Harris Poll recently conducted a survey for the International Door Association (IDA), which is a trade association consisting of over 2,000 door and access system dealers and installers worldwide. The IDA commissioned the survey because they want homeowners to consider maintenance of their garage door the same way they consider maintenance of their smoke alarms and cars — as a necessity for the overall care and safety of their home. They also want me to share the results of their survey with my readers. And thanks to the International Door Association, I’m giving away a $25 Visa gift card to a reader of my dad blog. BTW, check out the Garage Door Care site to learn about how garage doors work, garage door safety and garage door maintenance.
Home and vehicle maintenance and safety are two things you don’t neglect. You diligently change the batteries on your smoke alarms in the spring and fall. You don’t neglect oil changes for your car. But when was the last time you thought about maintenance on the heaviest moving appliance in your home — your garage door? If you are like most of the homeowners recently surveyed by Harris Poll, you rarely, if ever, perform routine maintenance on your garage door (I’m guilty!). And that can lead to inconvenience, or even injury.
Here are some results of the garage door maintenance survey:
- 82% of Americans who own a house with a garage/garage door may be taking the maintenance of the largest and heaviest moving object in their home for granted
- 54% have never had a garage door and/or garage door opener safety check performed by a professional garage door/dealer installer
- 47% have never had a garage door professional inspect or service their garage doors
- 34% admit that no one in their household has ever personally tested the safety features of their garage doors and/or garage door openers
- 27% say that their garage door’s hinges and rollers have never been lubricated
- 12% say that they are not at all sure when their garage door’s hinges and rollers were last lubricated
Garage Door Care Giveaway
Thanks to the International Door Association (IDA), a reader of my dad blog will win a $25 Visa gift card. The winner will be randomly selected. The deadline to enter the contest is Friday, April 11th (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).
[Disclosure: The giveaway prize will be provided by the International Door Association (IDA), but they are not the administrators of the sweepstake on my dad blog. I am not liable for the prize. I will receive something for hosting this contest. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]