How to Install a Wall Mount Garage Door Opener

What You'll Need
Wall mount garage door opener kit
Electric screwdriver
Two stepladders
Wall anchor
Power drill

For those wondering how to install a wall mount garage door opener, you can start your project with these helpful tips. The model described below is one of the easiest to install. Make sure a friend can be around to assist you with some of the tasks. These types of garage doors are simple and professional assistance is usually not required.


Step 1 - Purchase the Wall Mount Garage Door Opener

Both wall mount and standard wall door openers can be purchased at the same store-make sure to describe to your dealer what kind of door installation you have because some wall mount openers won’t fit certain kinds of walls. Choose a wireless model if you can afford it, as this will make the installation even easier. If you don’t have a car, make sure that the store delivers the package to your home because it’s very big and heavy; you’ll want a friend to help you unload when it arrives.

Step 2 - Prepare the Space

Gather all the tools and materials and make sure there is enough space for you to work in the garage. It would also be beneficial to clean the area. Before installing the opener, check if your wall has crevices or needs maintenance. It might be worthwhile to turn off the main electric switch as a safety measure, but this is not necessary. Once the opener arrives at your home, it’s time to start the process.

Step 3 - Install the Wall Mount Garage Door Opener

Carefully take the opener out of its packaging. Look for the manual and read the instructions. Grab the stepladder and make two holes on each side above the door using the power drill to add the support brackets. Now, carefully slide the wall mount console onto the center of the spring tube. With the help of a friend, each of you should grab a side and attach it to the support brackets. Use the electric screwdriver to mount it.

Step 4 - Assemble the Winding Gear

To finish, assemble the winding gear, which will set the tension of the springs to the correct point. Before testing the opener, also check if the lifting cables are okay. Now, both your opener and the door should work together as a unit. Give it a test run. 

Step 5 - Post-Installation Tips

As you can see, the process is simple. It typically just takes an hour to install. If you live in a place of high humidity, buy a dehumidifier for your garage. This will help your opener console stay in proper function. You should also check the condition of the release handle for emergency situations. When using the push button, you will have to wait ten seconds for the opener to move the wall. This is another preventative measure that many manufacturers have designed.