So you need to replace a garage door window frames or two or all of them, and you’re thinking of doing it yourself.
garage door window frames present a good decorative addition to the home. Still, they can break and present danger to anyone using the garage. If the windows of your garage break, you will have to replace them as soon as you can since broken glass can fall from the windows when the garage door is up.
What they will do is disconnect any power running to the garage door windows frame opener by unplugging it and disconnecting it from the power source. Of course this is easy enough for anyone to do, but the next step is dangerous and not for everyone.
Following the unplugging of the garage door, they will remove any loose glass from the window, beginning at the top and working their way down. This is highly risky and should be left to professionals. Large pieces of broken garage door window frames glass mishandled can lead to severe injuries and even death.
Next, the professionals of Dayton Garage Door Repair Experts will remove the window garage door frame. This is not as easy as it sounds. First the inside of the window garage door frame will be inspected for any snap-over retainers or screws that are holding the frame in place. The way this is done on your particular garage door will vary, depending on whether you have a garage door that is insulated or not. It will take two people at this stage, one to hold the frame from outside while the other removes the retainers/screws with a Philips head or a flat head screwdriver. Now they will get measurements for the replacement window or windows. This can also be dangerous if there are any small pieces of glass left within the frame accidentally. The replacement glass will be ordered and the frames where the glass was will be temporarily covered until the glass arrives. The types of glass required are found in the garage door manual or may be obtained from the manufacturer if no manual can be found. The manual/manufacturer will have the specifics regarding the window material.
Next any remaining excess glass that remained in the window garage door will be removed. It can be removed from the door if that is easier, depending on the type of garage door you have. The frame will be replaced in the window, the glass will be placed into the window frame and secured as required. With snap-over retainers, a rubber mallet will be needed to reinsert the retainers back into the frame. Experts will know how much force is required when using the mallet so the window garage door frame is not damaged again.
This might sound simple, but taking out the frame and obtaining the right type of glass is often very time consuming. These are the primary reasons you will want to use a professional to complete the task. Dayton Garage Door Experts are perfect to handle the situation and leave you feeling confident and secure that your garage door with windows have been replaced in the best way possible making your garage door frame safe for everyone.