Are you planning an upgrade or installation of a new garage door? It is a great move, especially if you’re trying to increase your property’s value or add some unique touch to it. Choosing a door is one step towards achieving this goal. However, upgrading to a new overhead garage door might require a garage door framing job to ensure a proper fit.
Framing a garage door is essential as it prepares a place to fit the garage door. Having a sturdy frame is crucial as it holds the door in place after assembling the springs, cables, and other garage door hardware. And keep in mind that the door is pretty heavy, so the framing should be done perfectly.
Making a frame for your garage door needs accuracy and skills; that’s what a DIYer should have. However, due to the complexity and preciseness required for this job, wise homeowners hire a professional contractor to do it. But if you feel comfortable you can handle a garage door framing project successfully, we’ll share some tips below that might help you in your project.
Below we’ve prepared a drawing that you can use as a cheat sheet for your project. Feel free to download and use it as a guide. We’ll have some comments below as well to make it easier to understand and follow through.