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Help. Flipper goofed garage door. How do I fix?

Posted by joewnc (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 28, 09 at 10:03

A sectional garage door was installed in a "flip" I bought in April. I don't know what kind of door was in before. The new one is a sectional. The problem is that the door is too high and, to fix it, they just cut the joists! I am trying to figure out how to make the door fit, but with lower clearances so I can replace/repair joists and install a garage door opener.

If I drop the horizontal track down (it is now about six inches below joist on a piece of L) and tried to shorten the vertical track (at the door opening), would I have to replace sections with shorter ones, remove sections?

Thanks advance

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RE: Help. Flipper goofed garage door. How do I fix?

I used "low overhead rollers and brackets". This drops the top of the top section before it hits the joists. Found them at Menards.

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