Garage Door Installation Guide
How to Install a Garage Door A Step-by-Step Guide
The design of garage doors is not a technological or mechanical miracle. They have a standard design and a set of basic functions.
But, certain have a certain number of undeniable advantages of this product:
Comfortable at all stages: from assembly and installation to full and continuous operation.
Safety and durability. The materials used in the manufacture of garage doors are fireproof and durable.
Possibility to improve existing models. That is, at any stage of operation, the buyer can buy more options or details to make using the gate even more comfortable.
Resistance to any atmospheric phenomena and weather conditions.
Variability. The buyer can make his choice among a variety of colors, textures, textures and functionality of garage models.
If your garage door is a little worn out and has begun to perform poorly, it’s time to think about replacing it with a new one.
Of course, you can install your garage door yourself or you can take the help of professional companies. There are many professional companies that you can turn to for help.
The speed of installation depends only on the skill and experience of the craftsman or the buyer himself, if the gate installation is done by your own efforts. The maximum installation time is no more than 7-8 hours.
If you are going to do the installation with your own hands, read our guide on how to install a garage door. This will give you a clear idea of how to remove the old door and install the new one.
First of all, you should stock up on a set of tools needed to install a garage door:
\\A drill with a set of various drills and attachments;
\\Protective equipment for hands, eyes and head (gloves, goggles and helmet);
Here are a few basic things to consider when assembling a garage structure
Step 1: de-energize
The first step is to relieve the tension in the torsion spring. Clamp the adjustable locking pliers on the torsion spring shaft and press the pliers against the top wall above the garage door.
You can now see four holes in the torsion spring plant cone. These are for loosening and tightening. Insert a steel rod into one of these holes. Pressing the rod firmly down, start loosening the screws holding the winding cone in place.
Step 2: Detach the door
After you’ve loosened the spring tension, it’s time to disconnect the door. Start by removing the door panels from the top, then remove the hinges and finally disconnect the rail from the door frame by unscrewing the bolts Step 3: Install the new door panels
Proceed to install the new door. If it’s a two-car door, start by placing the fittings on the top panel of the door. Now drill guide holes to secure the bar, and attach the new hinges to the top and the axle support to the bottom of each panel.
Step 3: Attach the hinges and install the guide rail.
Attach the top hinge halves to the panels above it. Place the wheel axles in the top and bottom axle supports and in the side hinges. Install the rail by attaching the brackets to the guide tubes and positioning them against the garage wall. Attach the door cable to the bottom panel through the hook on it.
Step 4: Attach the spring assembly to the track
Attach the spring assembly to the track. You can use the instruction manual here. Now place the curved part of the track on the vertical bar and attach the free end to the ceiling bracket.
Step 5: Join the tracks together
Join the horizontal and vertical track together and tighten the bolt as tightly as possible. Make sure you use the correct size bolt when securing the tracks.
Step 6: Install the springs
Find the center hole and mark it correctly on the door lintel to attach the spring support. Now attach the spring support anchors to the spring subsequently attaching it to the locking cone.
Step 8: Install the torsion bar and pulleys
Insert the torsion bar into the side reaper bracket and make sure it is securely fastened, and then you can attach the pulleys to both ends of the bar.
Step 9: Attach the door cable
Attach the cable to the pulley wheels on either side of the torsion bar. Turn the wheels to make sure the pulley is tensioned for slack. Now tighten the locking pliers on the outside of the bracket to keep the rod from turning.
Step 10: Tighten the springs
The last step is to tighten the springs. You can use the steel rod again to tighten the spring as you used it to loosen it. Once the necessary tension is achieved, you can remove the pliers.
The manufacturer advises you to pay attention to the following nuances:
‘Make sure the gate is balanced and functioning properly;
‘Make sure that no foreign objects are jammed between the movable and fixed parts of the actuator;
‘Do not use the drive if it is out of order;
‘Make sure that there are no foreign objects in the area of operation of the drive;
‘Passage and passage under the gate is allowed only when the structure is stopped and the drive is switched off.