Can I Install a Garage Door Myself?
A garage door is one of the most important parts of a home’s security. When you need a new garage door installation, you are likely considering many brands, companies to work with, and might even consider trying to complete the installation on your own. Garage door installation can seem like a perfect DIY project, but it comes with many unseen challenges.
Installing a Garage Door: The Basics
When done with the right tools and expertise, installation can be a quick process that will leave your garage working flawlessly for years to come. However, for those unfamiliar with the process, it can be a complex project with many dangerous steps if done wrong. Read below as we share a few insights into the installation process.
- The first step of installation is removing your old equipment. You will need to start by releasing your garage door tension, which is one of the most dangerous steps if done wrong. Your garage door holds a great amount of weight and tension in the springs that support it, and you will need to execute extreme caution while releasing the tension of your springs.
- Removal of the old door & equipment – After removing tension from the springs, you will then need to remove the old door and all its hardware. Removal of your old equipment is the second step and is a complicated process that can be time consuming, and if done wrong can result in damage to your property as the doors are usually quite heavy.
- Installing the new door & equipment – To function properly, your new garage needs precise measurements in your panel, track, and hinge placement. So, following the instructions provided with your door is the best way to handle this step. However, keep in mind that most DIY garage door kits are not under a warranty if anything does go wrong. When you work with a team of trained professionals, like those at G Brothers Garage Doors, your garage is covered so if anything is damaged, it can be replaced at no additional cost to you.
When it comes to garage door installation, we always recommend hiring a professional. Even with all the knowledge and tools needed for installation, it is much more efficient, cost-effective, and safe to work with the team at G Brothers Garage Doors. We install, replace, and repair both residential and commercial garage doors in Lakewood.