Common Mistakes to Avoid When Installing a Garage Door

Several Factors to Consider When Taking on a Garage Door Installation Project

Many homeowners feel that they don’t need to hire a professional installer in order to have a functional, safe, and beautiful garage door. While there are some types of doors that can be installed by homeowners themselves, most of the garage doors available these days require a great deal of knowledge and experience in order to be installed right the first time. Here are some of the most common mistakes that people make when deciding to perform the garage door installation process on their own.

Forcing it to fit
All types of garage doors require a certain amount of overhead space in order to fit. When the space is not enough, instead of working on a solution, most handymen will simply get this task crossed off their to-do list, thinking that they will force it to fit. You must know that garage door assemblies have very fine balanced parts that will not operate properly if not installed correctly. By forcing parts into place, you can cause an imbalance in the system, rendering the entire garage door inefficient.

Ignoring local bylaws
In some states, it is forbidden to install a solid garage door if you have a short driveway. This is because solid doors require a considerable amount of space in order to open and close freely. This means that you may have to stop your car in the road while the door opens. This can cause traffic problems and even accidents. A professional garage door installation service provider is aware of such laws and will prevent you from breaking them.

Using nails instead of lag screws
Some doors come with lag screws, some don’t. When handymen have to install garage doors that came without lag screws, they often choose to use nails instead because they are cheaper and easier to come by. However, this can cause severe problems in the following years. Nails usually get loose when the parts that they are in are moving. This will cause the door to get out of shape, squeak, or even malfunction.

If you want to have a functional, safe, and properly-installed garage door, then hire A 2 Z Garage Doors. We have many years of experience and numerous satisfied clients in Queens NY. Call us at (718) 887-9667 for a free estimate.