Recent Garage Door Safety Articles


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What You Don't Know About Your Garage Can Hurt You

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 14, 2016

Do you have a garage attached to your house? Attached garages have become an increasingly popular feature of American homes since they were first introduced a century ago, overtaking...


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7 Summer Safety Tips for INSIDE the Home

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 21, 2015

Happy summer! Have fun swimming, hiking, biking, boating, grilling, and enjoying the great outdoors this summery season -- but don't forget the essentials of outdoor summer safety....


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Garage Door Panel Repair or Replace?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 10, 2015

Your sectional roll-up garage door is composed of at least three hinged panels (usually steel, although some are wooden). Occasionally one of the panels may be damaged by a vehicle...


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ID a Faulty Garage Door Spring

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 20, 2015

How often do you use your garage door? Even if you open and close it only when you're leaving for work or coming home, that's a total of approximately 500 times per year. All that wear...


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Commercial Overhead Doors -- Built to Take a Beating

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 28, 2014

Looking to install or replace commercial overhead doors? Remember Job #1 -- these doors have got to be built for endurance and efficiency. They frequently are required to open and close...


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How a Broken Hinge Can Damage Your Garage Door

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 04, 2014

Small in size though they are, hinges are essential to the proper functioning of your garage door. Should they break or wear out, opening the garage will be difficult, if not impossible....


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Why You Must Buy a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 03, 2014

Have you heard of the silent killer? Every year, carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning claims 500 victims in the United States. This colorless, odorless gas is a byproduct of using common...


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4 Ways Smart Homes Are Getting Smarter Than Ever

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 21, 2014

It used to be that we adults just had to worry about keeping up with our children in the smarts department. (Remember the first time you had to ask your offspring to show you how to...