Electric garage doors were generally installed by the luxurious and most wealthy owners, but not anymore today! Houses with a garage are today replacing the manual door for the electric one, as the latter not only keep the cars covered and protected, but also adds style to the property. Electric garage doors are far more superior in security than the conventional manual doors. Once locked, they offer an utmost impenetrable barrier, keeping the vehicles and other belongings of the garage safe. Since these doors are remote operated, they save a person from stepping out into the rain, snow, or heat to open or close the door, every time the car goes in and out of the garage. Electric garage doors are made up of aluminum, steel or wood and can be easily installed within a time period of 4 to 5 hours. Read on further to know the instructions for electric garage door installation.
Electric Garage Door Installation Instructions
- A Garage Door (large enough to let your car or truck pass through)
- Torque Tube
- Garage Door Installation Guide
- Nut Driver
- Drilling Machine
- Using the weather-stripping, seal the underside of the first panel.
- Attach the nails to the door at an angle such that it is placed in a proper position.
- Collect all the required pieces for the vertical curved and horizontal tracks following the garage door installation manual.
- Fix the brackets and the roller to the first section of the garage door and carefully secure the vertical tracks on the roller of that section.
- Follow the same procedure for the remaining three sections of the garage door.
- Make sure that the door is properly leveled and thereafter, plumb the vertical door. Also, see that all the screws are fixed properly and are in the proper position.
- Attach the jack brackets with the tracks and attach them further to the framing members.
- Once the tracks are adjusted, secure the lag crews tightly.
- Bolt the curved and horizontal tracks together. Check the level of the horizontal track and cut the rear hanger of the track.
- After cutting the track hanger, fix it to a blocking and mount the track on the blocking.
- Repeat the same procedure for the second horizontal track.
- Fix the door to its place and check the track alignment of the door.
- Install a torque tube to fix the garage door opener to save yourself from trouble free opening of the door. Install the door opener above the garage door so that it is connected to the tracks with brackets that are attached to the curved tracks.
- Follow the manual’s exact instructions for installing the garage door opener.
- Finally, check whether the door and the protection system are perfectly installed as per manufacturer’s instructions.