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What to expect during a Garage Door Installation?

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Living in Eurobodalla can feel like a dream come true. The scenic beauty and excellent adventure opportunities make it an ideal place for settling down. However, with that beauty come the dangers of living near the coast – rust and corrosion.  

So, getting the right garage door is a crucial step for any homeowner in this beautiful part of New South Wales. The door acts as a barrier against the elements by creating a safe space for storage, DIY projects and equipment you can keep anywhere but in the garage. This article discusses what to expect before a garage door installation in Eurobodalla, including tips on choosing the most suitable door type and what to look for in an installation service provider. 

The First Decision: DIY vs Professional 

Your first step in this process should be deciding whether you want to install the door yourself or hire a professional. If you have the necessary tools, skills and licenses, then, by all means, make the installation yourself. However, if you don’t, it is not worth the risk. A professional garage door installation company reduces the risk of injury, hassle and wasted time.  

Ideally, look for a company that sells the doors and offers the whole trifecta of installation, maintenance and repair. For example, Southern Garage Doors in Batemans Bay is a well-established business that covers the entire process. Experienced professionals can offer expert advice on the ideal door type and after-sales service (including maintenance and repair). 

Preparing your Garage for a Door Installation 

Once you’ve decided, your chosen company sends a technician to your house to assess the worksite and identify potential problems. At this stage, you should finalise the cost and the time frame for the garage door installation to avoid conflict later. The technician will advise on the appropriate door type (sectional, roller, tilt etc.) for your home since the installation process changes accordingly. 

 Once complete, prep the worksite by: 

  • Removing any vehicles and parking them in the driveway (or someplace else convenient); 
  • Discarding any junk and rubbish that may have collected near the worksite; 
  • Selecting the location of the door opener inside the garage; 
  • Ensuring that there is an adequate power source available near the worksite; 
  • Doing anything else that the technician may have asked for.

What to do During the Installation 

During the installation process, the technician will remove the old door (if there is one) and any other fittings deemed unnecessary. Most companies will dispose of old parts for you, so there is no need to worry. On the safe side, discuss the process with the technicians before they start work. On average, a professional team can complete a garage door installation in Eurobodalla in three to four hours. You should ensure you stay in the house or within walking distance (stay at a neighbour’s if you want) to save time on decision-making should a problem occur. Also, ensure you keep pets and small children away from the worksite to avoid accidents. 


Once everything is in place and the door is installed, the technicians will thoroughly inspect and test the door before closing the work site. At this stage, make sure you discuss how to operate the door safely, maintain all the moving parts and what to do in the event of a malfunction. Especially with a garage door installation in Eurobodalla, the coastal sea air may take a toll on any metal parts faster than you think. Ideally, lubricate any exposed parts regularly (on professional advice) or choose a PVC door option. In either case, most professional companies offer after-sales services that cater to the local environment. 

Once all is said and done, your new door should function smoothly and comfort you. Hopefully, at this point, you will have a good idea of what to expect during your garage door installation. So good luck and get installed! 


Disclaimer: This is a generic Information & post; content about the services can be changed from time to time per your requirements and contract. To get the latest and updated information, contact us today or visit our website. 

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