Keep Your Home and Family Safe by Paying Attention to These Garage Door Danger Signs
If you can’t say off the top of your head when you had your garage door replaced, then it may be time to consider doing so. The fact of the matter is that too many homeowners have cheap garage doors installed that were not providing safety or security in the first place – but as these doors got older, they became even less safe and secure.
Read on to learn some of the warning signs that it’s time to get help. Whether you need garage door repairs of your garage door replaced entirely, you have Dynamic Garage Door on your side. Call us at 855-343-3667 to get the process started.
Your garage door opener only has one automatic reversal system
Any garage door built before 1993 only had one automatic reversal system. These are called mechanical, and if they lowered and came into contact with a person or item, they would continue going down. This could cause serious and sometimes life-threatening injuries to homeowners and their guests. If you have an especially old garage door opener then you may be in danger.
Your garage door has an older tech system
If you programmed the remote for your garage door with DIP switches, which are set in + or -, then you can count on the fact that the signal could potentially be received by someone who wanted to break into your home. If your garage is separate from your home then they can only gain access to what’s in your garage. However, if your garage is attached to your home then these unsecure switches could be allowing just about anyone access to your home.
Today’s tech is much more advanced. In fact, the latest options can be operated by your smartphone, computer, or tablet to open from anywhere – and also that you can be instantly notified if your garage door is opened.
Your garage door is loud
Once again, if your garage door is not attached to your home then this may be a minor point. However, if it is attached to your home and makes a lot of noise, then you could literally be losing sleep over it. This is likely if it is an older chain drive. These worked much like a bike chain worked – a chain was attached to a steel cable. Today we use rubber belts that are reinforced with metal fibers. They are extremely strong and durable yet virtually silent when they open and close.
Are your ready to find out more about your options in garage doors? Are you not sure if now is the time to replace your garage door or if repairs are all that’s needed? Then we welcome your call! Reach out to Dynamic Garage Door at 855-343-3667 and we can get started right away.