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How to Install a Garage Door Opener

Having a reliable opener for your garage door can make all the difference. Of course, you’ll want to make sure that you install the garage door opener properly, so the door can function at its best without any issues or hiccups along the way. Our team at Precision Door Delaware is here to help homeowners in Delaware and North Maryland learn more about the types of garage door openers, as well as the procedure of installing one in their home.

What Type of Opener/Operator Should I Get?

Garage Door Opener InstallationWhile there are plenty of different garage door openers that are widely available at any home improvement retailer, you’ll want to make sure that you’re finding a quality piece of machinery that will perform its functions and last you a good while. LiftMaster openers are generally the go-to option because they’re popular, well-built, and have lasted the years. They’re the most reliable and the highest quality in the entire industry.

Installing Your Garage Door Opener

Installing your garage door opener is a complicated and involved procedure that requires a few hands for assistance in lifting heavy materials and holding components in place while they’re being fastened. You’ll want to lay out all the parts and components to make sure you have everything you need to move forward.

Step 1: Assemble the rails and insert the brackets.

Step 2: Attach the trolley.

Garage Door OpenerStep 3: Attach the rail to the motor unit.

Step 4: Install the belt and idling pulley to the trolley and wrap the belt around the sprocket on the motor unit. Then, connect to the trolley.

Step 5: Install sprocket cover.

Now that the motor and its components are put together, you can officially begin the installation.

Step 6: Locate structural support and fasten the header brackets (must be structurally sound and tightly fastened).

Step 7: Connect the garage door rail to the header bracket.

Step 8: Connect the motor unit to the support brackets.

Garage Door OpenerStep 9: Install the emergency release rope and the light bulbs.

Step 10: Install the door bracket to the vertical reinforcement and the door arm.

Step 11: Install the safety sensors and wire them to the opener (these sensors must be aligned and there are settings to program into the system).

Once all the steps are completed, you can rest easy knowing that your garage door is installed!

Consulting the Garage Door Professionals

While the directions above seem streamlined, the process of installing your garage door and putting the components together are actually pretty complicated, and if not installed properly, can be risks to your health and home. Instead, you can always contact us at Precision Door Delaware for help!

We carry LiftMaster products, but we’ll install LiftMaster or Chamberlain openers that you’ve purchased elsewhere that are in new condition. We also offer Wi-Fi compatible openers that allow you to open or close your garage door with your mobile device, making it easier to head out or get home!

Get started on your garage door opener installation by contacting us at Precision Door Delaware. We’re here to assist homeowners in Delaware and North Maryland with their garage door needs.

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