Replacing a Garage Door Myself

Answered by Brendan ~ August 18, 2010 ~ No Comments

I am considering replacing a garage door by myself. Is this a realistic do-it-yourself project? What is involved, or should I look for a contractor. The garage is attached to two story house. Original door sinice l969.

Rose H. ~ Detroit, Michigan

Brendan Fowler

I would not classify overhead garage door replacement as a do-it-yourself project. Garage doors are much more complicated and dangerous than they appear. I will not go into detail here, but there is an art to garage door installation and tuning. My advice would be to call a couple of overhead door company's and get pricing for your job. Let them do it all, even taking out the old one, the main spring on old doors can be very dangerous if you do not know how to release it properly. Be careful! and Good Luck!

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