll need to order panels that are about 1/4 in (6.4 mm) smaller than the door opening.
Make sure that the door panels you buy have all of the necessary hardware, such as hinges and rollers. They’ll make the installation process go faster and will ensure that your garage door will function properly.
Use a tape measure to determine the height and width of your garage opening, making sure that it’s not too low or too high. If your opening is too low, you’ll have to build it in with additional material to get the track brackets to fit.
Set up the track for each door, adjusting it to fit the doors without rubbing against one another. Once the tracks are all in place, tighten lag screws with a ratchet wrench.
If you’re converting a single-car garage door to a double, make sure that the bottom tracks aren’t too wide so that they won’t interfere with the door’s movement when it closes. Then, install the upper tracks to match the lower ones.
Attach a second pulley wheel to the horizontal track, near the curved section. The pulley wheel should be facing inward. Add an eye bolt to the rear track hanger and position it so that the hook is facing the garage door.
Then, feed the looped end of a door lifting cable through the pulley at the end of the extension spring, and continue running it toward the garage door, feeding it over the stationary pulley wheel. Repeat until the entire door is lifted to halfway up.