Is your garage door a bit old and outdated? Are you planning to make some renovations? Or perhaps you just want a newer and more stylish garage door, that’s safer and easier to operate, installed. Fitting a garage door can be a bit tricky but it’s not as difficult as you might think. If you’re without proper training or experience, it’s advisable to get in touch with a reliable professional for help in order to guarantee the best results while also saving you both time and money. This guide offers you step by step instructions to assist you in the installation of a new door on our garage.
To get started, the obvious first step is to remove the old garage door. Carefully go through the manufacturer’s instructions to achieve this. Here, you’d basically have to unlatch the door, take apart the door’s panel and unscrew the tracks.
lMeasure, Fit The Hinges & Handles
• Take a measurement of the area in which the door will be fitted
• From the top of opening to ceiling should include a space of about 10 to 12.
• For the length of the garage, you should have the door’s height with about 18 or more space.
• Once done, attach stops to the sides of the opening
• Lay out the bottom piece of the door and include the weather stripping (if you deem fit) using the sawhorses.
lPut The Bottom Piece In Position
• Fit the bottom piece into door frame using a level
• Hit nails partway into each jamb
• Bend the nails slight to secure their position.
• Assemble the vertical, curved and horizontal pieces of the track using the manufacturer’s instruction
lFit The Remaining Panels
• Put the second panel on the first panel
• Use a hammer to hit nails into it
• Fit the hinges.
• Repeat the process for the number of panels required and achor individual piece into the door jamb.
• Fit the rollers in the section’s supports
• Put the rollers in the assembled track and make sure they’re not pressed to tightly against the track to prevent friction.
lSecure Tracks & Fit The Springs
• Fit the curved and horizontal pieces
• Assemble the springs following the manufacturer’s instructions
• Ensure that the tracks are level and parallel by lifting the door to about half length
• Lift the door to cover the distance left and fit the springs to the pulley system