Construction, Day 25: Installing Garage Doors

The four small doors go in quickly.

On May 20, 2014, I began blogging about the construction of my new home in Malaga, WA. You can read all of these posts — and see the time-lapse movies that go with them — by clicking the new home construction tag.

I didn’t even see most of it happen — it was my birthday and I was busy with other things. Relaxing indoors, writing blog posts, and just taking it easy in the morning and then going out to be treated to dinner at Cave B in Quincy by four pilot friends and two of their wives.

The crew of four guys put my garage doors on: all four of the small ones. I should note here that the “small” garage doors are not all that small: they measure 10 feet wide by 8 feet tall. I wanted them to all be the same size and I needed them to be wide enough to fit my one-ton Ford pickup, which is pretty darn big.

I stopped by early in the day to take a photo for my scrapbook and to answer questions about where I wanted the windows. We decided on the top of each door so lots of light would get in but the casual snooper wouldn’t be able to look in without a ladder.

Garage Door Panels
The garage doors come in panels and are assembled onsite.

The big garage door isn’t expected to arrive until July 15 or thereabouts. The crew will need a man-lift to install it, so they wouldn’t have been able to install it on Monday anyway; the freshly poured concrete needs a full week to cure before vehicles can be driven on it.

The time-lapse shows how the job was done; note the bees on the lens at the very beginning of the movie:

4 thoughts on “Construction, Day 25: Installing Garage Doors

  1. I’m fairly impressed that you were able to do this yourself. My wife and I are redoing a lot of the exterior of our house. Something we want to change for sure is the garage door. What material is yours? I like the way it looks and if it’s easy to install, that’s a bonus for sure.

  2. Thanks for sharing your home construction process! It is cool to see just how everything is done when it comes to building a structure that we live in. It seems like installing a garage door is not something you can do yourself. I thought maybe I could try doing that, but now Ill start looking for a contractor to install the doors for me.

What do you think?