Installing your own carriage garage doors may seem like a difficult project. However, with a basic understanding of how doors work and the right tools, build carriage garage doors can actually be a project you can do on your own with ease. This stage will guide you to install garage doors properly and efficiently.
- Read all instructions from the manufacturer. This will give you an idea of the door installation process so you can understand what stage will be done and what components you will need. Keep in mind, although this article provides a good overview of the garage door installation process, there may be a crucial, specific step according to the door manufacturer you are going to install.
- List the components you get. Your garage door should be accompanied by the necessary components. Make sure you have all the components mentioned in the instructions and you understand where each component will be installed. Group each component and place it on the container so as not to spill and anticipate missing components) If any components are missing, do not start the installation. It would be no good if you keep installing the door without all the necessary components. Collect all the tools and additional materials that you will need for door installation. These include hammers, nails, electric drills with screwdrivers, screws, and gloves. You will also need a ladder to install the door components at the top. Put all the equipment and garage door enhancements provided by the manufacturer in an easily accessible container making for easier installation.
- Prepare the first door panel to be installed. If the hinges have not been paired with the top of the first panel, then attach them. Launch the wheel into the left and right hinges on the panel. Also, attach the weather stripping provided by the manufacturer to the bottom edge of the first panel. Place the first panel on the door frame. Place the panel in the center with the weather-stripping stick on the floor. Make sure you have selected a garage door that is wide enough to close the door hole but it does not stretch too far past the door hole. The garage door is sold in standard size, with a single garage door opened by the most basic upward roll up approximately 2.1 m and its width of about 2.7 m. If your door hole is different from this size, you may have to order a special door.
- Raft the vertical, horizontal, and curved pathways according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Each of these different sections must remain separate because these sections will be installed in separate stages. But the vertical part must be connected, if necessary. Place the vertical path by launching the wheel in the first panel to the end of the path and then drop the panel. Start with one side and then continue with the other side. Make sure each path is flat and each panel is in the middle of the door hole. Screw the path to the door frame with the supplied bracket but do not attach it completely.
- Set the second panel above the first panel with the help of an assistant. Unlike the first panel, the outer hinges of the second panel should not be hooked before the panel is in its place. Then, attach the hinges from the first panel to the base of the second panel. These screws can be fully trimmed after the panels are aligned properly. Make sure that the lag screws fit into the framework well but do not first solidify the screw bolt completely because you still need to set the path.
- Repeat the above steps when installing the garage door panels next. Make sure that the brackets under each panel are attached to the wall. Place the path horizontally and curved. Follow manufacturer’s instructions when connecting paths. Maybe laying the horizontal lane up the stairs at this point will prove helpful. Install a torque tube and/or spring if you do not intend to use a garage door opener. If you intend to use an opening, do not install a torque tube first. The torque tube and/or spring provide lift assistance for the door and help when you open and close the door manually.