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The Challenge of Installing Your New Garage Door

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By : Faith Warner    99 or more times read
You want to do something that interests you. You look around your house. You go outside. You see something which caught your fancy. You want to install a new garage door. You think of it as a new challenge but you face it head on. But the question is how?

The garage door is arguably the biggest mechanical object in any normal sized home. And it is probably because of its size that makes its installation a pretty tall but possible order. It is an enormous and heavy object which is understandably the reason why a lot of people have professionals do it for them. But still, there are those like you who choose to rise up to the challenge. You want to install your new garage door.

Prepare yourself

Study the procedure and methods of installing first. You must equip yourselves with the proper knowledge in doing this challenge. Buy yourself some books, scour the internet and ask the experts. This will enable you to understand the magnitude of the victory that you will feel as soon as you successfully install your garage door.

There are different kinds of garage doors for all. It will depend on what you really want. Find the door which really fits you and your home. There are the large and heavy doors, which are more difficult to install and the smaller and lighter doors, which are easier to install. You must also take into account that single-wide garage doors are, oftentimes, the easiest to install. The wider the doors become, the heavier they become. And the heavier they are, the harder they are to install.

Most garage doors have with them manuals and kits for installation. Study them hard and familiarize yourself with the terms stated. This will allow you to smoothly install your door with the least hitches as possible.

Seek reinforcement

Now if you already own an existing garage door and just want to replace it, it would be best that you let the professionals remove it. Garage doors which have a standard torsion-spring mechanism are very dangerous because of its extreme tension. Let the professionals do this for you. Allow this for your safety and those around you. Victory would be less enjoyable if you are missing any part of your body because you were too proud to submit to the professionals.

Do what you were meant to do

Be sure of the materials that you are using. Be sure that the wood framing for your door is solid. If you are only replacing an old door, be sure that the old wood framing has no rot in it. Be sure that you are going to attach your new door to solid wood. Otherwise, catastrophe might ensue. And you donít want that.

You then install your new door following the manual which you studied intently. You succeed, but the challenge is not over yet.


Double check all the things which you have attached as you were installing your door. Make sure that all are in their proper places and everything is where it should be. Ensure the quality of your work. You do not want any accidents to happen. Check the overhead track. Be sure that it is fastened properly. Make sure that the bottom of the door is level and parallel. Make sure that the door is level as well.

You have finally overcome the challenge. You are victorious. Congratulate yourself with the thought that while some retreated from this challenge, you won and overcame it.

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