I am attempting to install a garage door opener in a new garage. The instruction manual states that the header bracket must be installed with 2" clearance from the max height of the garage door.
When i measure the header for the 2" distance it ends up being exactly even with the top edge of the garage door header. This is the point where the drywall starts.
I have pictures from when the garage was being built that show there is a 2x4 running right on top of the header and then a stud directly above in the center of the door opening.
I was wondering if i need to cut the drywall away to mount directly to the supports or if i can screw through the dry wall into the supports. Also, if i should cut a longer section of drywall out, and run a 2x4 across a couple studs at the top of the header.
Thanks for any help!