How long does it take to install a garage door opener?

The Installation of Garage door opener on an average takes half a day or about 4-6 hours.
If you are installing more than one garage door opener the second one may take you about half of the time than the first one. You should have suitable electrical outlet installed in the ceiling of your garage the opener needs a grounded outlet within a couple of feet of the motor unit and you cannot connect the opener using extension cord.

Factor that determine how long it takes to install garage door opener is whether you are replacing old opener or installing a new unit where there is no existing opener.

The basic steps for installation:-

Here are some basic step for installing a standard chain drive opener are.

Take inventory:-

Most of us ignore the assembly instructions when they tell us to look through and sort all the part before assembly it’s a good idea to do.

Assemble the rail:-

Rail come in five or six piece that slot together assembly usually includes the trolley that connects to the door and moves along the rail fasten the rail to the motor unit.

Install the chain:-

Including the idler pulley on the door end of the track and the chain should be little longer than the rail and it,s not continuous a cable complete the chain loop and passes over the idler pulley on its way back to motor unit.

Some tips of installing new garage door opener these are
  • Door should be balanced.
  • Set the motor unit on a tall stepladder when it’s time to mount the unit to the ceiling.
  • If you are replacing an existing unit,leave it in place until you are ready to mount the new opener.
  • Check the door properly are installation