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Safety First! Tips For Garage Door Safety

With June designated as Garage Door Safety Month by the International Door Association (IDA) and the Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA), there is no better time to perform safety inspections and “tune-ups” on garage doors. Here are some helpful tips to share with our customers as a friendly reminder: 

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Squeaky springs? 

This can be caused by normal usage and does not necessarily indicate a problem. Before worrying, try a spray-on lubricant. If the problem persists, it’s time for service. 

Visually inspect your garage door system

Perform a monthly visual inspection and look for signs of wear and tear on brackets, cables, rollers and pulleys. They can cause serious injury if loosened or removed. 

Test for safety reverse functionality

Until 1993, garage door openers were not required to have the ability to reverse direction when they encountered an obstruction. Not reversing? It’s time to get a new opener to avoid a potentially dangerous situation. 

Get an annual check-up

An annual check-up from your local Wayne Dalton garage door dealer can keep doors operating safely and smoothly for years to come. Have a safe summer! 


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