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Are you looking to install a new garage door into your Greater New Orleans home? If so, are you sure you know how much headroom is required?

If you want to install a torsion-spring hardware, it's recommended that you have a clearance of 12 inches (305 mm). However, if there's only 4 ¾ in. (121 mm) to 12 in. (304 mm) available, then we personally recommend that you use a dual-track system specifically designed for low headroom.

If you're equipping your garage door with an electric door opener, you should add 2 in. (51 mm) to "standard" lift movements. For "low-headroom" systems, you don't need the additional 2 inches.

Better yet – let New Orleans' garage door professionals do the job

There are many do-it-yourself projects that homeowners can take on. And while garage door installation may seem like one of these projects, we'd recommend you let the professionals handle this job.

That's because your garage door is likely the heaviest moving object in your home. That makes it more susceptible to malfunctions - particularly if it was installed improperly. On top of that, a malfunctioning garage door can pose an extremely dangerous situation for you, your car, and your loved ones.

When you have your garage door installed by a New Orleans professional, you can be confident that your garage door will function flawlessly.

Furthermore, if you have your garage door installed by the folks at American Garage Door of Louisiana, you can also get set up on our annual maintenance program. For one set fee, our technicians will come out each year to test and inspect your garage door.

These annual inspections will keep your garage door running optimally, and will also give our team the ability to address underlying issues before they become expensive problems.

If, however, you still want to install your garage door on your own, we don't blame you. It's in the very spirit of homeowners throughout Southeastern Louisiana to do things with their own two hands. We get it!

We still recommend you sign up for our annual maintenance program - consider it your guarantee that your garage door has a clean bill of health each and every year.

Contact our team today to learn more.

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American Garage Door provides full service garage door installation, maintenance and repairs in greater New Orleans including Metairie, Kenner, Mandeville, Covington, Madisonville, Slidell as well as Picayune and Gulfport MS.