Why Install A Garage Door Yourself?

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When it comes to home improvement projects, it’s important to know when you should (and shouldn’t) take on a project yourself. Before you start googling away, trying to find tutorials and how-to videos for your garage door, here is the number one thing to remember: no shortcuts on safety.

As long as you take the appropriate safety precautions and security measures during and after installation, there is no reason why you shouldn’t DIY install a garage door. Installing your new roller or sectional garage door yourself has plenty of advantages. 

Can You Install A Garage Door Yourself?

Let’s start with the basics: can you DIY install a garage door? Short answer: Yes!

There are only a few sets of circumstances where we wouldn’t advise you to install a garage door yourself: if you do not have access to the right tools, have extremely unique requirements to your garage layout, have electrical wiring in your way that you do not know how to work with, or electrical wiring in your garage next to any water leaks.

Unless these specific circumstances apply to you, DIY away! But in the meantime, you should also take a look at our blog post on garage door safety tips.

Benefits of Installing a DIY Garage Door

Save Money

Installing a DIY garage door is undeniably less costly. Regardless of what other garage door companies tell you, installing a new garage door yourself will save you several hundred pounds, starting with the fact that you won’t have to pay the company for their time, or for a private professional installer to fit your roller garage door. We’re no strangers to ever-changing schedules, so by installing a garage door yourself you won’t need to pay a fee if the time you’ve booked for an installer no longer suits you.

If you opt for an EasyFit garage door you are guaranteed to save money as we don’t reduce parts warranties just because it’s a DIY installation, unlike a lot of other companies. We fully disclose garage warranty information with you before you even buy your roller garage door so you can know exactly what to expect.

Save Time

At EasyFit Garage Doors, every aspect of installing a garage door yourself is taken into account. Manufacturing is maximised to reduce DIY time on installation, meaning we implement elements such as pre-drilled guides for roller doors to make it quicker to assemble your garage door.

There is also another time-saving aspect of a DIY garage door: you don’t need to wait for an expert to have the available time slot to help with the installation. As with everything, it will take some time to get the hang of things but if you are fairly handy, you can get your new garage door installed in less than a day. 

Learn All The Functionalities

By learning all the functionalities, we aren’t saying you’ll have to become a super-expert to install your garage door. DIYers don’t need to be qualified electricians or tradesperson, as the control panels on our DIY garage doors come with a lead and 3 pin plug for use with a standard 13amp socket.

What we do mean is that by DIY installing a garage door you will be able to understand all the mechanics of your garage door and gain in-depth knowledge of all its functionalities. Becoming accustomed to your garage door is a massive benefit if anything happens in the future since you won’t need to frantically try to call a repair person at 9 pm to come to fix your garage door.

It’s Simpler Than You Think

EasyFit is truly easy to install: we put together a dummies guide to installing a garage door for any less experienced DIYers to make use of. You also have access to all the resources you need to install a garage door yourself in our downloadable guides, specific to the garage door you purchase. Alongside these, we provide simple installation videos that walk you through each installation step.


If you are still not confident enough to DIY install a garage door, don’t worry. We offer a professional installation service and you can always give us a call. We’re happy to discuss any aspect of the installation with any customers who are unsure about DIY.

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