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Preparing Your Garage For A New Garage Door Installation

If you’re installing a new door for your garage, there are things you can do to help the job move along as smoothly as possible. We’ve put together this handy list of the little things you can do to make your installation simple and stress-free.

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1. Move your cars

Your installer will need unhindered access to your entire garage area. If your cars usually stay in your garage, move them onto the street or enough distance away for your installation technician to bring their vehicle as close to the garage as possible. This won’t just give them room to move – it will also prevent your vehicles being damaged.

2. Empty your garage space

Don’t think this means your garage must be pristine! Once you move your cars, clear out any equipment, rubbish, tools, bikes, or other items that might be an obstacle for your installer, and move them to the back of your garage. This gives your installer enough room to move, and also prevents your items being accidentally damaged during the job.

3. Keep kids and pets away

If you have a pet, make sure it’s kept away from the worksite. Having a pet wandering around can be hazardous for your installer and for your furry friend. If you have kids, it’s also important you keep them away from the workspace. Installing a garage door involves heavy items, powerful tools, overhead objects, sharp objects, and items under tension. Your installer is required to maintain a workspace that’s safe for themselves and your family.

4. Consider ideal locations

Planning where you’d like your opener, wall consoles or entry pads to go ahead of time will help the installation run smoothly. Openers need to be placed close to a powerpoint, or in an area that is accessible with an extension power cord. Wall consoles are usually fixed on your garage wall near the door entering the garage. Keyless entry pads for the exterior are usually placed near the door leading into your home, though their exact placement is really your choice. Once you decide where you’d like these features to go, it’s important you clear the wall and clean it so that your installer can carry out their work quickly.

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At Gold Coast Door Centre, our specialty is high-quality garage doors and accessories. We’ve been supplying residential and commercial clients throughout the region with outstanding products for over two decades, and over time have become an accredited B&D dealer. Our team is comprised of trained professionals with extensive knowledge of garage doors, parts and components. Whether you’re building a new garage or are looking for an update, Gold Coast Door Centre is here to help. Call us today on (07) 5535 5100.