Residential Garage Doors

Installation Overview

EZ-SET Installation EZ-SET® Spring System
The Clopay Confidence System® includes our patented EZ-SET Spring System to make installation easier, faster and safer for do-it-yourselfers. Winding the spring takes only a few seconds using a 3/8" drill and no lifting is required.
Printed Directions Easy-to-Follow Instructions
An illustrated manual outlines every step of the garage door installation processs.


Instructional Video Installation How-To Video
Covers the entire process from the tools required to measuring and oinstalling the door.
Installation Help Installation Help
Review our Frequently Asked Questions

Garage Door Installation

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

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

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

Step #3 Measure area labeled "headroom," which is the 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 a 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 garage door 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 automatic garage door opener installation.


How to Install a Garage Door

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

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