Garage Door Installation Checklist | D and D Garage Doors

Garage Door Installation Checklist

Getting ready for your garage door installation.

Customers often ask us if there is anything they need to do to prepare for this day and the answer is YES! Before having your garage door installed, there are actually several things you can do to be well prepared for the install. Completing this checklist will ensure that the technicians will be able to provide you with a smooth and fast install of your new garage door.

Here’s everything you need to do to get ready for a smooth and wonderful garage door installation experience with D & D Garage Doors:

1. MOVE ALL ITEMS. at least 10ft. back from the front & sides of the garage. This allows plenty of space for the technicians while they work, as well as ensuring protection to your valuables.

2. MOVE ALL BIKES & TOYS. from the garage that would cause any safety issues to your technician.

3. REMOVE ALL CARS FROM THE GARAGE AND DRIVEWAY. before your D & D Garage Door’s technician arrives.

4. REMOVE ANY GARBAGE AND STORED ITEMS. that are hanging from hooks in the garage that would inhibit a free and clear installation.  Remember the door will need to be tested and rolled up and down several times.

5. SWEEP OUT DEBRIS. The more clean and less cluttered, the safer and healthier the work environment is for the technician.  Plus you will have a nice & tidy garage after this

6. REMOVE DECORATIONS. Remove any decorations that you may have around or hanging on your garage door that is being replaced. This includes Christmas lights, hanging plants, wreaths, etc.

7. Finally, Stay Clear! Stay clear of the installer while they are working. Garage door removal and installation is dangerous and should only involve technicians.

So as you can see, with this simple list you will be more than prepared for your garage door installation appointment. You will also save yourself some money by following these simple steps as most garage door companies will charge $75 for cleaning and preparation if it is not done prior to their arrival.

We thank you so much for taking the time to read our blog, and wish you the happiest of fall seasons!


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