2 Things To Do To Prep Your Garage For Your New Door

Getting a new garage door can make your house look better, especially if you have a door that matches your aesthetic installed. You may also be getting a new automatic garage door opener installed simultaneously. That can make your life a lot more convenient. If you are going to get a new garage door, you want to make sure that your garage is ready. If the installers have to work around your garage, it can make it harder for them to do the work and make the installation cost more and lost longer. So, what do you need to do to get your garage door ready?

Move Your Cars

Your cars take up the most space in your garage. They are also parked exactly where the installers need to work. Leaving a car in your garage will make it nearly impossible for the workers to do their job, so you need to move any vehicle. Ideally, you should park on the street so the driveway is clear. That will give the installers plenty of space and accessibility to do their job, but if you can't do that, then park as far to the side of your driveway as possible. 

Clear the Space

You don't have to clear your garage out, but you want to ensure the installers have plenty of space to work. Any bikes, boxes, tools, etc., should be moved so they are out of the way. If you can stack them up around the walls so they are out of the way, that will work. If you can't fit things out of the way, you may want to take them into your house. When you are stacking things out of the way, make sure that you don't block access to any outlets or circuit breakers. The installers will need to have power for their tools, and if they can use the outlets in your garage, it will be easier for them. If they are installing an automatic garage door opener, they will need to make sure that the power to the area is off so that they can access it, and possibly connect the unit to the circuit breaker. 

Getting a new garage door shouldn't take too long, but you want to ensure you do everything possible to make the job easier on the installers. Making sure your garage is prepped before they are supposed to show up at your house is the easiest way you can do it.

For more information, contact a garage door installation professional today.