Step 5: Add Last Door Section

two workers lifting the last door section into place
Photo: Kolin Smith
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Now we lift the top door section into place, insert its rollers into the tracks, and screw on the last set of hinge leaves. The assembled door should now slide up and down freely. tments needed, then tighten all the fasteners.
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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