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Category: Garage Door Safety
01 Jun 2016
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...
08 Jun 2016
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...
16 Jun 2016
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...
23 Jun 2016
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...
17 Jan 2017
When Do You Need Garage Door Repairs?
Homeowners are often taken by surprise when they push the button on their garage door opener and nothing happens. But, if you pay attention to your garage door and opener you can often catch warning signs that the opener is heading towards failure. By catching these signs and having a technician perform repairs before the failure happens you can often times save yourself money by preventing larger repairs to be needed before further failure occurs. Sometimes a garage door failure...
25 Jan 2017
The Must-Have Garage Door Services Your Technician Should Provide
The Must-Have Garage Door Services Your Technician Should Provide When the time has come to when you are in need of service for your garage door or it is time to replace your garage door you will find yourself in the position of needing to choose and installer/servicer for your garage door. When faced with this choice you may choose to turn to the yellow pages or a google search for service providers in your area. Either of these can...
23 May 2017
Why Garage Door Repairs Should be Handled by a Professional
DIY is the New Thing. With apps like Pinterest, some things just seem so easy! Unfortunately, that's not always the case. When it comes to garage doors, exterior entry doors, and windows, it may be best to leave it to the experts. Here's why: Companies such as Door Systems, Inc. of Lee’s Summit have 30+ years of experienced along with a trained staff that know all the ins and outs of garage door repairs and maintenance. One thing many people don’t...
30 Jun 2017
Garage Door Safety Month: Top 5 Safety Tips
Garage Door Safety Tips from Door Systems Inc In an effort to promote garage door safety the International Door Association and the Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association assigned June as National Garage Door Safety Month. Your garage door can weigh anywhere from 100-600 lbs, so it is always a good idea to think about safety on this largest movable item in your home. Here are some important safety items to remember when it comes to keeping you and your...
06 Jun 2018
Garage Door Safety Month: Importance of Garage Door Sensors
The Importance of Garage Door Safety Sensors Since 1993 garage door safety sensors have been required on all garage door openers. This safety feature has saved countless people from injuries and damage to vehicles and other property. Your garage door is likely the most used entry/exit point for your home. If you work a typical Monday-Friday job your garage door is going up and down 1,040 times a year, and that doesn’t even account for the weekends! If there are...