One-Piece Garage Door Hardware FAQs




  • What is the best way to lock the garage door?



  • How can I seal out dust, drafts, rain and snow from the gaps at the sides and bottom of a one-piece garage door?



  • How can I straighten my sagging door?



  • When should you replace your garage door or its hardware?



  • How can I adjust the door to hang perpendicular?



  • What should be done if I cannot pre-stretch the springs enough while installing them?



  • If the garage door is difficult to open by hand, should I install a new electric garage door operator?



  • What should I do if after reading the instruction sheet I am still having problems installing or adjusting the hardware set?



  • Where is the "main-pivot" point?



  • Which way do I move the kicker adjustment bolt if my door feels too heavy?



  • Why are some hardware parts not replaceable?



  • What are the "door jambs?"



  • What is the "header?"



  • Can I install my new hardware in the old jamb holes?



  • Why is my door not square in the opening?



  • What does the slotted hole on the kicker assembly do? My kicker assembly has no bolt in that slot.



  • How much clearance do I need from the top of the garage door to the ceiling of the garage?



  • If I have a chain at the bottom, what is the best way to stretch the spring?



  • Why does my door open too far and slope back into the garage?



  • Why does my door sag in the middle when it's open?



  • My door sits too deep within the doorjambs. Why?



  • How often should I lubricate my hardware, and what kind of oil should I use?



  • Should all adjustments and/or first time installation be made with the door open?



  • Are there any adjustments made with the door closed?



  • My door is not horizontal in the open position. Why is one side lower than the other is?



  • What is the measure down dimension and why is it so important?



  • How do I measure the thickness of the door?



  • My door droops down in the opening. Why?



  • How big should my door be to properly fit the opening?