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With summer just around the corner, now is a great time to make memories outdoors while the weather is still mild. However, every time you leave the home for an adventure, your garage door sustains wear and tear.
The longer a garage goes without maintenance means an increase in safety risks. With May being garage door safety month, we’re recommending a few ways to keep your garage a safe space.
As your garage door is used each day, it’s vital to teach your children about the danger of a closing garage door. You can follow general rules of thumb like avoiding the garage door while it’s closing or opening and keeping your dog on a leash when you’re entering and exiting your garage.
Garage doors typically have an auto-reverse setting that detects the presence of an object underneath it and reverses. You can test the setting by placing a piece of plywood or styrofoam directly underneath the door before you close it. Schedule a garage door check-up immediately if the garage door continues to close with this object underneath it.
Your garage should always be opening and closing quietly and smoothly with little resistance. From creaky noises to irregular movement, these are warning signs of a damaged garage door and are clues to call a professional right away.
However, you can prevent garage issues entirely with regular maintenance. A garage door professional will ensure your garage is running and may be able to recommend routine maintenance to avoid large repairs later on. Most importantly, preventative maintenance prevents your garage door from posing any danger to friends, family or pets.
With an occasional garage door tune-up and regular maintenance, you can rest assured that your garage is a safe space for you and your family. When you’re ready to tune up your garage, contact ProLift Garage Doors by calling us at (888) 824-9947.