Garage Door Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Family Safe
If you own your own home, then you probably have one or more garage doors installed in your house. While the garage door may not be the first thing people notice when they visit your home, they are still an important part of the home’s aesthetic value, and can also serve as an important safety feature if you have children or pets that live inside with you. Luckily, there are plenty of easy-to-do garage door maintenance tips that can ensure your door continues to function properly and safely for years to come.
Tips to Avoid Your Garage Door Hurting Someone
Garage doors can hurt someone – here are some tips to avoid that:
- Regularly test your garage door’s performance. This includes testing for proper operation of window shades, bolts and screws, springs, cables and pulleys (if present), hinges, bearings, and lubrication mechanisms.
- If you have a manual garage door, make sure it is easy to open and close. Make sure there is enough room between your garage door and vehicles parked in front of it so that people do not get hit by closing doors.
- Also, make sure there is enough room between a wall-mounted or ceiling-mounted garage door opener and anything above it so that people do not get hit by falling parts. The same goes for overhead windows.
The Style of Your Garage Door Can Speak for Itself
Sliding doors are typically lower than swinging doors, and many come with sensors that automatically reverse their course when they detect an obstacle in their path. Be sure that both your automatic door opener and any safety sensors or reversing mechanism work correctly at all times. Check to see if your garage door has been damaged by hail, floods, or other weather events; replace damaged sections as soon as possible. When you’re done working on the outside of your garage door, check the inside for anything out of place or that might hinder its function. When you’re done working on the inside of your garage door, check the outside for anything out of place or that might hinder its function.
Call us at Front Range Garage Door today for all your garage door repair and maintenance needs!