Garage Door Safety Issues and Dangers
Your garage door is one of the most important entries into your home. If it won’t open and you forgot your keys you could be trapped outside without away into your house. During the winter months, with freezing temperatures, this could be a very dangerous situation and life-threatening to you or your family members.
If your garage door will not close, this welcomes uninvited critters or unwelcome guests in the middle of the night. No one wants to wake up to an animal destroying things in their garage. Nor do you want to be woken up by an intruder breaking in and stealing from you. This is another big safety concern for all family members of your household
Garage Door Installation Safety.
Garage doors are the heaviest moving object in your home. If a garage door is not working as it should, this can be an opening and closing crushing hazard. Depending on the size and if a door is insulated, garage doors can weigh up to 180 pounds or more.
There are over 12,500 garage door injuries each year. Several of those injuries occur when a homeowner tries to fix or repair their own garage door. With the garage door being as heavy as it is along with all the moving parts, there will be something that goes wrong when you try to install the door yourself. It’s best to leave the garage door repairs and installation to trained and certified professional garage door installers.
Garage Door Repairs
Why is my garage door loud and squeak when opening and closing? Most homeowners are not sure if, when, or at all if their garage door’s hinges and rollers were last lubricated. The garage door rollers and hinges might be damaged and need replacing upon inspection, especially if they have not been properly lubricated for some time.
Garage door springs may be old and damaged. We’ve all heard stories of garage door springs breaking that can send broken pieces flying into walls or damaging cars. You do not want to be anywhere close to a garage spring when it breaks. That’s why all your garage door parts should be checked often by a professional.
Here is a list of problem areas you could be having with your garage door.
- Old Garage Doors
- Damaged Garage Doors
- Garage Door Hinges
- Garage Door Rollers
- Garage Door Tracks
- Loose Hardware
- Cables and Pulleys
- Door Balance
- Autoreverse Not Working
- Worn-Out Springs
Should I Repair or Replace My Garage Door?
That’s ultimately up to you and what you feel is in your best interest. In some cases, it’s better to replace your door with a new garage door than to pour money into a costly repair.
If you happen to need a new garage door we would be happy to help you find the right fit for you and your home. New garage doors can increase your home’s value by up to 4%. That
money goes right back into your pocket! If you have a $275,000 home worth, that increases your home value $11,0000.00.
Call Garage Harmony for a Garage Door Safety Inspection
If you have just moved into a home or would like your garage door checked out. Our garage door professional would be happy to give you a garage door and garage door opener a complete and thorough safety inspection. Call Garage Harmony at 1-855-427-2432 today so you and your family can feel safe, secure and worry-free in your home.
Garage Harmony serves the Portland, Bend Oregon, Vancouver, Washington and Plano, Texas metro and outlying local city areas.