You may not think of your garage door as a serious safety risk– We’re fairly certain that you don’t think of your garage door as some sort of medieval torture device, either, but it can easily become a serious hazard to you and your family.
Your garage door is the largest moving part on your home. An uninsulated garage door weighs at least 150 pounds, and uses a very complex system of taut springs, cables, motors, and other parts to open and close. With that much force opening and closing, it is imperative that you ensure your garage door never falls into disrepair, nor does it ever stop properly functioning. Think about it– With your children running around in the yard on a lazy Seattle afternoon, should you really have to worry about whether or not they will get trapped by the 16′ X 7′, 150 pound overhead garage door. Your garage door should never become a risk, which is Seattle Garage Doors offers a myriad of services to help keep your garage door from being accused of manslaughter.
To start, Seattle Garage Doors can perform force and reverse safety tests. This will ensure that a small amount of force will keep the garage door from closing on an object, whether it be something stored in the garage or a person. In addition, the test will ensure that your garage door will also reverse quickly and efficiently to keep the object further from harm’s way.
Seattle Garage Doors can also perform emergency release repairs and maintenance. During a blackout, your garage door will not work without power to operate the garage door opener. Luckily, the springs and cables can also be operated manually, so you can operate your garage door even when the power is out. Just like other garage door parts, though, your emergency release can also fall into disrepair, which could leave you trapped in or out of your home during a blackout, which could potentially be an emergency situation. This is why Seattle Garage Doors recommends regular inspection and maintenance of your garage door emergency release system.
What about when your garage door is a hazard to the contents of your home, or even who’s home alone? Leaving your garage door open and forgetting about it can leave your home vulnerable to burglars and vagrants. This is why Seattle Garage Doors can install an open indication monitor, which will alert you of the status of your garage door so that you never create a target out of your home.
Call Seattle Garage Doors today, and help make your garage door a wonderful addition to your home, rather than a risk. (800) 347 – 0182