Garage Door Installation Service
Garage doors are heavy and complex so it’s important to work with a trusted garage door professional when installing a new door. Here is a list of reasons why you should invest in a professional to do this job:
Safety. Perhaps the number one reason you should use a professional to install a new garage door is for safety. Garage doors are heavy and awkward, and professionals are trained in how to handle, lift and install this piece of equipment safely. Trying to do this job yourself can result in injury to you and your family, which is simply not worth the risk.
- Category : Garage Door Installation
- Completed : 15 Nov, 2019
- Value : $5500
- Advisor : Leo and Dylan
- Location : Valley Village, CA
Step One - Release the Tension
Step one is to release the tension in the torsion spring before we begin working on the garage door. We start by clamping adjustable locking pliers onto the torsion spring shaft and wedging the pliers against the header wall above the door.
Next, we insert a steel rod into one of the holes in the spring winding cone, which has four holes used for loosening and tightening. It's important to hold tightly to the rod, and loosen the setscrews holding the winding cone in place.
We use the steel rods to loosen the spring one-quarter turn at a time. Alternate the two rods, using one to hold the cone steady and the other to turn the cone after the first rod is removed.
PROJECT CHALLENGE Disconnecting the Existing Opener and Door
After the tension has been released, we disconnect the existing garage-door opener from the door.
We begin to remove the door panels by starting at the top panel, and removing the hinges connected to the panel below. It's important to be careful when dealing with glass.
Then we disconnect the track by unscrewing or unbolting it from the door frame.
If you're planning on replacing your automatic door opener, remove the opener's track from above and remove the opener.
FINAL RESULT Install the Door Panels and Secure the Hinges and Install the Track
Begin installing the new door. If we're installing a two-car garage door, we place a reinforcing bar on the top panel to prevent the door from bowing in the center. It important to be sure the bar is centered on the panel. Drill pilot holes and secure the bar with screws. Attach hinges to the top of each panel. Many new doors come with pilot holes drilled by the manufacturer. Attach axle supports to the bottom of the bottom panel and to the top of the top panel.