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Four Tips for a Safe Garage Door

Garage door safety is a concern that many people have – and with good reason. Many garage doors weigh over 500 pounds, and are the largest moving appliance in most homes. While a properly installed and maintained garage door are generally safe, some older models have a history of being problematic.

As a garage door torsion spring leader in Raleigh and throughout the Triangle, Garage Door Specialist understands your family’s safety is at the top of your list. We are committed to providing functional and safe doors for all of our customers, and are proud to have offered this service for many years.

Garage Door Safety Tips

Here are a few tips that can help increase the safety of your garage door and help prevent unfortunate mishaps in your home:

  1. An automatic garage door is not a toy, so don’t let your children treat it like one. They should never use the ‘big button’ to just make things happen
  2. Never leave a garage door partially open. Walking under patially closed doors or ducking under closing doors is potentially hazardous. Always keep your garage door completely open or completely closed.
  3. Balance is important in having a properly installed garage door. Make sure to use a qualified installer to correctly install or maintain your cables and springs.
  4. If you have a wall-mounted opener, please make sure that it is a minimum of five feet off of the ground. This should help ensure that small children or pets do not tamper with the machine.

We value your personal safety, and take every precaution possible to ensure your garage door is installed and maintained correctly. If you’re in need of a repair, ready for service, or have questions about the use of your garage door, please contact us today. A faulty door is a dangerous scenario, and we’re ready and able to help keep your home safe!


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