Garage door opener installation projects can be successfully accomplished even without professional assistance. All you need is little knowledge about openers and handy tools. Keep in mind that the garage door opener installation process for different models of openers varies significantly.
Therefore, you should read the manual carefully to evaluate that you will be able to properly perform the task. In general, here are some important points that you should keep in mind when you are going to buy a new garage door opener for your house. Before conducting a garage door opener installation project, make sure to prepare the accurate material that will be required to accomplish the project. It will likely include the following:
- A right garage door opener
- Mounting brackets
- Drill and drill bits
- Screwdriver, hammer, and hack saw
- Socket and wrenches
- Tape measure
- Pliers, level, and wire cutter
Generally, there are different types of rails used in the production of garage door openers. The most recent model normally has a T-shaped rail. If you going to buy a garage door opener with having T-shape rail, then the most important thing that you should do is align the T-shape rail correctly. Once it did, make sure to secure the screws and blots together. After finishing this, level the idler pulley and then connect it at the end of the guide rail of the garage door opener.
Next, take the trolley and slide it into the rails properly so that you can secure the rail on the garage door opener. Put the screwdriver in the hole of the trolley to put it in place. Attach one of the ends of the belt. Make sure to place the chain around the idler pulley and around the sprocket of the opener. And then attach the chain to the other side of the pulley of the opener. Close the garage door to get the highest point that the garage door needs to move above the tracks. Make sure to add 2 inches more in the measurement. The place is where you will put the header bracket of the opener.
After attaching the head brackets, close the garage door and then connect it to the endpoint of the assembly of an idler pulley. Confirm that you lift the pulley assembly so that the rail is situated above the track of the opener. Again open the garage door and lift it up until 2 inches above the ground. Put the mounting brackets and attach them to the existing joists to the ceiling using a lag screw.
Afterward, connect the opener to the bracket with the help of mounting brackets that come with the system. Install the garage door control and other operating components to complete the garage door opener installation project. Finally, test the performance of the garage door to make sure that it is fully functional.