Avoid These Common Garage Door Installation Issues

Some home projects just aren’t DIY-friendly. Garage door installation is a complicated process and if you aren’t trained properly, you could be costing yourself more money than you think you’re saving. There’s no shame in hiring a professional to get the job done. After all, installing a garage door isn’t something that most people do every day. If you do decide to give it a go, there’s a chance you could make these damaging mistakes.

Going Solo

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Garage door installation is not a DIY project.

You should never attempt a garage door installation on your own. Not only is it impossible, but it’s also extremely dangerous. Without someone to support you, your risks of dropping parts and equipment go way up. Not to mention, there’s no one making sure you don’t drop the garage door opener on yourself when you’re attaching it to the ceiling.

Using Nails

Amateurs tend to skip the screws in place of nails, which are cheaper. However, they’re cheaper for a reason — they can bend and break with time. Using nails for any part of your garage door will likely result in falling components, a damaged door, and if you’re particularly unlucky, a damaged car.

Poor Alignment

Professional installers have the tools necessary for properly aligning the garage door sensors so that your door opens and closes when it’s supposed to. You might get lucky enough to align the rails properly, but a garage door sensor is a fickle thing. One mistake could cause your door to lower and immediately rise back up every time you need to close it.


It’s only human nature to get frustrated after some time attempting something we’ve never done before. Garage door installation requires many steps and a steady hand. It’s confusing — and it’s that confusion that often causes people to begin rushing in order to get it all over with. With rushing comes mistakes.

Don’t risk damage to your home or your vehicle. Avoid these costly mistakes by booking an installation with the Colorado Overhead Door Company. Contact us today to get started. 



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