Garage door safety

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.