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Garage Doors Should be Safe and Sound

Did you know that your garage door is the largest moving object in your home and could weigh up to 400 pounds? For your safety make sure it’s in good condition.

First of all, understand that garage door systems are really two systems that come together to operate as one. There is the garage door and the garage door electric opener. Many people believe a garage door comes with an opener and that they are all one piece of equipment. 

But for a garage door to function safely and smoothly, the door itself must be properly balanced and installed and go up and down easily. If you require more force, there is something wrong with your door and it could become a safety hazard.

EiEiHome spoke with experts at The Garage Door Depot who explained their 18-point inspection to ensure every component of your door is reviewed for safety. Once you have a garage door that is operating well, you can add an electric opener to allow for the remote opening and closing of your door. Once you have this luxury, it is irreplaceable.  Who wants to get out of the car on a rainy day to open the door?

When a door opener is not working, it is often the door itself that is in need of repair not the motor of the door opener.  When homeowners repeatedly use an opener on a door that is not functioning well, they will damage the motor gear or other electrical parts.  When a homeowner calls to purchase a new gear for their opener, we always ask them to raise and lower their door manually. If they can’t do it with minimal effort it is more than likely that the gear in the motor has deteriorated because of the poor operation of the garage door itself.


At Garage Door Depot, they don’t want to sell someone a part that will just need to be replaced again in a short time. They always try to help their customers figure out the cause of the problem.

With annual preventive maintenance, homeowners can be assured that their door will operate smoothly, safely and reliably throughout the year.  The Garage Door Depot provides both annual maintenance and emergency repairs.

Did you know that hospitals report that almost 40% of all garage door injuries happen between June and August?  It is crucial to teach your children proper safety guidelines around garage doors. Kids need to know that garage doors are dangerous. Bikes and toys should never be left in the path of the garage door.

The Garage Door Depot provides friendly and professional customer service, safety tips and free estimates. Their highly skilled technicians are ready to service all of your garage door needs.

Special to EiEiHome by Diana Sargant Gibson

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