What's involved in a garage door installation?

7 February 2020
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Replacing a worn-out garage door is important to maintain not just the appearance, but also the security of your home. A poorly fitting or easily damaged garage door is not going to be strong enough to withstand the efforts of any undesirable person who wants to gain entry to your property.

Why use a professional installer?

When you decide that it is time to fit a new garage door, then you could choose to purchase a door and fit it yourself, but that's rarely the best choice. Fitting garage doors involves specific skills and experience, depending on both the type of door you want and the location that you want the door fitted. Working with a company that specialises in garage door installations is the best way to get the job done properly and to avoid damaging the door and voiding the warranty. Here are the steps that you will need to take to have your garage door professionally fitted.

Select your new garage door

Before you can have a garage door fitted, you will need to decide what type of door you want. You could choose a traditional 'up and over' door, a side-hinged door, a sectional door or a roller door. Each type of door has its own advantages, and your chosen supplier will be able to advise you on the benefits of each for your situation. The supplier will probably want to undertake a site visit to measure your garage and ensure that the door you want will fit perfectly into your available space.

Choose a company that undertakes garage door installations

The company that sells you the door may be able to recommend a garage door installation company, or you could find another installation company which you trust to fit your door. Once you have a supplier in mind, you can ask them for a quotation for the full cost of the work so that you know what the cost will be before they start work.

Let the company get to work

When everything is prepared, you can fix a date for installation work to begin. All garage door installations will start with the removal of the existing garage door, and often the frame as well. Your installation company should be happy to take this away and recycle it on your behalf so that you are not left with work to do after the installation is finished.