Replacing garage door


Old 02-12-02, 10:57 AM
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Replacing garage door

I'm looking to replace a Wayne-Dalton garage door. I currently have a 9005-5 model (8'x7'). This particular model is no longer produced, but I believe that their 9100 series is comparable. I can order all four panels from my local Lowe's.

My question is this: Should I do this myself (is it do-able) or should I pay the extra $250 to let them install it? My main concern is handling the springs. How is this done? Is there a special tool used? How does this project rate in difficulty (using 1-10)?

Thank you for your help.
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Old 02-12-02, 11:05 AM
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If it doesn't have what are called torsion springs, it is very DIY friendly. Just follow the directions. If it has torsion springs, go for the install. On a 1-10 scal, I would put it at a 7, but you probably will need some help.

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