Garage Door Best Practices With Children in the Home
Your garage door is the largest, most important entry point to your home. As such, it has a large impact on many things, such as safety, security, and temperature. If you own a home where children are living, make sure to educate them on the garage door.
The Overhead Door Company of Lexington is staffed by garage door experts, and we handle garage door repairs and installations every day. However, it's important to remember that children don't necessarily know what to do and what not to do with garage doors unless they are taught by a responsible adult.
The most important thing to know is how to stay safe. Children should always stay clear of the moving door. There are dangers in the hinges, rollers, tracks, springs, and panels. Obviously, children should never play with the garage door and should always be supervised by an adult.
Keeping them safe means preventing them from accessing the automatic opener or getting underneath or near the door while it's in motion. Also, model the behavior you want to see in children by taking care when you use the door yourself.
Overall garage door safety takes everyone to make it work. Garage doors are heavy and designed to move, so children need to careful around them.
If you have questions or need help with your garage door, please give us a call. We're here to help!