Maintaining and keeping your garage door in good condition is important in making sure you have the ability to get your car in and out of the garage. It is also important for safety. Can you imagine your door suddenly coming down on the roof or hood of your vehicle when you least expect it? Just on a superficial level, when something like that that happens, not only would the accident have an impact on your vehicle, but also your insurance rates. They would go up as well.
If you fail to keep your garage door in good working order, you’re not only increasing the chance of a vehicle accident happening, but you’re also risking bodily injury to not only yourself but also your household or business.
In 2014, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that there was around 2,000 injuries from a garage door that year. The force of a garage door coming down on a small child can result in life-threatening injuries.
Between 1974 and 1995, at least 85 children died or suffered permanent brain damage as a result of garage door related injuries. Despite the fact that in 1993 the Consumer Product Safety Commission required all automatic garage door systems to have a safety reversing or automatic shut-off system, 20% of the safety systems failed to work properly.
There is another safety issue, which is keeping unwanted people out of your garage, especially if your garage has a door leading to other parts of your house. Failing to secure your garage door can lead to result in loss of valuables through unauthorized entry to your house.
For your safety and for the safety of those around you, take the time to contact us to have us take a look at your garage door.