A new garage door can improve your home's curb appeal, update the exterior, raise your return on investment, increase the overall safety of your house, and improve daily convenience. Even though most garage door retailers offer full-service installation, which includes removing and disposing of your old door as well as delivering and installing your new door, doing it yourself can help you save money on garage door installation costs, particularly if you have the required knowledge and experience.
Installing a Garage Door
You must acquire the necessary tools and adhere to the installation instructions provided by the manufacturer for a secure installation of your new garage door. You can install a garage door on your own by following these installation instructions. Get the following tools and supplies in advance of installing your garage door:
Following 10 easy steps will allow you to quickly and easily install your new sectional garage door once you've gathered the necessary supplies. The most popular kind of residential garage door, a sectional garage door, has three to eight panels that slide up and down a track. To install one part at a time, start at the bottom and work your way up.
1. Release the tension on the garage door.
Due to the weight and tension placed on garage door springs in this initial step, you should proceed with the utmost caution. They can result in property damage and personal injury if handled improperly. You must first relieve the torsion spring's tension before working on the garage door. Follow these steps to accomplish this:
2. Cut the existing door's connection to the garage door opener.
You can now detach your garage door from the opener after releasing the garage door's tension. The red emergency release handle must be pulled in order to safely disconnect the door. This will set the trolley arm vertically so you may manually raise or lower the door.
You can now start taking out the sectional door panels:
3. Install the sectional garage door panels.
Finally, you may start putting in your new garage door. Install a reinforcing bar along the top panel of a two-car garage door while replacing it to prevent bowing in the middle. Then, if the manufacturer hadn't already done so, drill pilot holes and use screws to fasten the bar to the panel. To ensure a smooth installation and assembly, start with:
4. Install the tracks and secure the hinges.
Install the top and bottom axle supports, insert the wheeled axles into the side hinges, and fasten the top half of each hinge to the panel on top of it. You may install the garage door track yourself with the help of this. The track should then be installed, and the wheels should be properly positioned in the track to ensure proper operation. The bottom bracket should then be fastened to the wall once the door cable has been connected to the hook on the panel axle support.
5. Connect the spring assembly to the track.
Put together all the components that hold the spring and connect to the track at this time. The curved portion of the track is then set on the vertical piece you previously created, using the ceiling supports from the previous door as support. Incorporate the opposite end into the ceiling bracket.
6. Fasten the rails together.
To attach to the door, align your horizontal and vertical tracks, then bolt them together.
7. Put springs in.
The two springs are firmly bolted to the header bracket after the spring anchors are connected to the springs and the spring locking cone is fastened.
8. Attach the torsion rod and the pulleys.
Pulleys should be attached to each end of the torsion rod before inserting it into the holes in the side header brackets.
9. Connect the cable.
Attach the cable to the pulley wheel from below, then crank the wheel to tighten any slack over the pulley. After positioning the wheel on the header bracket, tighten all components firmly. Now stop the rod from spinning when you tighten the garage door springs by fastening a pair of locking pliers to the rod outside the bracket.
10. Adjust the springs.
The manufacturer's instructions can be used to help calculate how many turns are likely needed to correctly tighten the springs. Tighten the springs using your steel rods. After the spring has been tensioned properly, tighten all of the nuts to secure it in place and take the pliers off of the torsion rod.
When to Call the Professionals
As you may have realized, installing a garage door may be challenging and even dangerous to do on your own, especially if you don't have the necessary training or expertise to do it correctly. Calling a professional garage door installation business can prevent many hassles, both big and small if you are at all unsure about installing or hanging your garage door safely and without error. A few justifications for hiring a pro to install your garage door include:
Furthermore, the installation company's services are not contingent on you buying a garage door from them. It makes sense for clients to buy their garage doors from big-box stores where they can acquire their garage doors promptly given the current status of the garage door industry with increased lead periods.
You can rely on Fort Lee Garage Doors to install your garage door even if you buy it somewhere else. You can trust that your garage door is fitted properly when you work with our experienced experts.
You Can Count On Us!
For homeowners without prior knowledge, installing new garage doors can be dangerous. To ensure proper safety and garage door installation, you can always rely on a professional from Fort Lee Garage Doors. Serving communities in Fort Lee since 1972, we are the top-rated and most dependable garage door installation business.
Call us at (201) 800-6757 right away or contact us online to learn more about our garage door installation and maintenance services.