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Stumpalama

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Anyone have any experience with garage door installation lately? My wife jumped the gun on exiting the garage and the roof of her Sienna clipped door. I'd consider doing it myself but the door has one of those big torsion springs on it so not sure I want to mess with it.

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What PAtoyota and Bob said... Replace the bottom without messing with the spring, or replace the door and follow the video.
 

kulangot

 
 
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Anyone have any experience with garage door installation lately? My wife jumped the gun on exiting the garage and the roof of her Sienna clipped door. I'd consider doing it myself but the door has one of those big torsion springs on it so not sure I want to mess with it.

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That door looks older than what you might be able to get a replacement part for...

I'd highly recommend this garage door guy: Pro Lift Garage Door 703-898-3258 he is SOLID, honest and reliable....

I thought I had a problem that required a new door, I just needed a simple adjustment. He could have sold me a door but just sold me what I needed to get it fixed. Great guy.

I've installed more than a few garage doors - most were pretty straight forward but time consuming and worked perfectly but the last one that I did I bought from Lowes came with two left springs and directions for another door. Was a total pain in the ass and wasted a huge amount of time not only to fix but I had to drive from NC to VA to fix it when I was trying to sell my house. I doubt that I do another DIY after that debacle. Regular windows and doors all day long but that was a pain.

If you do go DIY get a Wayne Dalton - super good directions and really easy to install. They also have a battery backup powered lift motor that does not take up any overhead space. I'd highly recommend that brand of door.
 

iptman

 
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I ended up calling a local installer in Lorton. Quoted me $1800 all in for an R19 Amarr door, reuse the Craftsman opener I put in a couple years ago. OHD was almost $4k for an R13 door. I have to wait a couple weeks to get it in though.
 

iptman

 
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I just got my 80 back from Windshield City. I can't believe the difference between an old 140k mile sand blasted windshield and this new OEM unit. Mike the owner seems to have done a good job. He found a little surface rust on the lower middle frame so he taped, scuffed and primed the whole frame and let it sit overnight to dry before installing. Cost was reasonable but I pulled all the interior trim pieces off myself before dropping it off. I'll have to wait for a good soaking rain before giving 9 thumb up but so far it looks good. It's an independent shop and Mike's been doing glass for a long time. I think I'm going to take it back and have him redo the the rear sliding window's w/s and tracks. It'd be nice if those were useable again.
 
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