Residential garage door installation in Omaha NE is exciting, especially for those who have been living with a damaged door for weeks or months. While homeowners should always entrust the installation process itself to a professional, there are a few things homeowners can do to prepare. Read on to find out about what to expect during the installation process and how to ensure it goes smoothly.
Clear the Garage
Homeowners should make sure there are no vehicles in the garage while the installation contractors are putting in the new door. They should also clear the driveway so the contractor’s vehicles can be parked near the entrance for easy access. It’s fine to leave things like garbage cans and lawn care equipment in the garage, but make sure they are stored far enough back to leave at least 14 feet back into the garage clear so the contractors have room to work.
Keep Pets Safe
Pet owners shouldn’t allow their animals to roam free during the installation, even if they’re friendly. There are too many things that can go wrong.
A contractor could drop an item and it could injure the animal, a dog could find something dangerous to chew on in the contractor’s toolbox, or someone might trip over a small animal. Keep pets indoors and away from the worksite.
Keep Kids Occupied
Parents should also make sure their kids keep a safe distance from the garage. Most installers don’t mind taking the time to answer curious kids’ questions after they’ve completed their work, but it’s not safe for them to be around during the residential garage door installation in Omaha NE. Instead, parents should make sure they have activities to keep them occupied so that contractors can work and kids can stay safe.
Ensure Electrical Access
Make sure that the contractors will have a power source in the garage. If need be, homeowners can run a heavy-duty extension cord from the house. It’s better if the contractors can plug their tools directly into wall outlets, though.
Choose the Right Company
Choosing the right company to install a new garage door is just as important as choosing the door itself. Don’t work with an amateur. Contact us to schedule an appointment today.