How to Install a Garage Door Opener


Installing a garage door opener is one of the things that you should do. Obviously, it is because it is related to the safety. If you a free, then you can do it by yourself. It is not as hard as you have imagined before.

How to Install a Garage Door Opener

Just by using some tools, you can do it alone by yourself. But if it needs some specific things that you can’t do, then you can just request the specific ways about your problem to the manufacturer.

But, if you think it’s easy or you just want to practice it yourself, then it is allowed. Before you start it all, it is time to prepare the tools and suppliers.

Preparation before installing a garage door opener

Before you install it, you will need some tools and the supplies that will support your work. Some that you will need are including drill, level, hammer, and screwdrivers. You will also need a ladder, pliers, socket wrench and tape measure. If you think there is something missed, then you can add by yourself.

After you done with the tools, it is time for the installation that will be explained below.


Follow these installing a garage door opener guidance.

The first thing that you should do is attaching the header bracket. Attach it to the wall above the garage door. Please notice that it should be centered on the garage door. Be careful if in this job because it’s too risky too for those who got no clue. You can place it 2 inches above the highest point of the door.

The second one is to assemble the opener. Inset the drive rail into the opener power. Attach the traveler to the rail. After it, attach the chain or belt. Follow the instruction to place it in the middle of the garage.

The next step of installing a garage door opener is by attaching the open to the header bracket. You may do this alone. You will need an additional hand here. To do it, attach the end of the rail to the header bracket that you installed before.

Then, attach the mounting bracket. Install the mounting bracket on the ceiling of the garage. Then, attach the opener to the mounting bracket. Do not forget to check the security.

The next step is to check the opener tight or properly as it is should be done. Raise the garage door manually and try to check if your garage door can be opened properly without the opener.

It is not done yet. The next step of installing a garage door opener is by to attach the garage door opener to the garage door. Then attach the safety sensors. You can attach up to two sensors. Then, attach the wall switch.

Make sure that the switch mounted at least 5 feet off the ground. So now, you can try to check it again.  Do not forget to plug in the opener. Installing a garage door opener can work successfully if you do it properly. Refer to the manufacturer’s instruction if you need something.