June is Garage Door Safety Month

June is officially Garage Door Safety Month. With support from industry leaders, including installers and manufacturers, the focus is on maintenance and awareness that garages are now the most-used point of entry. They are large, move with force, and can be a hazard if not cared for properly.

Summer is also the time when garages receive the most attention. With yard work, gardening and a host of family activities, the garage door does truly receive a workout. While today’s models are safer than ever, it is still important to know which parts to inspect and to understand the dangers that lurk every time a remote control activates the door.

Ten safety standards are on the list during this widespread promotion. The first points revolve around children. They should never be allowed to handle a remote and should not treat the door area as play space. Next, make monthly inspections of all moving parts and check the reverse mechanism. If anything seems out of place, consult a professional to make proper garage door repairs.

A few simple inspection steps, along with minimal precautions, will keep garage doors working longer while providing a layer of protection from thefts. If you are in need of garage door repairs, contact Mid-Atlandtic Door Group for a thorough garage door inspection.

Overhead Door Company of Washington, DC
Serving Washington DC & Suburban Maryland
6841 Distribution Drive
Beltsville, MD 20705
(301) 937-1800

Overhead Door Company of Washington, DC
Southern MD Branch
151 Schooner Lane, Suite 27
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
(301) 937-1800

Overhead Door Company of Washington, DC
Northern VA Branch
8641 Virginia Meadows Drive
Manassas, VA 20109
(703) 334-4050

Overhead Door Company of Central Virginia
Serving the greater Richmond VA area
10391 Leadbetter Road
Ashland, VA 23005
(804) 550-1300

Overhead Door Company of Harrisburg-York
Serving the greater metropolitan Harrisburg PA area
576 Grandview Drive
Lewisberry, PA 17339
(717) 938-6101

Overhead Door Company of Harrisburg-York
Serving the greater Hanover-York PA area
23 Amy Way
Hanover, PA 17331
(717) 633-5776