Why install carriage door hardware?
Carriage doors are trending and bring a custom look to a home’s exterior. Adding hardware to your garage to get this look is one of those little things that make a big impact with little time or money investment. We’re talking 15 minutes or less!
Before installing the hardware, consider some fresh paint that matches your trim
color or an on-trend wood stain like Walnut to really make the hardware details
pop. Remember, the little things can make the biggest difference!
How-To Install Surface Hardware
Quick Tips: Leave about 1/4-inch between the edge of the garage and the panels. This will ensure the panels don’t get stuck under the door’s weather guard or stuck on the door’s metal framing. For a metal garage door, use a drill bit specifically designed for sheet metal to avoid damaging the door.
- Space out the placement of the hardware pieces. Position the pulls on the bottom half of your door and make sure to position the straps so they do not interfere with moving parts, edges or seals. Use a level to make sure the panels and pulls are straight and masking tape to temporarily secure the panels and pulls.
- Mark the drill holes on the garage using a pencil.
- Remove the hardware pieces from the door. Using a 7/64- inch drill bit for the straps, and a 7/32 - inch drill bit for the pulls, drill directly into the garage, careful not to drill the through to the other side!
- Re-tape the hardware pieces to the door, double check they are level and screw onto the door.