Garage Door Installation in Mississauga and GTA
Garage Doors tend to last decades when taken care of.
However, it is advised that as the door’s mechanical technology advances, its physical doors should be too.
That is why garage door installation is a standard service as of today.
For overhead door installation, you will need advanced knowledge and tools.
You will do all of this at home at your own risk.
It is advised not to make this a first time DIY project as garage doors weigh about 300 to 400 pounds, and complications can result in severe injure injuries.
Here are the tools you’ll need for door installation
- 4-in-1 screwdriver
- Locking pliers
- Safety glasses
- socket/ratchet set
- Tension system
- Garage door kit
- Doorstop, preferably with rubber gasket
- Masking tape
- Operator bracket
The overall process of garage door repair can take you one to two days.
One of the reasons why garage door installation is often discouraged from doing on your own is because it involves removing cables, wires, and the spring system.
Garage Door Installation
Release the tension of the side-mounted springs
To release the tension of the side-mounted springs, you need to lift the door.
Then lock the springs in place with the locking pliers.
Attach the extension spring to the roller track
With the pliers, detach the cable from the bottom bracket.
Note: For torsion side-mounted springs, do not attempt to do this without a professional technician’s supervision.
Detach Garage Door
Dismantle the overhead door through its hardware.
Do not do this alone.
With the help of three people, place a block under the door and then lower the door.
One by one, remove the sections and disconnect the remaining rollers and brackets.
Installation of the First Section
The first section of your garage door pertains to the brackets.
First, the door must be leveled.
Use the rubber gasket to fill the gaps to level the floor completely.
Use the brackets and rollers, settle them in place, and then section it.
Lightly toenail as you proceed.
Install the Stiffening Strut
To Install the stiffening strut, lay the steel door flat.
Install the opener bracket.
Put the carpet scraps on top of the sawhorses and then slide the rollers onto the roller brackets.
To install the vertical roller tracks, first, wrap the curved tip of the rollers.
According to further instructions, check the approximate door track measured section.
Level and mount these tracks and then make the upper horizontal tracks.
Aligning the Upper Tracks
Carefully lift the upper roller tracks halfway through the door.
Then, lock it in place using the locking pliers.
With that, install the supporting brackets and stop bolts.
Set the Springs and Bar
Set the torsion and extension springs and bars in place.
Attach the cables and wires as per the manual’s instructions.
With the drill, add tension to the torsion spring.
Attach locking pliers on both ends to the spring to keep the bar from turning as you add tension to the torsion spring.
After that, test your garage door to see if it opens and closes smoothly.
Suppose it does not work properly despite following this article’s instructions and the garage door installation kit. In that case, it is time to call a professional technician to do garage door repair.
There are some things you need to do when you install your new garage door.
Keep it Clean
Keep the door, along with the wires and cables, clean.
Even the smallest debris on the springs can cause the door to malfunction.
Lubricate springs, cables, axles, and rollers
One of the easiest ways to diagnose a garage problem is through its sound.
And a false positive of something going wrong is an unlubricated spring, cable, axle, or rollers.
Lubricate these parts to make it run smoothly and avoid false positives.
Garage door installation is a tedious job.
We understand that you don’t want to do it yourself due to the safety hazards.
If you are in Mississauga, we are more than happy to install your garage door.
Just call us, we’ll do it for you.