Tips for installing Guardian garage doors include prepping the door and track prior to installation such as tacking on the panel, adding hinges, installing roller and brackets; adding precautionary safety features such as track hinges and motion sensors and testing the installation prior to use by assuring proper alignment and tension. Installation instructions and professional installation options are generally available through the manufacturer. Often, the warranty, if one is included, can be jeopardized by damage or repairs due to improper do-it-yourself installation.
Garage door installation tips by experts and manufacturers generally recommend professional installation for best results. In lieu of a professional, a do-it-yourself installation should be performed by an adept homeowner who feels comfortable with a moderately difficult, time-consuming project.
Another tip for consideration is thoroughly addressing safety in the aspects of installation, usage and maintenance. If the door is misaligned, which is sometimes not readily recognized by an untrained professional, the door can wear prematurely, causing a potential safety concern. The same is true regarding proper usage and maintenance, the lack of which can cause unnecessary repairs or dangers.
Another important tip when deciding to install a garage door is to plan for the project. Plan the budget, completion time and installation steps. An average installation takes about six to eight hours to complete.