A Look At The Steps Involved In A Garage Door Installation

If your garage door is old and dilapidated, it's time to get a new one so your garage is secure and attractive. A metal sectional door is a good option for homes since it's easy to care for. Here are steps to know about when it comes to a sectional garage door installation. 

Garage Door Installation Could Take Several Hours

Since the garage door is removed from your home, it's probably a good idea for you to be home when the work is going on. You may even need to pull things to your driveway or yard to make room for the crew to work, so you might want to be around to keep an eye on things. Plus, when the installer is finished, they can tell you everything you need to know about your new garage door.

A complete garage door installation project can take several hours, so you may want to schedule the work for a day off so you'll be home all day.

All The Old Parts Need To Be Removed

Even if the old tracks are in excellent shape, your garage door installer will take them off and put on new ones. This ensures the parts match and age at the same time. All parts of the door, including the spring, are taken off and will be hauled away by the garage door company.

Once the old parts are gone, the installer plans out the installation to make sure everything will line up as planned, and then the installation work can begin.

A Sectional Door Is Installed Starting At The Bottom

A sectional garage door has to be built section by section. The installer starts with the bottom panel and works their way to the top. The track may be put up loosely at first so it's easy to slide the rollers in it. Once all the panels are up, everything can be tightened down properly.

When the sections are installed, the cable for the spring can be added. Then, the spring can be installed, which is one of the most dangerous parts of the job. Once the spring is in place, it's wound so it will hold tension and lift the door.

The Door Operation Will Be Safety Checked

Once the opener is installed, the door is checked for safe operation. The installer may also use a checklist for quality control that ensures every part of the installation is double-checked. If you have any questions about how to care for your door or operate it, be sure to ask the installer before they leave so you can take good care of your door.

Contact a local garage door installation service to learn more.