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Hammer, drill, measuring tape, wood jambs, screwdriver and saw horses are the materials and tools used when installing a garage door. Acquisition of tools and materials result to the process of garage door installation. Measuring, attaching hinges and handles is the beginning of the door installation process. The various areas where the door is installed is measured and they include headroom, backroom and door opening height and width. To obtain the perfect installation the headroom, backroom and door opening height and width need to fall in a certain range.

When the door area are measured, temporary stops are then attached by flushing the inside edge of the door jamb. Not only are wood jambs used but also saw horses are used to lay the bottom piece of the new door and attach any weather stripping if necessary. The process of measuring and attaching involves measuring the various door areas then attaching a stop to the door by flushing, then using saw horses to lay the bottom piece of the new door and finally attaching the hinges.

The next process after measuring and attaching the door hinges include setting up the bottom piece into position. A level is used to properly set the piece once it has been inserted into the door frame. When the piece is in place then the nails in the partway are tapped into each wood jamb. The nails that are tapped into each wood jamb are then slanted or bent. Manufacturer’s instructions need to be followed when assembling the curved, vertical and horizontal pieces. During installation of garage doors, installing the remaining panels is the third process. The second panel is installed on top of the first and then nails are hammered. In order to hold it in place that is the second panel, nail hammering is done into the side jambs.

After nail hammering is done installation of the hinges follows suit and the process is repeated. Roller addition is done after the all the necessary sections are secured. Roller supports are used in order to place the rollers in the assembled track in order to secure the tracks brackets. When placing rollers they need not to be pressed too tightly as door damage can occur by friction. Track securing and attaching of springs is done as the last process of garage door installation. In order to install the curved and horizontal pieces, vertical tracks are secured against the jambs.

Use of previous measurements are used to and leveling also in order to make sure the tracks are straight and therefore installation horizontal pieces. Spring assembling is done according to the manufacturer’s instructions after the tracks are secured. For final touches to ensure all is good and working the door is lifted half-length to make sure the tracks are level and parallel. The ability to easily locate garage door installation services is required. Garage installation and repair services need to offer prices that are consumer friendly so as to attract and retain clients.

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