Garage Door Safety Month in May: Tips to Keep Your Garage Doors Safe

By:   Niki D'Angelo | Published:

May is Garage Door Safety Month, and at Banko Overhead Doors, we’re committed to helping our customers ensure their garage doors are safe and reliable. A garage door is a significant part of your home, providing security, convenience, and even curb appeal. However, it can also pose safety risks if not properly maintained. Here’s how you can make sure your garage door is safe and how smart technology can help.

Regular Maintenance and Inspections

The best way to ensure your garage door is safe is through regular maintenance and inspections. Here are some tips to keep your garage door in top shape:

  • Check the Balance: An unbalanced garage door can put strain on the opener and lead to dangerous malfunctions. Disconnect the opener and manually lift the door to ensure it’s balanced.
  • Inspect Safety Features: Test the auto-reverse mechanism and the photo-eye sensors to ensure they work properly. If they don’t, it’s time to call a professional for repairs.
  • Lubricate Moving Parts: Regularly lubricate springs, tracks, and rollers to keep the door operating smoothly and reduce wear and tear.

Upgrading to a New Garage Door

If your garage door is old or showing signs of significant wear, upgrading to a new one can improve safety and reliability. Modern garage doors are designed with enhanced safety features, such as pinch-resistant panels and reinforced tracks. At Banko Overhead Doors, we offer a wide selection of high-quality garage doors that combine safety, style, and durability.

Smart Garage Door Openers with the myQ App

Smart technology can also play a significant role in garage door safety. The myQ app, when paired with a smart garage door opener, provides several safety benefits:

  • Remote Monitoring: With myQ, you can monitor your garage door from anywhere. You’ll know if it’s open or closed, and you can receive alerts if there’s any unusual activity.
  • Remote Control: The myQ app allows you to open or close your garage door remotely, which is useful if you forget to close it or need to let someone in while you’re away.
  • Secure Access: Some myQ-compatible garage door openers come with integrated cameras, allowing you to see who’s at your garage door and ensure it’s secure.

Professional Garage Door Servicing and Repairs

Routine servicing by a professional is crucial to maintaining garage door safety. At Banko Overhead Doors, our technicians can identify potential issues before they become major problems, ensuring your garage door operates safely and efficiently. Whether it’s a simple tune-up or a major repair, we’re here to help.By following these tips during Garage Door Safety Month, you can keep your garage door safe for you and your family. If you need assistance with inspections, upgrades, or repairs, don’t hesitate to contact Banko Overhead Doors. We’re dedicated to providing top-notch service and ensuring your garage door is safe and reliable. Stay safe, and let’s work together to ensure your garage door is always in excellent condition.

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