Garage Door Installation: What to Expect

You’ve done your research, looked online until your eyes tired, and browsed through countless pages of garage door styles, colours, and designs. But alas, you found The One—the garage door of your home’s dreams. All you need to do is get it installed.

Simple enough? Not really.

Installing a garage door actually requires some planning on your end. The following are some steps to take to prepare you for Installation Day.


Once you’ve made your purchase, we will plan a scheduled visit to your home to evaluate your property so we are completely prepared the day of installation. From here, we will schedule your installation on a day that works with your availability.

TIP: Once your installation is scheduled, mark it in your calendar and/or set a reminder alert on your phone so you don’t forget.

Create a clear path

In order for our technicians to install your door properly, they need a safe environment to work in with electrical access, preferably to a direct power source.

To prevent mishaps, including injury, ensure your garage is accessible by removing clutter blocking the entry. This may include tools, vehicles, sporting equipment, garbage, or any other objects that may be in the way. Failure to do so may result in the installation being postponed.

Related: 5 Garage Dangers You May Have Missed

Check your framing

In order for us to install your garage door, a frame needs placed in the garage door opening. Unsure what to do? Contact us for assistance.

Installation Day

Be there

We can’t do the installation without your presence, so make sure to show up so we can access your garage.

Delivery and Installation

Your new garage door will be installed by experienced technicians who are qualified to install, repair, and maintain your door.



Once your new garage door is installed, we’ll inspect it thoroughly to ensure it’s working properly so you and your family are safe. We’ll also answer any questions you may have, and

Did you know? Most Creative Door locations include cleanup and disposal of your old garage door in the installation service?

Maintenance is key

Now that your shiny new door is securely in place, it’s up to you to schedule annual maintenance services so your shiny new door stays that way for a long, long time. Fortunately, all you need to do is book the appointment. We’ll take care of the rest.

Related: Creative Door’s Planned Maintenance Program

Haven’t got a garage door yet, but considering buying one? Contact us today, and we can help you sort through your options. Or, try our design tool to test out our wide range of Wayne Dalton garage door styles. Need an installation? Our team of experts can help you with any garage door installation project.

Contact one of our eight branches today: Edmonton, AlbertaFort McMurray, AlbertaCalgary, AlbertaVancouver, British ColumbiaKelowna, British ColumbiaSaskatoon, SaskatchewanRegina, Saskatchewan; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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