09 October, 2017

The Dangers of an Old Garage Door

An outdated garage door is more that just an inconvenience. Sure it can break down and make getting to work, or getting the kids to school a real problem. However, did you know that it can pose a threat to your property and even your family? There are more than 10,000 injuries in the United States every year that require a visit to the Emergency Room because of garage doors. Your garage door is a large and important part of machinery in your home and proper maintenance must be given to your garage door, to ensure that it keeps running smoothly and does not pose a risk.

There are a surprising amount of variables that can make a garage door dangerous. Cuts are the most common injury caused by garage doors, followed by contusions, fractures and even damage to internal organs. Around 15% of these injuries occur to children under the age of 18 and over 15% occur to the elderly. All of these injuries are avoidable and it is our responsibility to ensure every garage door is operating safely. The risk towards families is too much to bear and we are committed to guaranteeing all of our customer’s garage doors are properly installed, maintained, and most importantly, safe. At One Clear Choice garage doors, we have years of experience and by calling us to inspect your garage door, your family and valuables will be much safer.

Besides the potential risk that a neglected garage door can pose to your health and the health of your family, it can also be a serious problem for your car and other valuables. An improperly secured garage door can fall unpredictably and if your car is in the way, it can cause serious damage. Additionally, an old garage door can get stuck on its tracks, leaving your home vulnerable while you are away. Your garage door is an entryway to your home and it is important to ensure its security just as much as the front door.

Finally, an old garage door’s springs can break and, in the best case scenario, your car can be trapped behind a solid 500 pound wall. This can be a hassle to get to work on time and cause serious inconveniences to daily routines. To avoid the embarrassment of a trapped car, damage to your car and home, and to protect the safety of your loved ones, it is essential that your garage door is up to date and well maintained. For newer garage doors, we recommend lubricating the tracks frequently to reduce wear and tear. On older garage door models, we recommend scheduling an appointment with one of our licensed garage door professionals who can help determine how much longer your current door will last and what the safest, most elegant replacement will be. At One Clear Choice garage doors, we are committed to ensuring all of our customer’s garage doors are safe, reliable, and beautiful.

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