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are very common. They are large doors on a garage that can be opened manually or by a garage door opener and used for commercial, domestic or industrial purposes. Services provide by garage door installation and repair companies include new or used garage doors. As professionals in this field, Intermountain Doors provides the required installation and repair for all types of garage doors.

Garage doors may be of a single part or even several parts jointed. Depending on the client's needs, Intermountain Doors can install them differently, so they can be rolled upward to save space, rather than swinging or sliding. These doors can be made of metal, fibre glass or wood and sometimes be insulated to prevent heat loss.

Mechanism of spring lift

Garage doors work on a specific principle which uses garage door springs. The operating mechanism is spring-loaded or counterbalanced in order to offset door weight and to reduce the effort needed to open and close the door. The weight of the door is balanced by either a torsion spring system or a pair of extension springs. To ensure proper working all garage doors need regular service along with required lubrication. Garage doors with broken springs or with wrong strength spring installed can fall at any time an cause serious injury or even death.

Installing a garage door

Here are some step-by-step instructions to help you with your garage door installation:

  1. Using the instructions of the manufacturer, remove the old door. Unlatch carefully from the pulley system and separate the door panels. Unscrew tracks and remove only a single panel at a time.
  2. The area where the new door is being installed needs to be measured to include door width and height. Depending on the spring system, make sure you leave enough space. Attach all stops and hinges.
  3. The bottom piece has to be set into position using a level and then tap the nails partway into each jamb. All track pieces can be assembled and set aside using the manufacturer’s instructions.
  4. Remaining panels can be installed now hammering the nails into side jambs to hold it in place.
  5. Install rollers in assembled track. However, the rollers must not be pressed tightly against the track, because friction can damage the door.
  6. Now the tracks need to be secured. Assemble springs according to the manufacturer’s instructions. You may lift the door with assistance while keeping the tracks in level and also parallel. Once set, the door can be lifted in the remaining area and springs can be attached to the pulley system.

Maintenance & Safety

The instructions given by the manufacturer will specify the garage door maintenance. It mostly consists of periodic checks to ensure proper operation, lubrication and the visual inspection of the parts. However, to ensure high-quality service and repair it is preferable you can a garage door installation and repair company.

Garage doors can cause serious property damage as well as injury in several ways. Very common causes are falling doors, the pinch points, opener force settings that are improperly adjusted and attempts to do the repair yourself with no proper knowledge and experience.