Question by  somer929 (23)

How do you install a garage door opener?

I'm wondering if it's something I can do myself.


Answer by  JoefromCanada (39)

Garage Doors can be installed by by do-it-yourselfers (DIYs) who are comfortable working with power tools while on a ladder. The installation require the mechanical assemble of the operator and the wiring of the door and safety switches. Once the electrical and mechanical components are complete, the remotes must be programmed. The total task takes about four hours.


Answer by  dannyg28 (3070)

Years ago I helped my father install a garage door opener which he had never done before and it was hard to do so I would recommend a professional installation.


Answer by  GeorgeS58 (121)

A garage door opener attaches at 2 point, on the wall over the door and to the ceiling. First attach the bracket to the wall at the correct height, attach the beam to the bracket. Lift the motor end and place on a ladder. Mark the locations for the holes in the ceiling and attach the unit.


Answer by  GeoffKeoghyahoocom (466)

Installing a garage door opener is not as hard as garage door companies make it out to be. It is definitely something you can do yourself. Often it will take 45 minutes or less; the instructions that come with the garage door opener are very easy to understand. If they are confusing, a google search always helps.


Answer by  julie87 (222)

You will need to refer to your user manual for all the safety precautions necessary. After that it is a fairly easy process that anyone can do. All systems are a little different so it is best to just use your users manual to instruct you on how to install the product. There are also numerous how to sites available


Answer by  diva25 (4016)

I think all you do is follow a series of buttons on the remote. My mom programed two after my dad's car was stolen when I was a kid. I think they even all come with instructions, as well. You could probably also ask the company how hard it is and they would probably be able to tell you.

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