If you’re considering installing a new garage door in your home and aren’t sure of the exact steps, read on to find out more.
Get the Correct Measurements
The first thing you should do before even purchasing a new garage door is take the measurements. Make sure you measure the width of the door from the structure itself. Don’t forget to measure for head room, ensuring that there’s enough room for the door to operate functionally. Be sure to take into consideration the width of any pipes or other items that may change the end results.
Lower the Door if Necessary
It’s no secret that each door is different. So with this in mind, you may need to lower or take out the existing door entirely. For safety reasons, it is highly important that there is no tension on the door when taking it apart.
It’s also important to bear in mind that when the springs are released, there is nothing to support the weight replacement. Garage doors weigh usually around 150 pounds and if the door isn’t locked in place, there can be no way to hold it unless manually – which can be challenging.
You’ll next want to remove any existing door panels as well as disassemble the operator. If you’re unsure how to do this or are concerned, speak to an expert at Professional Doors and Windows LLC.
It’s Now Time to Install
Firstly, prepare the frame, level the new door, install weather stripping, and attach the hinges before installing the new door. Once you’re satisfied that it’s on, tighten the tracks and install the cable and spring.
If you want to speak to us about any aspect of replacing, installing, or removing a garage door, get in touch with us today at (817) 538-7668.