The Installation Process of Your Garage Door

Your car is more than just a means of transportation—it’s a valuable investment. Naturally, you want to shield it from the elements. If you have a garage, why not make the most of it? It’s not just a parking spot; it’s an ideal storage space for tools, gardening equipment, and other items you don’t need cluttering up your home.

Of course, security is paramount. You deserve a sturdy garage door with a reliable lock that’s a breeze to operate. When it comes to installing a new garage door, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. Look for a reputable garage door company with a solid track record. Now, you might be wondering: What should you expect during the installation process? Let’s delve into that journey together.


Once you’ve chosen a suitable door and opener, the installers will come out to inspect your garage. The techa will measure the door and look over the worksite to determine the best approach to take to complete the job. At this point, you should ask any questions you may have about the cost. An appointment will be made for the installation of your new door.


Before the technicians come out to install your new garage door, there are preparation steps you need to take. This will ensure that the techs have room to work and the process goes smoothly.

  •   Take your car and any other vehicles out of the garage
  •   Clean and declutter the building
  •   Pick the location of the opener button
  •   If you are having a keypad or console installed, choose where that will go

Once you have completed these steps, your garage will be ready for its new door.

Installation Process

The techs have a procedure they will follow to ensure your new garage door is installed properly. The first step is, of course, removing the old door. It will be disposed of along with its hardware.

The first part that is installed is the drive unit, which moves the door up and down, and the mount for the motor. Next is the track the door moves over and the mounting bracket.

At this point, a beam is place over the door and the motor is mounted securely to the beam and bracket. Now the electrical components are installed. A wall switch is put in and wires run from it to the motor, and to the power source.

Infrared sensors are installed. These will detect obstacles in the path of the door and stop it so no damage is done. All that is left to do now, is to install the door, the opener, and the wall console.

Post Installation

When the installation is complete, the technicians will test the door several times, ensuring that it operates smoothly. They will make any adjustments necessary so that your new door works as it should. If you do discover any problems later, contact the installers to come out to troubleshoot the problem.

The security of a garage is only as good as its door. For a quality door that will be installed expertly, contact Bayside Garage Doors at (813) 670-2087. Our techs have the experience and expertise to do the job properly and install a door that will give you years of good service.