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How to Install a Garage Door Yourself

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Many people have a garage these days. If your garage door is on the fritz, or you have never had one before you should learn how to install a garage door.

It can be very intimidating to do this because of the large number of parts involved. However, if you take your time and read all directions carefully you’ll have your door installed in no time.

Of course, the best idea for a person who is new to garage door installation is to buy themselves a kit. Garage door kits come with every single piece you’ll need.

Consult the manufacturer’s guidelines that they’ve outlined in the manual. Only the company knows how their door works best, so you should definitely pay close attention to what they have to say.

Perhaps the best method to go about learning how to install a garage door is to read the manual through twice.

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You might be confused the first time around because of the unfamiliarity. With time you will have the process down well enough to proceed.

Before you launch yourself into this installation, inspect the area where the garage door used to be. If there is any rotting wood or other unsafe structure it is best if you get that taken care of before you go about installing the garage door.

When you finally start to install the garage door, always make sure you place the door on the right tracks.

Another important thing to do is always use the hardware that the manufacturer included in the package. Making substitutions can lead to problems down the road.

This project must be done with a lot of care. The weight of the garage door and the components it uses can become quite dangerous if they are installed incorrectly.

Follow the directions very closely and make sure you double and triple check yourself along the way.

Once you have a garage door you’ll be very pleased. Your cars will be protected from the elements. This is a great relief if you’ve ever gone through the hassle of scraping snow off of your windows in a rush before work!

Also, your garage may have some room for you to store things in it. Don’t go so crazy that you can’t put your cars in there anymore! But you can hang hooks and shelves to create some creative places to put things.

Learning how to install a garage door is a great opportunity to make the most of your home. The installation itself can be a tricky process, but once you get the hang of it there are many great benefits.


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