Safety First: Garage Doors Are Heavy

Garages can be fun places for kids. In the winter they can be places where kids play to avoid going outside. For those of us who have kids we know that kids like to get into the best of places and perhaps the worst of places also.

However, garages can cause injuries even potentially turn deadly if the proper safety requirements are not taken into consideration. Garage doors are a serious business.

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Don’t Take Doors Lightly

A typical garage door can weigh anywhere from 160 to 200 pounds depending on the materials and size. This is not something to take lightly. Think about it this way. A garage door can weigh as much as a grown man. Yes, please allow us to repeat that statement. A garage door can weigh as much as a grown man.

If the proper safety precautions are not working, there are many things to take into consideration. For instance, if a garage door doesn’t have garage door eyes, it will not be able to detect if a small child is running around underneath the door. If the garage door eyes aren’t working properly, it still may not be able to detect child at play.

Garage door springs, as well as garage door tracks, can also pose risks for children. As children may love touching just about everything, you do not want them touching the panels of the garage door or parts around where small fingers can get stuck. Please take extra precaution when allowing your kids to play in the garage or in and around your home.

Inspect for Safety

Regular and frequent garage door inspections by trained professionals can tell you if there are any indications that need to specifically be addressed to keep your kids safe. Should you have any questions regarding those inspections, please don’t hesitate to ask us.

Please know that at Accent Garage Doors we take safety first. We don’t cut corners with safety. Last year we are proud to say that we were able to continue to serve our customers without any incidents which is a goal that we work towards each year.

At the end of the day, we don’t want anything to happen to your or our loved ones. We value our customers and consider them our friends. When servicing your garage door we can provide insights and suggestions to ensure that your garage door, home, and kids are safe.

We are a Utah based organization covering the Wasatch Front servicing, installing, and maintaining garage doors.  Should you need any assistance with your garage door, give us a call and schedule an appointment. We stand ready to help you! Remember that when you think garage doors, think Accent Garage Doors.