DIY-savvy homeowners think about doing their own house repairs, but they always hesitate in pushing through such projects as they find them to be really hectic. Still, we find the DIY garage door installation to be an extremely interesting task. If you think you have the time and skills to perform a successful DIY installation of a garage door regardless of how tedious the installation procedure is, then this article is for you.
In this article, we will show you how you can do your own installation of a sectional garage door, one that uses rollers in order to slide upwards and downwards. Of course, you still need to follow the specific guidelines and instructions given to you by the manufacturer when doing handyman. This will be for your own safety.
We know that you are already itching to start with the process, but you also need to make sure that you install a garage door that has torsion spring systems. There are also some with standard torsion springs which you should not install yourself. Why? It is for the sole reason that standard torsion springs are dangerous to handle because of the extreme tension within their internal systems. If you happen to have the need to install a garage door with standard torsion springs, then you have to hire a professional.
Now, let’s have some fun and begin with the process! Remember, be extra careful and alert to ensure your safety.
Below are the steps to follow when doing handyman services:
- -First off, attach the weather stripping at the bottom-most edge of the first panel. Then, secure the panel in the doorway carefully by pressing the nails at an angle that they’d lodge and fix the door properly.
-Next one is quite simple. Follow the guidelines that have been specified by the manufacturer. Accumulate all the pieces necessary for different tracks: curved, vertical, and horizontal.
-Once again, take out the manual and follow the instructions of the manufacturer. Install the rollers and supportive brackets to where they are required on the section of the door. Slip in the rollers’ vertical track on the door’s first section. Repeat the same process on the other side.
-Moving on to the second section, install the rollers into it. Then, set the section and slip the rollers in onto their vertical tracks. Do this on both sides.
-The above procedure can be used to install your door’s third section. To ensure your safety, all screws must be driven and set in place carefully. Garage doors, because of their heavy build, tend to wield a tremendous amount of force when they are moved. Therefore, you need to be careful.
-The next step is to affix the tracks and jamb brackets. The brackets must be attached to all of the framing members. Before you tighten the lag screws, make sure that the tracks have already adjusted.
-To finish, install the curved and horizontal tracks. Bolt them together, and you’re done!