Twin City Garage Door Co. Blog

What’s the big deal with garage door safety, anyway?

At Twin City Garage Door, safety is of paramount importance.  This includes the safety of the product we install and work on, as well as the safety of our crews out on the job sites and in our warehouses.

When our team is working on a project, whether it’s a repair or a new installation, our technicians always check both the garage door and the opener before they leave.  What are they looking for?

  1. The opener should reverse the garage door when the photo beam is broken.
  2. The garage door should also reverse when contact is made 6” from the floor.
  3. The garage door push button mounted on the wall should be at least 5 feet from the ground to prevent children from playing with the door.

And not all garage doors are created equal.  There are clear safety concerns, especially for doors manufactured before 1991.   That year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published regulations, required by Congress, to protect young children from being trapped under garage doors.   The new law required that:

What does this mean?  It means there are definite safety concerns if you have a garage door manufactured before 1991.  Our technicians can assess your garage door and review any safety concerns with you.

Here are some other guidelines from the CPSC to keep in mind:

All of this can keep you and your family safe.  If you ever have questions or concerns about the safety of your garage door, don’t hesitate and give the team at Twin City Garage Door a call!

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