Garage Doors installation.
A strong and secure garage door is an extremely important part of your domestic security system. With an installation manual, right tools and the right mechanical expertise, you may be able to install the system yourself!
However, if you have decided to install a new one, make sure that you check around carefully before picking one. Also, use your old garage gate as a model to help you decide the things you want and the things you do not want in your new garage door.
When choosing the garage door, you should carefully consider the cost of installation, construction materials, removing the old door, the kind of new garage door that you want, warranty and other factors. Garage door installation usually cost between $200 and $600. However, the price mostly depends on the size of the door and where you want to install it.
Key Things You should Consider When Installing Garage Doors
Professionals are always better
That’s right, it is always better to get your new garage door put in place by experts. They will know what is best for the door. In addition, you will also be given some warranty on the parts that the experts will use for installing the new gate. So make sure that you let the professionals do their thing and deal with the tough task involved in garage gate installation. All you need to do is look for an installing company that is well reputed and is cost-effective.
Garage gate experts are always on high demand. There are four major reasons for this. Firstly, the experts have the required expertise. Secondly, they will save a lot of your time. Thirdly, they can help you customize the look and feel of your garage door if you so desire. Lastly, many garage installation experts give warranties on the parts they have used.
Therefore, you should seriously consider the services of experts before attempting to install your new garage door by yourself.
Follow the installation instructions to the letter
If you decide to install the gate yourself, ensure that you follow the instruction manual to the hilt. You should be comfortable with tools and machines if you are attempting to install the garage door. Also, having the right tools and equipment is very important for a proper garage gate installation.
New garage gate comes in different sections and each section must be properly assembled before hanging them. You can make use of a workbench or sawhorse for assembling the garage door sections. This process is expected to take a considerable amount of time.
If you have an old garage door, you need to have it removed before installing the new garage gate. After removing the old door and track, you need to check the frame to make sure that it has not been damaged. The most important step when installing a new garage gate is to make sure that the first section of the gate is fitted to level. This is very crucial because all the remaining sections will be stacked on top of this first section. If the first section comes out crooked, the whole garage door will appear crooked. So the brackets of the first section must be fitted with extra care and tightened properly.
After completing the installation of the first section, you have to attach the first section of the track and the rollers. After this, proceed to install the second section, then the second section of the track and also the corresponding rollers. You will then repeat this process for all sections.
After installing all the section, the next thing is the installing horizontal tracks across the ceiling. You can make use of a ladder or something similar to hold the horizontal track in place while you work on its bracing. The level of the track must be maintained.
Lastly, install the spring system. Spring systems differ greatly and you should carefully follow the manufacturer’s installation manual.
Garage Door Spring
When installing a garage door, spring is a very important consideration. A standard torsion spring system is very difficult to install/replace. So most home-owners can’t do it on their own. On the contrary, an extended spring system is often easier to install. Make sure to check manufacturer’s manual if you are not sure about the type of spring system you have.