Should You Do Your Own Garage Door Installation?
Many people think garage door installation is something they can do on their own. Just follow the steps in a how-to guide, then you can save a few bucks by doing it yourself.
But installing your own garage door can actually cause a lot of problems. Make even a minor mistake and you can end up breaking your system the first time you try it out. Even if you don’t break it, you can still waste hours and energy doing it yourself, only to discover that it doesn’t work properly. Then you need to call a professional garage door installer anyway.
Garage Door Installation Steps
Still think you should do your own garage door installation?
Here’s a quick peek of what you’re in for (step-by-step):
- Release the tension in the torsion spring
- Disconnect your opener and door
- Install the panels for your new door
- Secure the hinges for your door
- Install the track on the wall
- Attach the spring assembly to the track
- Bolt the horizontal and vertical tracks together
- Install the springs
- Slide the torsion rod into the header brackets
- Install the pulleys
- Attach the cable to the pulley wheel on both sides
- Tighten the springs
That just gives you an idea of what garage door installation is all about. To even attempt doing it right, you need to read up more on the process, follow your instructions manual, and learn from trial and error. Even then it’s very easy to make a mistake.
Hire a Professional Garage Door Installer
If you’re a DIY buff set on installing your own garage door, then you can learn how to do it online and probably accomplish the task. But if you’re not that confident or just looking to save money on installation, it’s better to hire a professional garage door installer.
A garage door installer can have your new garage door up in a matter of hours. We can help you pick the best garage door for your budget. They’ll do it the right way the first time, and if any problems do come up, they’ll take responsibility to fix it. Getting your garage door professionally installed is actually very affordable, efficient, and worth the investment.
There are lots of other benefits to working with a garage door installer as well. Ex-Cello, for example, is an overhead door company that services Boise, Meridian, Nampa, and other areas around Idaho. We have experience installing, repairing, and servicing all brands of residential and commercial garage doors. If there’s ever an issue after installation, we can quickly come out and address the problem. We offer 24 hour emergency services if something breaks or malfunctions with your garage door. We also have more than 10,000 new and used garage door parts in stock to give you a quick and affordable repair.
Garage door installation isn’t as simple as hanging up tracks and a door. You have to make the right adjustments to ensure that normal wear and tear don’t shorten the life of your garage door system. Accessories like automatic openers, remotes, apps, and wireless wall consoles also require some software knowledge to set up. With all that in mind, it’s really better to hire a professional door installer to do the job right.