Sometimes, people may use the wrong tool when attempting an installation. When installing a garage door, you need to be careful about the tools that you use. For instance, do not use nails in place of lag screws. Most people have the misconception that nails are cheaper than screws. While this may be true, note that nails bend and break after regular usage of the garage door, given the amount of pressure exerted. This will cause severe damage to the door in the end. It is better to spend more on screws than incur the high cost of repair later.
Attempting an Installation Single-Handedly
While a DIY job may look economical, you should avoid attempting a garage door installation single-handedly. The springs of the door are dangerous, and you need help handling them. In addition, the garage door is too heavy to manage alone. Get someone to help or hire experts to ensure that the installation is done properly with minimal chances of causing serious accidents in the process.
Installing the Motor Center
It is a common occurrence to see people installing the garage door motor off-center with the misconception that it will provide more obstructions. Avoid this at all costs. The motor and the lift assembly should be in the exact center of the garage door. Failure to observe this rule will make the door buckle and bind, eventually causing damage to the door.
When doing a garage door replacement, it is necessary that you do some adjustments to the door to ensure that it is working properly. Important adjustments include testing the lift mechanism. Most people overlook this and later start noticing endless problems with the opening and closing of the door. Do not be one of them.
Forcing the Door Into a Small Space
When installing a garage door, keep in mind the amount of space needed for the garage door to fit in, as specified in the manufacturer’s instructions. Do not force it in a smaller space, as this will damage the door.
Failure to Install the Steel Door Stiffener
Sometimes you might want to save money by leaving out the steel stiffener. This is a mistake to be avoided because the stiffener is meant to reinforce the door’s top panel. Without it, the repeated jerking from the motor will make the panel to buckle.
Garage door installation or replacement is a major undertaking, and it is best handled by professionals, such as IDC Garage Door. We have extensive experience in garage installation and repair and can get the job done without mistakes or damage to your house and garage. Avoid injury to yourself and damage to your garage. Contact us today for professional garage doors installation in Marietta.