Have you just built a custom home in Houston, Texas or any location and need help installing the garage door? Follow along as you learn the process of installing a new garage door on your new construction in this easy-to-follow, step-by-step procedure.
Step 1: Fix the panels of the door:
Start by installing the new door for the garage. Put a bar that is reinforcing on the panel’s top so as the door will now bow in the center. Ensure that the bar is at the panel’s center. Many new doors already have holes made by the makers, but if they come without pilot holes, drill some holes and use screws to secure them.
Step 2: Fix the track and secure the hinges:
Put the wheeled axles on the hinges and the supports of the bottom and top axle. Next, install the track by placing brackets to the pieces that are vertical. Double-check with your manual to avoid any mistake in this step. After you have attached the brackets, put them on the wall where you want them fixed, then attached the cable of the door to the hook before placing the bottom bracket against the wall.
Step 3: Fix the assembly of the spring to the track:
Gather all pieces that will be used to support the assembly of the spring and attach them firmly to the track. Again, check the instructions to ensure you’re fixing it in the right place. Place the track’s curved part by the vertical piece you had earlier installed and fix the end onto the ceiling bracket.
Step 4: Fasten the bolts together:
Attach the both tracks onto the door (horizontal and vertical). When you’re certain the door fits and lines up correctly, strongly tighten the bolts. Make a hole on the horizontal track so as to align to the other vertical track by using the other holes in the verticals to know the right spot to make the hole. Connect the bolts together by using the right bolt size to avoid it obstructing the track.
Step 5: Attach the springs:
Discover and mark the opening’s center to the header of the door; that is where you’ll fix the spring’s support. Before fixing the locking cone of the spring, fix the anchors of the spring first.
Step 6: Fix the pulleys and torsion rod:
Attach the torsion rod inside the side header bracket’s holes. The rod has to be secured; then fix the pulleys to both ends of the rod. When this is done, attach the cable to the wheel on both of the sides.
Step 7: Tighten every spring on the door of the garage:
Draw a line across each spring using a chalk so it can assist you determine the number of times the springs have been turned as you begin tightening. See your manual to know how many turns you’ll need to tighten every spring.
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