5 Garage Door Safety Tips

An overhead door is an important part of your home. We use our garage door almost every day. It’s important to ensure that your garage door is working properly so that it remains a safe and functioning piece of machinery. Here are 5 tips to ensure your overhead door is safe.

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1. Keep your garage door fully open or fully closed. A partially opened garage door could potentially be a security risk or a safety risk if objects are placed below the door and then activated before the object is moved.

2. Do not place fingers between the sections of the doors and do not stand near the door when it is in operation. Make sure any children in the home know the dangers of being near the door when it is in operation to avoid potential injuries.

3. Every overhead door should have an emergency release function. Make sure you and other adults in the home know how the emergency release function works. Check the owners manual if you are unsure how to use the emergency release.

4. DO NOT let children play with the garage door opener or near the garage door!

5. Test the reverse function. An overhead door should have a sensor that halts and reverses the door if an object is in the way of the sensor. You can test this by putting a soft object, like a paper towel roll, between the sensors and attempting to close the garage door. If the garage door fails to close or immediately reverses then congrats(!) your door is working properly! If the door closes on the object, then immediately contact an overhead door repair company to fully inspect your garage door.

Modern Overhead Door provides overhead door replacement and repair services to the following Wisconsin areas:

Ripon, Green Lake, Berlin, Appleton, Greenville, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Waupun, Lomira, Green Bay, De Pere, Princeton, Markesan, Poy Sippi, Redgranite, Wautoma, Westfield, Montello, Marquette, Columbus, Randolph, Brandon, Waupaca, Kingston and Weyauwega-Fremont