MONTH: June 2016

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3 Quick Tips for Garage Door Safety

June is National Garage Door Safety Month, assigned by the International Door Association and the Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association, to promote safety and awareness about the biggest moving part of your house. Practicing garage door safety is important, especially considering these facts about garage doors: More than 70% of homeowners enter and exit their home through the garage door. The average garage door (ie: 25 gauge raised steel panel 16x7 garage door) can weigh between 150-160 pounds. The...

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The Dangers of Replacing a Garage Door Spring

With all of the informative information on the internet, it is easy to learn how to do many home maintenance and remodeling projects yourself. However, not every repair in your home should be tackled by someone with no experience with the task. One of the most important maintenance tasks in your home that you should never try to DIY is replacing a garage door spring. Because of the huge tension the springs hold, it is extremely dangerous to attempt a...

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Garage Door Safety Checklist for Garage Door Safety Month

Most homeowners take the safety of their garage door for granted. It has always operated smoothly so they do not think about checking for issues that could impede the safety of the largest moving object in your home. Even if the door opens and closes without a fault, there could be many hard-to-see issues that will cause a safety risk or eventual break down the road. For Garage Door Safety Month, check our garage door safety checklist to ensure your...

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Garage Door Safety Features to Install and Check

We are wrapping up Garage Door Safety Month, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore the safety standards of your garage door operating system the rest of the year. For example, in extreme cold temperatures, your garage door can malfunction to let cold air into your home or potentially injure someone in your home. To keep you safe all year long, here are some garage door safety features you should be aware of. Check Reverse on Garage Door Safety Features...

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