Residential Garage Doors Installation


Clopay Garage Door Installation Overview

Installation EZ-SET spring system The Clopay Confidence System® includes the EZ-SET®spring system. This patented spring makes installation easier, faster and safer because you do not have to lift the weight of the door during installation. Winding the spring takes only a few seconds using a 3/8" drill. Printed Instructions Easy-to-Follow Instructions
Clopay provides illustrated installation instructions that detail every part of the job. You can relax knowing your new Clopay residential garage door will install easily and operate perfectly.


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How-To-Measure For Your New Residential Garage Door - Diagram

Garage Door Installation

How-To-Measure For Your New Residential Garage Door
Use the drawing and instructions below to measure your garage door. Take these measurements to your local retailer to purchase the Clopay garage door that is right for you.

Step #1 Measure the width and height of the door opening in feet and inches, which will determine the garage door size  you need. The rough opening should be the same size as the door.

Step #2 Measure for sideroom - 3-3/4" is required on each side for installation of the vertical track for standard extension springs, standard torsion springs and the EZ-SET® Torsion Spring System; 5-1/2" for EZ-SET Extension Spring System.

Step #3 Measure area labeled "headroom" – distance between the top of the door opening ("jamb header") and the ceiling (or floor joist). 10" is required for the standard extension spring or EZ-SET Extension Spring System, while 12" is required for standard torsion spring and EZ-SET Torsion Spring System. If you have restricted headroom, special hardware is available. Additional headroom is required for installation of an automatic garage door opener. NOTE: If door height extends above the opening, the headroom measurement should be adjusted proportionately.

Step #4 Measure area labeled "backroom" – distance is measured from the garage door opening toward the back wall of the garage. Door height plus 18" is required. Additional back room may be required for installation of an automatic garage door opener.


How to Install a garage door

Remove Exisiting Door Hardware to Door Section Attachment Section Placement in Opening
1.Remove exisiting garage door 2.Attach hardware to door section 3.Place sections in opening
Track installation Spring and Cable Connection Complete illustrated Instructions
4.Install track, insert rollers 5.Attach springs and connect cables 6.See illustrated
installation instructions included
with all new Clopay garage doors

Call our installation help line at 1-800-2CLOPAY (1-800-225-6729) with any questions.