Did you know most garage door accidents can be traced to a faulty opener? We want to make sure your garage door is working safely for you. Our team at Boulder Overhead Doors would love to help you out and inspect your opener.
Safety Features on Garage Door OpenersIn the early 90’s, laws were passed to make safety standards more rigorous. The UL mandates certain features to be on all openers as well as extensive safety testing to be done by the manufacturer. These new laws have successfully ended child death from garage door entrapment. If you have a newer opener, you can be confident that your opener comes with automatic reversal and an emergency release. You can see why we highly recommend replacing your old opener, even if it seems to still be working fine. We take your safety seriously and don’t want to see anyone in our community get injured by their garage door.
We Recommend Annual Safety InspectionsYour garage door is probably the most used piece of equipment in your home. After opening and closing day after day, your opener can become defective and those safety features might not work anymore. That is why it is so important to have a professional do a safety inspection on your system once a year. There is a long list of items that we go over and thoroughly inspect. There are standards that we must meet as professionals in the garage door industry with our inspections. Here are a few of the items we go over during the inspection:
- Emergency release
- Automatic reversal system
- Door operation
- Warning labels
- All wires in the opener