Garage Door Safety Tips and Giveaway – win a $25 Visa gift card

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Garage Door Care ~ International Door Association (IDA)

Today on my dad blog, I’m going to share some garage door safety tips and then host a giveaway ($25 Visa gift card). The garage door safety tips I’m going to share are from the International Door Association. The IDA is a trade association with over 2,000 door and access system dealers and installers worldwide. The IDA offers a quick quiz on their website, Garage Door Care, to test you and your family’s garage door safety smarts. After taking their short quiz (I answered all five multiple-choice questions correctly), the site explains the safety reasons for the answers.

Garage Door Safety Challenge

Below are some do’s and don’ts parents should teach their children. They are easy to remember if your think of the acronym: D.O.O.R.

Garage D.O.O.R. Safety Tips

  • Doors are heavy — never stand, run or play under or near any garage door, especially when the door is open or moving.
  • Openers are for adults — never play with the button on the wall that opens and closes the garage door.
  • Ouch! — never touch any part of a moving garage door. Your fingers and hands can get hurt!
  • Remotes are for adults — never play with the remote control in the car or on Mom and Dad’s keychain.

Garage Door Care Giveaway
Thanks to the International Door Association (IDA), a reader of my dad blog will win a $25 Visa giftcard. The winner will be randomly selected. The deadline to enter the giveaway is Thursday, September 27th (Eastern time). The giveaway is limited to readers in the USA. If you don’t see an entry form below, please wait for the Rafflecopter giveaway form to load (or refresh the browser).

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[Disclosure: The giveaway prize will be provided by International Door Association, but they are not the administrators of the giveaway on my dad blog. I am not liable for the prize. I received a gift card for hosting this giveaway. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]

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92 thoughts on “Garage Door Safety Tips and Giveaway – win a $25 Visa gift card

  1. I learned that the push button wall control for a garage door operating system should be mounted at least five feet off the floor, out of the reach of children.

  2. Don’t back into it, breaking it, then disable the safety so you can get it down, then forget that it’s been disabled…

    My mom did this.

  3. kids should never play under garage doors.

    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”

    Thanks for the cool giveaway!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  4. Always keep items away from the door so there is nothing to get caught in its pathway……….. big one… keep children out of the garage away from the garage door , accidents happen!

  5. Thanks for the giveaway…every responsible family member should know how to operate the manual override to open the door in case of power outage, or other emergency.

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