If you want to install a garage door in your home, whether it’s a do-it-yourself project or you’d rather hire someone, read our illustrated step-by-step guide, How to Install a Garage Door.
Garage doors are large, heavy, and complicated pieces of machinery, so it’s not surprising that the average homeowner hires a professional to handle the installation. However, if you’re a seasoned do-it-yourselfer and feel up to the challenge, it is possible!
The garage door has a torsion spring system that is much safer to adjust than a standard torsion-spring model. It’s also critical to contact a professional garage door installer if you notice something wrong with your railing, such as creaking or cracking, as this could indicate a more serious problem.
To avoid personal injury and property damage, you should work very carefully on this first task.
Before performing any garage door maintenance, you must first release the tension in the spring!
Follow these steps to accomplish this:
Clamp the winding shaft with your adjustable locking pliers. Wedge the pliers against a spot on the door frame above the garage door to help secure them. Now, using your fingers, feel for the holes in the spring cone’s edge. There should be four of them here. Insert a steel rod through one of these holes and hold it tightly while loosening and tightening each * that holds this mechanism in place. Loosen all of the springs by alternating which screws you turn a quarter turn clockwise, then counter-clockwise, until no gaps remain between each spring and its covering side. When you’re comfortable with the changes, tighten all four screws clockwise, using both hands where possible as it will be far easier than just one!