Garage Door Safety
For your and your family’s safety you should always have an experienced, licensed garage door technician install your garage door.
If you install it yourself, carefully read and follow all safety, installation and operation instructions in your owners’ manual (and installation instructions). DASMA recommends that trained door systems technicians install garage doors.
- When closing your automatic garage door, always watch the door until it completely closes. Make sure no person, animal or object gets caught under a closing door.
- Consult the owner’s manual and learn how to use the garage door’s emergency release feature.
- Keep the the garage door opener control button out of the reach of small children. Teach children never to play under or near an open garage door.
- Replace Old Springs! Springs wear out. When they break, they can result in injury. If your garage door has two springs and only one breaks, replace them both. Remember the garage door’s springs are the most important and most dangerous part of your door. If your springs are squeaky then use a spray-on lubricant (recommended especially for garage doors). If the noise persists, call a professional garage door professional. You might have a problem with the spring if your door does not open or close smoothly. Spring systems are dangerous and should be repaired only by trained professionals.
- When buying a replacement garage door, do not use the old tracks. For best performance and long life of the garage door, you should use the track that is designed for your specific door.
Although you should provide safety checks and maintenance to your garage door system, keep in mind that an annual visit from a trained door systems technician can keep your door operating safely and smoothly for a long time.