Step 3: Stack the Door Sections

driver screwing the hinges in place to hold together two garage door sections
Photo: Kolin Smith
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We guide the rollers of the next section into the vertical tracks, rest it on top of the first section, and screw on the hinge leaves that connect the sections. The same process is repeated with the third section. The top door section is left off for the moment.
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    Tools List

    • drill
      Impact driver, for driving screws through hinges and brackets
    • locking pliers
      Locking pliers, used to hold open the door while the spring is attached
    • ratchet wrench
      Ratchet wrench, used to tighten nuts on machine screws
    • ladder
      Ladder

    Shopping List

    Sectional garage door, hinged panels that roll on tracks

    Assorted garage-door hardware and tracks, used to support the door in doorway opening

    Decorative hardware,to mimic handles on traditional outswing doors