Safety for Garage Doors in Florida

Garage doors are usually the largest and heaviest moving objects in a home, and so garage doors should be taken seriously as safety hazards for Florida residents. Garage doors post such a threat to Florida residents as well as to all other Americans that by 1983, the federal government required that all electric garage doors have some kind of failsafe mechanism to prevent them from crushing animals and human beings. This was after it became abundantly clear after many accidents that garage doors in Florida and all over the United States were a danger to home owners if not monitored properly.

The average electric motor operator for garage doors in Florida is 30 years. It is important to consider this and measure it against the age of your home when considering whether or not to have a professional garage door technician into your Florida home to inspect your garage door.

Test your garage door safety

Test the safety of the garage doors in your Florida home at least twice a year to make sure that they do not pose a threat to you, your loved ones, or your pets. To test the safety of your garage doors, locate the door’s photo cell sensor, activate the door and then break the beam with a wave of your foot or hand. The door should stop and reverse direction. If it does not, you will need to have Overhead Door’s technicians inspect the garage doors in your Florida home and determine what modifications and repairs are needed in order to ensure their safety.

Our Florida team keeps your garage doors safe

Overhead Door’s team of technicians for garage doors keeps Florida residents safe from harm. Safety is key to us, and we know you feel the same way.