Installing a new garage door is an intimidating task to do on your own, especially if you’re not a professional handyman, Fortunately, most basic garage door installation processes are relatively simple and straightforward. With the right tools and instructions, you would be able to successfully install your own garage door, and in just a few hours.
Before you begin the installation process, make sure you have all the necessary tools and parts. Most manufacturers provide detailed instructions that outline the exact materials needed for each model of door.
Additionally, it’s important to gather any specialty tools required. Once all of your tolls are in order, arrange them in piles so that everything is easy to find when needed during the installation process.
Garage Door Installation Instruction
The first step is to assemble the panels of your door and attach hinges and rollers, if they aren’t already included. Next, weather stripping should be attached along the bottom edge of each panel for added protection against inclement weather.
Once assembled, one person should hold each panel in place while another person uses nails or screws to secure it to the doorway opening.
The next step involves setting up and installing the vertical track on either side of your doorway opening as well as attaching curved tracks at either end that will guide your new garage door along its path when opened or closed.
The other panels should then be connected one at a time with overlapping joints until all sides are securely attached together and level throughout. Any additional components such as springs or openers should also be installed at this stage according to manufacturer guidelines before testing out your new door for proper operation.