Garages can be fun places for kids. We all know that kids like to get into the best of places and perhaps the worst of places also. However, garages can cause injuries and even potentially turn deadly if the proper safety requirements are not taken into consideration. Garage doors are a serious business.
A typical garage door can weigh anywhere from 160 to 200 pounds depending on the materials. This is not something to take lightly. Think about 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, many safety issues should be considered.
Taking Safety Precautions
For instance, if a garage door doesn’t have garage door eyes, it may not be able to detect if a small child is running around underneath the garage 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.
Regular garage door inspections by trained professionals can tell you if any safety concerns need to be addressed. 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 around safety. At the end of the day, we don’t want anything to happen to your 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 at 801-898-3667. When you think garage doors, think Accent Garage Doors.