I'm having my garage doors replaced next week and I'm debating whether to install drywall before the installation or after.
The wall that the garage doors are on is currently not insulated or drywalled (same deal with another adjacent exterior-only wall). I've already run electrical to both of these walls. Final step is to insulate and drywall.
My question is, should I let the garage door installers install as it was before, with the garage door rail/track hardware bolted directly to the exposed studs, and then (in a manner I think will look less finished) drywall around all of the hardware mounting points? OR, should I install the drywall first and have them mount the hardware to the studs with the lag bolts going through the drywall.
If the latter, my plan would be to cut the pieces I need in advance for the garage door wall, and as they start taking down the old stuff, I'd quickly screw in place the new pieces. The goal is to have a clean look and to not have to cut a bunch of notches and holes and then mud over (or have to look at ugly) hardware cutouts in the gypsum board.
I've already mentioned to the installers I was planning to do this in the background while they tore out the old system, and they seem fine with it. But I also didn't get the vibe they were going to tell me which way was optimal.
Thanks for any input!