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How To Install A Garage Door - Installation, Maintenance and Repair Guide Information

The garage door is the largest piece of moving equipment in the home. Properly installed, tested, operated, and safely maintained, a garage door can provide years of safe and efficient service. An improperly installed or maintained garage door is potentially dangerous and can lead to serious injury or death. Please take a few minutes to read and follow the following installation, maintenance, and safety tips.

The garage door must be installed in strict accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, by a person with proper mechanical expertise and proper tools. Most door manufacturers supply tools needed to install a garage door, as part of the operating hardware, lift handles and pull down ropes. These should be properly positioned on the door to insure easy and safe manual operation of the garage door. If an electric garage door opener is installed on the door, the door's pull down ropes should be removed to avoid injury or entanglement. No hooks or brackets should be attached to the door which could catch on a person's clothing.

Like any piece of mechanical equipment, garage doors do require regular maintenance and periodic service. Refer to your manufacturer's instructions for details. Sticking or binding doors must be repaired. All repairs should be performed in strict accordance with the manufacturers instruction manual. If you do not have a manual, or the proper mechanical expertise and tools, call now 1-877-723-1559 and let the Standard Service Company repair your door.

We recommend regularly lubricating the moving parts of the garage door to avoid future maintenance issues.