Garage Door Opener Installations - The Basics To Check For BEFORE Installation

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Perhaps your new home didn't come with a professionally installed garage door or maybe your old one has finally lifted it's last door. Whatever the reason, it's now time to find a new opener and arrange for the garage door opener installation.

Now, maybe you feel you can do it yourself. Or maybe you're one of those people who feel if someone else can do it and save you the aggravation, then it's well worth the money. Regardless of which way you choose, there are several things you need to take care of before you or someone else attempts this job for you.

First of all, make sure your garage door is working correctly before you go and put an opener in place. Keep in mind that the door is supported by cables, pulleys and door springs, not the remote controlled opener. The door hardware should be well lubricated and opening and closing well manually.

A good rule of thumb is, if you can't open and close it well, get that fixed before you install the opener or you will damage your garage door opener when it can't easily perform it's task. The opener simply pulls on pulley's and utilizes the garage doors own systems- if they get stuck it could burn out the motor on your opener!

When doing your inspection of the door before applying the garage door opener installation, you need to check out the springs. If your door has a single coil above the door and it's rusted or appears to need replacement, take heed, do not do it yourself.

This is a big job that should only be done by a service technician who's qualified in your type of door job. While this may seem silly to say, it still bears repeating. Remove any and all cords or ropes that you may have attached to your door before attempting to install the opener. You, or the person installing the door could get tangled in them while installing.

If you have a fiberglass or metal door that's light, it's going to need to be reinforced so that it doesn't go flying up when it's pulled by the opener and damage your door. Regardless if you buy a Genie garage door opener or a Skylink garage door opener, they're going to come with a manual.

Save it, even if you're hiring someone else to do the job. If you've lost it, most can be downloaded in PDF format on the Internet. Good luck with the job and take a bit of advice, order extra replacement garage door openers for your car, your spouse's car and an extra in case one is lost. Trust me on this one.

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