Prepare for New Garage Door Installation in 6 Steps

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Ready for New Garage Door Installation?

Garage door installation can be easy, but it can also be hard without some direction in place. While we have many garage doors ready for a same-day install, a residential or commercial client may like to order something unique and compatible with their home or business. What do you need to know for a detailed project like custom garage door installation? Alpha Overhead Door can tell you what you need to do to prepare for a new garage door so it goes off without a hitch. Avoiding a cause of obstruction, our team of friendly and knowledgeable garage door experts helps the client make sure they are prepared for their new garage door every step of the way.



1. Pick Selections

The first step in preparing for new garage door installation is picking out your colors, panels, designs, and materials. Our door experts will walk you through the whole selection process, as there are many configurations a garage door could have. 

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You can visit our showroom located in Billings, MT to shop through different garage door styles and materials. A charcoal gray and a walnut brown colored garage door can look different on your computer screen versus in person! You can physically flip through the options and make your selections with a team member. If you want a traditional short-panel steel garage door with wide windows or a custom wood garage door, we can make that happen for you. When you see your desired selections in front of you, it makes for a more confident final decision that your new garage door will fit your home perfectly.

2. Clean Garage

Make sure your garage is cleaned out before and during the garage door installation. If you are replacing an existing garage door, then all you need to do is present a clean garage. Personal items like storage, vehicles, and shelves should be removed and out of the way from the sides, middle, and front of the garage. Items that could get in the way of installing a new garage door opener must be cleared as well. This way, we can access the door system fully and have the space to move our ladders and longer pieces of material.

3. Plan to Stay Home

It’s a good idea to stay home the day of the installation visit so you’re available to answer questions from an Alpha Overhead Door installer. 

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Our installers and technicians will ensure your garage door installation goes smoothly, but at least one family member should be present while we’re working. You’ve prepared for your new garage door installation, and now see it through to the end!

4.  Remember Your Selections

There are many configurations you can choose from for a unique garage door or the perfect variation of style and design for your unique home. After all the choices you’ve gone through alone or with an Alpha Overhead Door team member, it’s easy to lose track of what you originally wanted. 

We recommend keeping every invoice, estimate, list, or notation of your final garage door configurations to remember your selections. Go over your final selections in person or over the phone to avoid an incorrect order. While we’re installing your new garage door, this is also a crucial time to see your selections come to fruition. 

5. Prepare Questions to Ask the Installers

You may ask questions throughout your garage door installation journey, so this step of preparing questions doesn’t have to be number 5. However, as your new garage door is being set up, the garage door installer can answer questions and teach you how to care for and maintain your new garage door. For instance, if you’re having a custom wood garage door installed, Alpha Overhead Door can inform you the best ways to ensure the wood doesn’t rot or discolor over an amount of time. We will also ensure a heavy-duty garage door opener is also installed for a wood garage door.

6. Evaluate the Finished Product

Evaluate the finished garage door installation, and see if everything turned out as you planned! This is the time to make sure your garage door system works properly, and you know the ins and outs of operating your new garage door. 

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Another reason for staying home the day of installation is ensuring the finished product is done successfully. 

Kickstart Your Garage Door Installation With One Call!

We are garage door industry giants in the Billings, MT area. Alpha Overhead Door takes garage doors seriously, and we want your vision for your new garage door to come out exactly as you wanted! Garage door installation has many levels due to the style and design configurations you can make. With one call, you can kickstart your unique garage door dream with a free estimate. 

After we laid out the six small steps to prepare you for garage door installation, the common denominator is we’re with you every step of the way. Garage door installation never sounded so easy! Call Alpha Overhead Door to start on your new garage door today.

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