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How to Safely Remove a Garage Door


If you are planning on performing a garage door installation, you will have to start by taking your old garage door down. This is a job you can do without professional help, though it is a good idea to have at least a couple of people working on it together because garage doors are so heavy. Remember, you’ll want to leave your old garage door up until you are ready to install the new one so that your garage will be protected at all times.


Remove the Tension Springs

The tension springs are what make it possible for you to open and close your garage door without a problem. As per Garry from This is also the most dangerous part of removing a garage door, since if it snaps loose, it could cause serious injury. To avoid this, start out with the garage door in the open position, which will relieve most of the tension on the spring. Next, lock the door in place using a clamp on the garage door wheels to ensure it does not accidently fall. Finally, find the screws at the end of the tension spring, and remove them.


Removing the Hardware

Now that the tension spring is down, there is nothing that is holding the garage door in the open position except the clamp you put on. You will need to remove the clamp to allow the garage door to go to the open position so it can be removed. Have at least one or two people holding the garage door in place when you remove the clamp. Once removed, allow the door to slide down carefully. Once down, you will see the centre brace along the tracks. This brace will have a pin in it, which holds it in place. Remove this pin with a pair of pliers. This will allow you to take down the top hinges and rollers.


Remove the Garage Door

You can now begin removing the garage door, section by section. Starting with the upper part of the door, simply lift it out along the tracks. Each chapter will still be heavy so lift it carefully and set it aside. Once the garage door is removed, go through and remove any other hardware that you will not be reusing, such as the tracks and centre brace.


Now that the door is down, you can begin your new garage door installation. Make sure all of the parts of the old garage door are out of the way so you do not get them mixed in with the new door parts.

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