Garage doors built in the last 20 years come with some pretty sophisticated security features. Nevertheless, there are some things you can do to hedge your bets even more.
- Make sure you know where your emergency garage door release switch is, and how to use it. It’s usually a cord that hangs from the ceiling. Your owners manual will show you where it is.
- When the door is installed, make sure it is out of the reach of children. While you’re at it, why not give them a little instruction on the importance of garage door safety, and don’t let them play with the remote.
- Don’t try to do any repairs on your garage door when it comes to springs pulleys, cables, or anything that is under tension. You can be seriously injured.
- Make sure the auto reverse functionality is working by placing something in the path of the closing door.