Are you planning to do a DIY residential garage door installation project? It’s a great undertaking especially if you do want to save some money. Completing a successful installation will also help to improve your handyman skills by a mile.

However, you’ll be needing a detailed guide on how to do this since the installation process is cumbersome (garage doors are heavy) and mildly complicated. But before anything else, never try to remove or adjust a garage door with a standard torsion-spring mechanism.

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It’s a dangerous task since the springs are under extreme tension. Unless you have prior experience in doing this, it’s always best to call a professional.

On the other hand, a sectional garage door is more DIY-friendly. The installation steps are not hard to follow as long as you know the principles behind them and follow the manufacturer’s manual – all of these you’ll learn in this video. You should also ensure you have the proper tools to make the installation a lot easier and faster, such as a power drill with a screwdriver tip or nut driver.

Ready to start? Watch this detailed video by This Old House, where you’ll learn how to install a garage door with great ease. The video is easy to follow which not only helps you with the residential garage door installation but can also help bring out the handyman in you.