You might think that installing a garage door yourself is going to save you money, however, that may not be the case. There are several common mistakes that people make when they try to install a garage door themselves. These mistakes could wind up costing you more money and propose a hazard during and after installation. Garage Door Repair Company in the Twin Cities metro area is here to keep you from making these mistakes. Let’s look at what these DIY mistakes are.
Motor Being Off-Center
To ensure the garage door rolls up and down properly the motor and lift assembly need to be exactly in the center of the door. If either one is off just a little, it will make the door shake while it is rolling up and down. The shaking will cause the tracks to loosen and fall. The whole motor being off-center can also cause the motor, tracks, and springs to wear out before their time.
Do-it-yourselfers will try to save money by using nails instead of screws to install the garage door tracks. This is a total waste of time and money. To install a garage door track, you should use lag screws, not nails. The weight of the garage doors put too much stress and strain on the track and will pull nails out of the garage wall. The technicians at Garage Door Repair Company will use the correct hardware.
Consider the Whole Garage
When installing a garage door, the layout of the whole garage plays a major role in the installation. Something as small as the garage light placement can cause the whole installation to be off. The garage door motor and lift assembly need to be at the exact center of the garage door; if the light is in this spot, the light will have to be moved to ensure a proper installation. Let Garage Door Repair Company make sure everything is in its place.
The top panels of a garage door are subject to a tremendous amount of stress every time the door opens. Due to this a steel stiffener should be installed across the top of the garage door to ensure a strong, long-term structure. The stiffener is commonly not installed which in turn causes damage to the garage door. Our technicians at Garage Door Repair Company will install the stiffener.
Garage Door Company in the Twin Cities Metro Area
Do you need a garage door installed? If so, let Garage Door Repair Company in St. Paul, Minnesota install your garage door correctly. Call us today to schedule your garage door installation. We offer services in garage door installation, repair, and maintenance. You can reach us at 612-886-9606, or you can message us on our contact page.