There are a lot of available information online with instructions on how to install your own garage door. This is why a lot of homeowners are actually doing it themselves, buying their own garage doors and taking a crack in its installation.
However, know that a significant number of the calls that we get at A1 Garage Door Service are about do-it-yourself garage door installations gone wrong. Worse, some of these calls even involve some sort of injury to the installer.
As such, we do not recommend installing your own garage door yourself, especially if you do not have the necessary training for it. True, the D-I-Y videos make the process seem very simple and easy to do. But trust us, your garage door has complex mechanisms that should be properly installed by an experienced technician. Otherwise, these may cause some safety hazards to you and to your family.
So, what makes installing a garage door not an easy task for a beginner?
- You will have to carefully read and understand the manual that goes with your garage door. The manual contains all the necessary information for the installation of your garage door. Note also that for each type of garage door, even if it comes from the same brand/manufacturer, there may be very specific instructions that you will need to follow in order to maximize or optimize its efficiency.
- A lot of different parts come with your garage door. These include all the nuts and bolts, hinges, rollers, tracks, garage door spring and so on. And we are not even talking about the garage door opener here which is another complicated mechanism. Before you start, you will need to take stock of all of these parts in order to determine what goes where. If you are not able to properly install your door due to a lack of understanding of its parts, your garage door may be a big safety hazard.
- You will have to make sure that you have the necessary tools available for your garage door installation. These tools may include a power drill, screwdrivers, nails, hammer, among others. If you do not have these tools, you will have a problem in properly installing your garage door.
- There are a lot of specific steps involved in installing your garage door. Failure to follow even a single step may lead to a safety hazard.
Overall, note that it is still more cost-efficient and most importantly, safe, to have your garage door installed by an experienced technician. Garage door technicians are there for a reason – they are trained in handling any type of garage door and can even provide you with advice on how to maintain and ensure that your door is in a perfect working condition for years to come.
A1 Garage Door Service has a team of well-experienced technicians who will provide you with guidance and advice for FREE. What’s more, we provide the most cost-efficient garage door service with the best quality. We will also ensure that your garage door has passed all of our safety checks for your peace of mind. This is why we are the leading garage door service in the industry. Call us now at 480-616-2230