Garage door installation is a tedious job whether you opt for a manual or automatic garage door for your home. While the manual type is easier to install, it really depends on what type of garage door you have. Manual doors can be pulled with a handle and are easily installed because they are lighter than automatic ones. However, the lighter doors may not serve your purpose because they are not very sturdy or dependable. Automatic ones require setting up not only the garage door but also the related cables and motors. The second type is usually preferred by customers because they are convenient to use and are absolutely necessary if the door is made of hard wood. Keep in mind automatic doors become manual the minute the power supply gets affected.
Residential garage doors require caution when you are installing them. Instructions placed in the manual are only guidelines, and you must be thorough with them. Although a trifle costly, it is always advisable to contact a professional for the installation job.
Tips for Manual and Automatic Garage Door Installation
Fix the bracket and horizontal angle to the jamb, and after connecting the torsion tube and springs, put them in the bracket. Measure the spring release length, and tighten screws to the torsion tube. Secure both left and right drum sides. Lastly, fix the tube retainer and remember to wind the spring. When fixing an automatic garage door, do the following:
* Attach the drive, which contains the motor for opening and closing the door, with the tracks.
* Assemble and join all sections of the track, and fix the motor to the ceiling by a beam by following the manufacturer's instructions.
* Wires must be connected from this motor through a switch.
* Set up infrared sensors to detect if anything is in the path of the slide.
* Connect the door opener to the garage door.
Residential garage doors come in a variety of designs, like roller doors that are most popular or sectional doors that look similar to roller garage doors but do not need rollers to run. Both these types help to save space. You could also opt for an up-and-over garage door, which swings up and outside and looks classy but needs more space. Finally, there are the simple side-hinged garage doors, which are the oldest and popular in rural areas.
Choices for garage door accessories are limitless whether it is a ready-made style or self-created design. Garage door selection should not be an afterthought because it reflects your home's personality and appearance. Most garage door accessories can be bought from suppliers, like extension springs, rollers, cables, top and bottom brackets, tracks, hinges, locks, seas, remote controls, jab brackets, and sensors. What is vital is that you know full well which parts are compatible with your garage door.