A garage screen door covers your existing garage door opening, creating a hybrid indoor and outdoor space with many benefits. Once you’ve decided on your model and material, how can you prepare for your new garage screen door’s installation?
Garage door installers move in and out of your garage during their visit and this is no different for a screen door installation. Before they arrive, move your cars to the road so there is room to work. Your installers will likely have to pull a utility van onto the driveway to retrieve tools quickly, making street parking your best bet to help the garage screen door installation process go by quickly.
Check the area around your current garage door to ensure all boxes, tools and other belongings are out of the way. Installers may have to reach the ceiling to configure an overhead door opener if your screen door is automatic and it’s important to ensure the professionals can access electronic connections. This also applies to the railing on the sides of your garage door and any sensors that may get in the way of proper operation.
Additionally, your screen door may have difficulty working to its maximum potential in the event of dirty floors. One of the biggest reasons homeowners choose a screen door in their garage is to enjoy the outside without worry of debris or bugs making their way into the home. Add a garage cleanup to your spring cleaning list and take this installation as an opportunity to get ahead of chores!
Try to plan on being home during the installation visit for supervision and any questions screen door installers may have to guarantee your maximum satisfaction. Take the day off work or coordinate times when at least one member of your household is available to assist installers in any decision-related snags that may come up.
Installers know the best ways to operate and maintain your new garage door. Make a list of questions you may have for your garden screen door installation appointment. You may want further details about warranty information and safe cleaning practices to keep for your records going forward. A screen door is a long-term benefit that could add value to your home, making it crucial that you continue cleaning and maintenance so it counts as an asset and not a liability when it’s time to sell your home.
Installers will be moving heavy materials and using power tools during the visit. For their safety, keep young ones and pets inside until the garage door removal and installation process is complete. If you want to watch the installers work, do so from a safe distance. Some of the best time to schedule your visit is during school hours if possible. This will remove another hardship factor from the installation.
While it is possible to DIY a garage screen door installation, depending on your model it’s always best to let professionals handle it. With complicated electrical hookups if you choose a retractable model or the risk of voiding warranty if damage is done through improper installation, have your garage screen door installed by the experts at Summit Door for peace of mind and a hassle free spring and summer enjoying the outdoors inside!