Garage doors are large and heavy, which means their use needs to be regulated or they might be unsafe, especially for pets and young children. It’s essential that you make sure the garage door you choose is suitable for your environment and can be used safely by the people who are accessing your garage, and those living in your home.
Here are some of the safety features you should consider:
- Lightweight doors. Choose a lightweight material such as fibreglass or aluminium if you’re concerned about opening the door and injuring yourself.
- Alarms. Garages can be a target for burglars, so keeping them secure with features like alarms is very important.
- Automatic stopping. If you have an electric door or an electric garage door opener, choose an option that offers automatic stopping. This will help to prevent serious injury occurring.
It’s also important you follow all safety instructions and have your door maintained regularly, to keep it working safely.