An Expert's Guide to Installing a Garage Door Opener

Whether your old garage door opener is malfunctioning or you simply want to upgrade, a new garage door opener can give you peace of mind that your home is secure. However, novices should not attempt to take on this project.

As a leading garage door installation company, you can count on Larry Myers Garage Doors for fast and cost-effective garage door opener installation and other services. If you have ever wondered how to install a garage door opener, familiarize yourself with the steps involved, then contact a professional for help.

Remove Old Components

Most garage door openers can be removed by unscrewing the bolts and disconnecting the sensors that hold the motor in place first. However, you should consult the manufacturer’s installation guide or manual prior to removal.

Once the motor is uninstalled, the assembly should be lowered carefully to prevent injury. Keep in mind that this is a two-person job – one for holding the device in place and one for disconnecting.

Mount New Bracket

Mount the new garage door opener’s bracket, making sure that it is level with the centerline of the garage door. Once the bracket is secured, begin attaching the front track to it. Make sure that it is at a 90-degree angle to the garage door to ensure proper operation.

Secure the Motor

Carefully mark where the motor will be attached prior to installing the opener arm and track. Align the motor and secure with metal hanging straps. The motion sensors for the garage door opener should be installed about six feet above ground level. To finish installation, connect the switch and wiring components for the motion sensors and plug in the opener.

Installing a new garage door opener requires careful planning and  precision. If  leaving garage door installation up to the experts is more your speed, our professional installers are available to help. Get in touch with us today for a free consultation!