The Most Common Garage Door Accidents — and How to Prevent Them
Even though your automatic garage door opener makes it look lightweight and easy to lift, a garage door is actually very heavy. The most common garage door accidents occur when the door falls on someone, causing injury or even death.
Garage door accidents can cause catastrophic injuries for kids of all ages, and a malfunctioning door, or an incorrectly installed sensor is often to blame. While most garage doors have the right safety features, it is important to make sure your door is in good operating condition and that all parts are working correctly.
Never let kids or adults climb on the door or play with any parts of the door opener — doing so can drastically increase your chances of an accident.
Since another leading cause of garage door injury is due to faulty or incomplete repair work, it is essential to have any work done my a trained professional. Home improvement and DIY projects are fun and can save you a lot of money, but the garage door is big enough to cause serious injuries, and should not be repaired by anyone but an expert.Written By: Nic Koff