Finding the Best Garage Door Installation
Instructions for Installing Garage Door
The installation instructions for the garage door outlined here are just general, and are not a complete set of instructions. For full guidance, you can review your Setup Manual. Yet it is not as hard to mount a garage door as some would imagine. It requires the desire to obey rational steps and to take them in sequence. Measurements are the first order of business.You may want to check out a replacement installed for more.
Until you can get going, you will need to have some precise measurements. They will help decide the size of the door you need and should be written down so that you do not forget it. Taking first the door opening height and width. It will give you the starting point for your figures and, once again, will represent your door size.
Finding your ‘side-room’ is the next move. It is the space on the same side, from the side of your door to the garage wall. For your regular extension spring and torsion spring, your vertical line, will need at least 3-3/4 from the foot. Then you’ll need to have 5-1/2 for the extension season.
Your next test is to assess your ‘head-room.’ This is the amount of space that will start at the top of the door up to the ceiling. In this instance, you’ll need 10, and 12 for the torsion spring for an extension spring. If you’re running into a situation where you’ve little headroom, then special equipment is designed just for that occasion. If you intend on installing a garage door opener you may need more headroom.
Now it’s time to get the ‘back-room’ numbers. It would be the gap behind the garage door that opens up all the way to the garage wall backwards. That will add up to whatever the door height is, plus an extra eighteen inch. And just like above, if you’re planning on putting in a garage door opener, you’ll need more space.
You will now have the door opening ready for installation when you have your measurements taken and written down. You will have a frame of 2×6 wood jambs on the inside of the door opening. This wood should correspond to the height of the headroom you measured just a little earlier