Garage Door Safety Tips
Learn more about garage door safety tips from Metro Garage Doors.
Metro Garage Door Provides Community with Products and Tips Aimed at Keeping Homeowners Safe All Year Long
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The garage door is often the largest entry point in the home, and so it is important for consumers to keep garage doors and automatic opener systems in proper working condition. June has been designated Garage Door Safety Month by the International Door Association (IDA) and the Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA).
Metro Garage Door, which distributes Wayne-Dalton products, a leading brand in the garage door industry, is bringing attention to garage door [AND GARAGE DOOR OPENER] safety for the benefit of the Atlanta community.
In addition to a full line of garage doors, Metro Garage Door carries garage door openers and accessories from The Genie Company, one of the most recognized brands in garage door openers. Genie® has designed the Intelligent Wall Console and the Closed Confirm™ remote with extra security and efficiency in mind.
The Intelligent Wall Console, which will be available in June 2012, provides homeowners with advanced security as well as greater control of door operation and garage lighting. With Sure-Lock™ built in, it allows homeowners to lock external activation of their garage door openers, making it ideal for when homeowners are away for extended periods of time.
Genie also introduced the Closed Confirm™ remote, an advanced garage door accessory that emits a beep and flashes a green light to confirm the garage door closed properly or a warning tone and red light if it did not.
Metro Garage Door is offering 10 safety and security tips to ensure protection throughout the year.
Make sure the garage door opener control button is out of the reach of small children.
- Do not let children play with garage door remote controls.
- Never place fingers between door sections. Explain the dangers to children and consider pinch-resistant door panels.
- Consult the owner’s manual and learn how to use the garage door’s emergency release feature.
- Visually inspect the garage door each month. Look at springs, cables, rollers and pulleys for signs of wear. Do not attempt to remove, adjust or repair these parts or anything attached to them. These parts are under high tension, and should only be fixed by a trained door repairman.
Test the garage door opener’s reversing mechanism monthly by placing a 2×4 board in the door’s path. If the door does not reverse after contacting the object, call a qualified garage door professional for repair. If the opener has not been replaced since 1993, replace the garage door opener with a new one that has safety beams and auto-reverse as a standard feature.
- While on vacation, unplug the garage door opener unit or use a wall vacation lock console security switch, which renders remotes unusable and is an optional accessory to most openers.
- Do not leave the garage door partially open. When activated again, it may travel downward and come in contact with an object in its path. This also compromises a home’s security.
If you are uncomfortable trying this yourself, give us a call at 770-489-9726 to receive your “All Points Safety Check” at $20 off our regular service price.