Step 8: Add the Hardware

worker attaching the hardware to the outside of the new carriage-style doors
Photo: Kolin Smith
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We adjust spring tension evenly on both sides of the door, either by relocating the hooks on the brackets or by raising the springs' eyebolt connections on the hangers. To finish this installation, we mount the lock to the inside of the door and the decorative handles and hinge-strap hardware on the outside.
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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