The time it takes to install a new garage door can vary, depending on if you hire a professional or try to DIY, but it typically takes about 3 hours. Here’s some factors that affect the time it takes:
Novice vs. professional
Obviously, an experienced garage door installation professional with extensive training and experience is going to be able to complete the job far more quickly than someone who has never done it before.
On average, an experienced garage door installation professional can complete the work of installing a single garage door in around 3-4 hours, providing that the door is roughly 16 feet in size and the customer wants the same size and type of door to be installed. They are also likely to complete the job more quickly if there is plenty of space to work in and the brackets, wiring, and structure that is already in place are in pretty good condition.
As for a novice, well if they are pretty handy at DIY, they could conceivably finish the job in 6-8 hours, but some will take far more time and some may be able to complete the job a bit more quickly. Still, they are unlikely to be able to complete the job anywhere nearly as quickly or efficiently as a professional.
Number of doors
It goes without saying that the more doors your garage has, the longer it will take for installation to be completed. The more doors you have, the more work will need to be done, and for each door, you can expect the process to take several hours more.
Condition of door
If your existing garage door setup is in good enough condition that it won’t be necessary to do any rewiring or removing and replacing of brackets, the job should be relatively simple, and the job should be done in a few short hours., If they aren’t, well rewiring and replacing various pieces of hardware will add a lot more time to the process. It’s difficult to say how long it will take because every job is different, but it’s fair to say that a professional could get it done in between 3 and 6 hours, whereas a novice may struggle more (and perhaps should not even be dealing with a complex issue like wiring at all).
The process of garage door installation
Step one: The old garage doors will be carefully removed., The tension will be released and the existing door and opener will be removed.
Step two: Any repairs that need to be made to the surrounding frame, wiring, brackets, and so on will be made.
Step three: Installation will begin.
The drive unit and track will be attached.
Next, all sections of the track will be installed and mounting brackets will be positioned in the beam above the doors.
The motor beam will be attached to the ceiling with careful precision.
The motor wires will be connected to a wall switch.
Infrared sensors will be installed.
The garage door will be connected to the opening system.
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