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Garage Door Installation - How to install a new door

Install Track, insert rollers Attach springs and connect cables Complete illustrated Instructions
1.Remove Exisiting Door 2.Attach Hardware to door section 3.Place Sections in opening
Install Track, insert rollers Attach springs and connect cables Complete illustrated Instructions
4.Install Track, insert rollers 5.Attach springs and connect cables 6.See Complete illustrated 

installation instructions, included 

with your new door.


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Anyone who has above average mechanical skills and is able to follow detailed yet easy to read instructions, should be able to safely install sectional garage doors with extension springs or the "simple set torsion spring system". Standard torsion spring doors should always be installed by a professional. Since we have no way of knowing your skills, we recommend all overhead doors be installed by a professional.




A Garage Door is a large heavy object that moves with the help of springs under extreme tension and electric motors. Moving objects, springs under tension and electric motors can cause serious injuries or death. For your safety and the safety of others, follow these instructions.

  • You can install your new garage door yourself IF…
    • a) you have help (it may weigh up to 500 lbs.);
    • b) you have the right tools and reasonable mechanical aptitude or experience; and
    • c) you follow these instructions very carefully.


    Important safety notices:

    Read the enclosed instructions carefully before attempting installation. If there are any questions about any of the procedures, do not perform the work. Instead, have a qualified door agency do the installation or repairs.

  • 1. Operate the door ONLY when it is properly adjusted and free of all obstructions.
  • 2. The door is constantly under EXTREME SPRING TENSION. Repairs, adjustments, installation and removal, ESPECIALLY of SPRINGS AND RELATED PARTS, are dangerous so that such work should be performed ONLY by qualified door service people.
  • 3. DO NOT PERMIT children to play with the Garage Door. Children could get caught between the door and the floor causing serious injury or death.
  • 4. Avoid standing in the open doorway or walking through the doorway while the door is moving. One could get caught between the door and the floor causing serious injury or death.
  • 5. Should the door become hard to operate or completely inoperative, it is recommended that a qualified door agency correct the problem to prevent possible injuries or door damage.
  • 6. Avoid installing the door on windy days. The door could fall causing door damage or injury.
  • 7. To prevent injuries due to loose components, at least monthly check all bolted connections to make sure they are secure.
  • 8. To prevent injuries, never place hands or fingers between the curtain and the guides while the door is being operated.
  • 9. This page is not intended to provide "take-down" instructions for existing doors. Consult your local door agency if this is required, before new doors are to be installed.
  • 10. Thoroughly familiarize yourself with the construction codes in your region before initiating work.
  • 11. Wear the proper protective safety gear at all times when installing, adjusting, and/or repairing doors.
  • 12. Consider using a 2-person (or larger) crew for installing, adjusting and/or repairing larger doors.
  • 13. To prevent injury or death due to falling, use scaffolding or mechanical lifts, rather than ladders, when installing, adjusting, and/or repairing larger doors

    This guide's main function is to assist the installer in correctly mounting doors with due regard for safety, operation, and sound construction practices. Reference must be made to construction codes in your area. All Garage Doors Direct doors follow the general instructions contained herein. Additional installation information for the specific door shipped is found with the packing slip and on supplementary drawings. There are also bolt and small sealed parts bags with accessory lists, describing proper application.


    Read the installation instructions thoroughly to become familiar with the names of the various components and their relation to each other. It is necessary for the installer to determine the following:

    • Method of operation (push-up, hand chain, or motor operated).
    • Type of jamb (wood, masonry, or steel) on which the door guides mount and the fasteners required.
    • The dimensions for the opening width, opening height, headroom, and side room.

    Door Material

    Inspect your door for possible damage or shortage of parts. Report any shortages to your door supplier immediately, or transit related damage claims to your freight carrier.


    The tools recommended for proper installation of each door will vary, but commonly used tools are:

  • • “C” Clamps or Locking Pliers
  • • Hammer
  • • Screwdriver
  • • Tape Measure
  • • Level
  • • Socket wrench kit
  • • Pliers
  • • Drill, 1/4", 3/16", & 3/8" drill bits, and 7/16" socket bit
  • • Step ladder
  • • Saw horses (with carpet or other soft material on top surface;
  • 2 needed for doors up to and includiing 9'0" wide, 3 needed for
  • doors over 9'0" wide) or other supports for placing section on
  • while assembling
  • • Hacksaw
  • • Wood Saw
  • • T-Square
  • • Additional tools may be required; see the Spring Supplement for more information.


    To protect yourself from injury you must carefully read the following safety information and warnings before you install or use your new Garage Door

    Unpacking The Garage Door

    commercial Doors shipped by common carrier arrive at the job site packed in cardboard. Before removing the commercial door from the packaging, inspect the commercial door and packaging for visible signs of damage. If damage is noted, file a freight claim with the freight company immediately. Remove the door from the packaging.



    Do not cut tape and plastic wrap that holds the door in a roll until you are directed to do so in step 6B. commercial Doors Direct cannot guarantee or accept responsibility for doors that are not installed as directed. Please read and understand all instructions before beginning the installation process.


    No guarantee will be given by Garage Doors Direct if the door is not erected as instructed. For best operation, follow the instructions step by step. Please review all instructions thoroughly before starting installation.


    Read this PDF Brochure carefully to learn how to install your garage Door

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