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

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Garage Door Safety - International Door Association (IDA)

Did you know June is Garage Door Safety month? Well, it is. In honor of Garage Door Safety month, the International Door Association (IDA) has a new video offering homeowners a quick primer about their garage door and tips to keep the door operating safely and efficiently. I just watched the video (see below) and I plan on doing my semi-annual lubrications of hinges, rollers and springs this weekend. That’s something any homeowner can do. But for major repairs, I’m leaving that to the professionals as the IDA video suggested. And thanks to the International Door Association, I’m giving away a $25 Visa gift card on my dad blog.

The above video is the latest addition to GarageDoorCare.com, which is a non-commercial website dedicated to helping homeowners understand how garage doors work. GarageDoorCare.com is full of useful content that helps homeowners understand the basics of garage door safety, operation and maintenance. It also offers a handy email service that allows customers to sign up for twice-a-year reminders that it’s time to lubricate the garage door. You won’t get a flood of emails or sales calls. Instead, you will receive two simple reminder emails a year — that’s it.

It’s important to remember the garage door is the largest and heaviest moving object in a home. A a falling garage door can cause serious injuries and even death. That’s why I used GarageDoorCare.com to find a garage door service professional when my garage door spring broke. I like saving money by doing my own repairs, but replacing a garage door spring is too dangerous for me to do on my own.

Garage Door Safety Month Giveaway

Thanks to International Door Association, a reader of my dad blog will win a $25 Visa giftcard. The winner will be randomly selected. The deadline to enter the contest is Wednesday, June 14th (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 sweepstakes on my dad blog. I am not liable for the prize. I will receive a giftcard for reviewing the video. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]

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

  1. Never attempt to repair a garage door’s springs or cables. These are under extreme tension and can cause severe injury or even death. These are best repaired by a trained service technician

  2. The tip that I think is so important is Keep your garage door properly maintained to keep it operating safely. Annual maintenance by a trained service technician is recommended.
    Never try to maintain a garage door on your own.

  3. I learned from the safety tips to teach kids to keep fingers and hands away from door sections when the door is opening or closing to avoid injury.

  4. I like this tip from their selection: When opening or closing the garage door, always keep the door in view until the door is fully opened or fully closed. Make certain that no adults, children or animals try to enter or exit while the door is closing..

  5. You should do a monthly test of the door balance, door reverse mechanism, photo eye, and force setting.

  6. If you have children, you should also take some time to teach them that the garage door and its operating system are not playthings

  7. Maintenance can be performed by the homeowner, but installation or replacement should be performed by professionals.

  8. When opening or closing the garage door, always keep the door in view until the door is fully opened or fully closed. Make certain that no adults, children or animals try to enter or exit while the door is closing.

  9. I went to the site and I learned that all major repairs should be done by a pro and to never try to do them by yourself.

  10. I like the maintenance tip: Monthly door balance test. If your door is equipped with an automatic opener system: close the door and disconnect the automatic opener. Once you are able to lift the door manually: Lift the door. It should lift smoothly with little resistance and should remain fully open. If it is difficult to open or does not remain open, the door may be out of balance and should be serviced by a trained service technician.

  11. Sharing a fact – After all, the garage door is the largest and heaviest moving object in most homes. It can cause injury or even death if damaged or misused.
    thank you

  12. From the site I learned all major repairs should be done by a professional and not on my own. Thanks for the nice giveaway!

  13. I learned that when opening or closing the garage door, always keep the door in view until the door is fully opened or fully closed. Make certain that no adults, children or animals try to enter or exit while the door is closing.

  14. Newer, insulated garage doors even help save energy. You can be seriously injured or worse if you attempt to remove the garage doors on your own.

  15. If you have children, you should also take some time to teach them that the garage door and its operating system are not playthings.

  16. Never attempt to repair a garage door’s springs or cables. These are under extreme tension and can cause severe injury or even death. These are best repaired by a trained service technician.

  17. Never stand or walk under a moving garage door. Never try to enter or exit the garage by racing under a moving garage door.

  18. I learned that annual maintenance by a trained service technician is recommended. It’s not something I generally think about!

  19. Keep fingers and hands away from door sections when the door is opening or closing to avoid injury.

  20. “You can perform some simple safety and maintenance tasks yourself. Other tasks – such as spring repair/replacement, track and roller repair/replacement and door installation – are jobs best left to trained service professionals.”

  21. One of the helpful tips I saw was that you should have your garage door inspected annually by a qualified service technician.

  22. Never allow children access to the remote controls or push button wall controls for garage door opener systems.

  23. Hubby is a carpenter and one thing was confirmed. Those springs are very dangerous. If you dont know what you are doing and even if you do, they are nothing to fool with!

  24. Christie Door Company is the closet certified installer. I have to agree, they are a very reputable company and most of the companies here in town as well as individuals use them.

  25. Remember that your garage door opener uses electricity, which can shock or kill if mishandled. Service should be performed by a trained service technician.

  26. A tip that I learned is that if you have children, you should also take some time to teach them that the garage door and its operating system are not playthings.

  27. I learned you should have the door checked annually by a qualified service technician to ensure that it continues to work properly and effectively.

  28. 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. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  29. I learned that frosting your garage door windows (when possible) will obscure visibility into your garage, which is something we’ve been wanting to do lately.

  30. If you have children, you should also take some time to teach them that the garage door and its operating system are not playthings. True!

  31. Fact: The garage door and garage door opener are not toys. They are dangerous if misused, and can cause serious injury or even death.

  32. My best advice would be dont attempt to work on garage doors unless you really know what your doing. And if not seek a professional

  33. When opening or closing the garage door, always keep the door in view until the door is fully opened or fully closed. Make certain that no adults, children or animals try to enter or exit while the door is closing.

  34. Never stand or walk under a moving garage door. Never try to enter or exit the garage by racing under a moving garage door.

  35. Never attempt to repair a garage door’s springs or cables. These are under extreme tension and can cause severe injury or even death. These are best repaired by a trained service technician.

  36. Children should never be allowed to play with the garage door or its operating system. Children should never stand, run or play under or near any garage door, especially when the door is open or moving

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