Whether you are a homeowner building your own dream garage, or a professional builder, here are some things that we recommend you should be doing to prepare for a new garage door.
Framing Framing Framing
Correctly framing the door is critical to ensure a proper fit, smooth operation and safe installation. In addition to a properly framed rough opening, additional supports need to be installed in the inside of the opening to ensure the track and counter balance systems can be secured properly. We have drawings available for your build, just ask!
Please wait before installing drywall
While may be tempting to install drywall overtop of the framing, it can problems for the door installation. The tracks are not secured directly to the frame with the drywall in the way and therefor can cause the hardware to wiggle loose overtime and cause problems.
Further, the drywall can interfere with the flush installation of the door and often needs to be trimmed.
You built a beautiful garage, now do you want exposed wires everywhere for your opener? We always install wires in a neat and professional fashion, however pre-wiring (hiding) your low voltage wires will make for a much nicer finish.Also, make sure you remember to install an electrical outlet in the appropriate place for your opener. We have wiring drawings available, just ask!
Design, Plan, Prepare
Almost every single door we sell is made-to-order. That means it takes time to build, process through quality control and ship out. Although we are often ahead of schedule, it’s best to order your door at least 4-6 weeks before installation.
We are here to help! Contact us if you have any questions at all relating to a new garage door, don’t hesitate to reach out and one of us will help you out with the information you need.