Garage doors are made to be heavy and secure so that they keep your belongings safe from any unwanted attention. For this reason, they can also be very dangerous for children. Being a heavy moving object, it’s not surprising that they could cause injury if not used correctly.
Luckily, with a little thought towards garage safety, it’s easy to prevent any accidents taking place. As a leading provider of high quality garage doors in Cheshire, we have put together some of our expert safety tips to follow – keeping your children safe and happy!
Don’t Let Children Play With The Door
Children are well known for being curious, something that can be both endearing and frustrating. Something as simple as an automatic garage door could fascinate them – many will view it as some kind of game. It’s important that you don’t let them view it as a source of entertainment. To ensure safety, we advise setting down rules about playing with the door. Explain that it’s dangerous to run under, play with the remote or play with any attached cables.
Carry out Regular Garage Door Maintenance
It’s essential that your garage door gets a regular maintenance to ensure that everything is working just as it should. We suggest visually inspecting the garage each month – look for any signs of damage or wear and tear. You should check the springs and cables, listen for any unusual sounds, assess if the door goes up and down smoothly and take time to lubricate the door hinges.
Check the Door Sensors
If you have an automatic garage door, it’s important that you check that the obstruction sensor is working correctly. You can do this by blocking the sensor and checking if the door stops and reverses. If it doesn’t do this, it’s a warning sign that your reverse feature isn’t functional. This is when you should seek a professional to come and check it out.
Buy a High Quality Door
Problems often arise when garage doors are poor quality. They are more likely to suffer a mechanical failure which could prove dangerous for you and your children. This is why it’s essential to choose one that is made with the best quality materials. Not only will the door be less likely to break down, it will also last you a lot longer. A well constructed garage door is one that will help protect your children from accidents.
If you want to purchase a bespoke garage door that provides good quality security for your garage, please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Ace Garage Doors. We have an extensive range for you to choose from, with lots of different styles available.
All of our garage doors can be tailored to your specific requirements, so you can be satisfied that it will fit your property.
For more information, please get in touch on 01625 800122 and a member of our team will be happy to help.