DIY Garage Door Opener Installation

Garage Door Opener Installation Photo

Garage door opener installation – One of the most satisfying do-it-yourself projects you can undertake is a garage door opener installation. There are basically three options to choose from: chain driven, belt driven opener and screwdriver. Chain driven openers are quite noisy when in operation compared to the other styles. The screwdriver units are low maintenance because they have no moving parts. They are also easier to install than the other models.

Garage door opener installation, before installing the opener, make sure the door is in good condition. You should be able to raise and lower the door manually. If it binds or difficult to raise and lower, troubleshoot door to identify the problem and make the necessary repairs before installing garage door openers.

The amount of horsepower for the garage door opener installation depends on the size of the door. If you install an easy, one-car overhead door, the one-half horsepower unit probably be sufficient to operate the overhead door. For heavier doors, the opener must be at least three quarters horsepower. The rule of thumb is to buy as much horsepower that you can afford. Install the opener at least seven meters from the floor of the garage. For doors that are over seven meters, six inches high, install a garage door extension kit.